Sean Burns


I am an assistant professor at the School of Information Science at the University of Kentucky. I primarily investigate problems related to scholarly communication and systems and issues related to academic libraries.

I am currently working on a series of information retrieval projects. In general, some of my other work has covered the following, general topics:

Scholarly Communication
Peer review
Data sharing
Scientific writing
Librarianship and Library Science
History of library science and automation
Reference librarianship
Library service
Methodology and Scientific Practice
Qualitative methodology
Data sharing

See my CV for more details.


I teach online and face to face courses in information and communication technology (ICT) and library and information science (LIS). Specifically, I teach graduate courses on knowledge management and electronic resource management, and undergraduate courses on personal knowledge management, Linux systems administration, and semantic web development.