Photo of Brenton StewartJ. Brenton Stewart

Associate Professor

PhD: Library & Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2012

Master's Degree(s): MSLS, Clark Atlanta University, 2003

Bachelor's Degree(s): BA, University of North Carolina Greensboro, 2001

Phone: 225-578-1467


Office: 275 Coates Hall

Dr. Stewart completed his PhD in Library & Information Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research is focused on everyday information needs and behaviors (that is information requests, desires, production, and dissemination outside of libraries) with a particular emphasis on social media platforms.


LIS 7010 Organization of Information
LIS 7401 Academic Libraries
LIS 7503 Information Technology and Public Policy
LIS 7608 Introduction to Cataloging and Classification
LIS 7609 Advanced Cataloging and Classification
LIS 7909 Directed Independent Study 

Research Areas 

Dr. Stewart’s research centers underrepresented populations with an emphasis on everyday information behaviors and barriers.

Selected Publications

Stewart, J. B. (2022). Community, Risk Assessment, Prevention and Control: Black American College Students' Information Seeking on COVID-19. Health Information & Libraries Journal.

Ju, B., Stewart, J. B., & Jin, T. (2022). “A bit hard for us to explain”: Barriers to creating new information in scientific collaboration. Library & Information Science Research, 44(3), 101173.

Ju, B., & Stewart, B. (2019). “The right information”: perceptions of information bias among Black Wikipedians. Journal of Documentation, 75(6), 1486-1502.

Stewart, B., & Kendrick, K. D. (2019). “Hard to find”: information barriers among LGBT college students. Aslib Journal of Information Management, 71(5), 601-617.

Yang, S., & Stewart, B. (2019). @ Houstonpolice: an exploratory case of Twitter during Hurricane Harvey. Online Information Review.

Selected Presentations

Stewart, B., Ju, B. A Conceptual Framework of Data (Info) Quality Revisited, Annual Meeting of Association for Information Science and Technology, Salt Lake City, Utah, October 30 - November 2, 2021.

Ju, B., Stewart, B., European Symposium on Societal Challenges in Computational Social Science, Perceptions of information bias and inequity among Black Wikipedians, Cologne, Germany. (December 2018).

Stewart B., Ju, B. What Drives Black Contributions to Wikipedia? Annual Meeting of Association for Information Science and Technology Vancouver, BC, Canada | November 9th – November 14, 2018.

Stewart, B.,Yang, S., WebScience Conference 2018, "The Spread of “Fake” and “False” Information During Hurricane Harvey," ACM Conference on Web Science, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands. (2018).

Selected Grants/Funded Projects

Stewart, B. (Principal), Walker, J. (AWARD #-001715) "EAGER Cloud-Ecosystem in Box (CEB)," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, $298,286.00. (2018-2020).

Awards and Honors

Russell Long Professorship in LIS (2016-2018)