Beth St. Jean


CASCI Youth Health Lead

Assistant Professor



Research Interests

Consumer health information behavior, relevance, credibility, institutional repositories, open access

CASCI Interest Groups and Activities


St. Jean, B. (2013). Participant reactivity in a longitudinal mixed-method study of the information behavior of people with type 2 diabetes: Research validity vs. “street validity.” Research paper to be presented at the ASIS&T 2013 Annual Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, November 1-6, 2013. Abstract available:

St. Jean B. (2012). “I just don’t know what I don’t know!”: A longitudinal investigation of the perceived usefulness of information to people with type 2 diabetes. Research paper presented at the ASIS&T 2012 Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, October 26-30, 2012. Available:

St. Jean, B., Rieh, S. Y., Kim, Y.-M., & Yang, J. Y. (2012). An analysis of the information behaviors, goals, and intentions of frequent Internet users: Findings from online activity diaries. First Monday, 17(2), February 2012. Available:

St. Jean, B., Rieh, S. Y., Yakel, E., & Markey, K. (2011). Unheard voices: Institutional repository end-users. College & Research Libraries, 72(1), 21-42. Available: