Sue Yeon Syn, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Library and Information Science
Catholic University of America 

620 Michigan Ave., N.E., Washington, D.C. 20064
Office: Columbus School of Law #422A
Phone: 202-319-6277
Email: syn [at] cua [dot] edu


Research Interests

  • User Created Contents and Information Behavior
  • Social Informatics and Social Media
  • Resource Description and Metadata
  • Health Informatics and Health Information Behavior
  • Human Information Interaction (HII)
  • Human Computer Interaction (HCI), User Experience (UX) and Usability Studies

Teaching Interests

  • Data Science
  • Information Systems, Information Systems in Libraries, Healthcare Information Systems
  • Information Architecture
  • HCI, UX, User Interface Design, Interaction Design
  • Information Organization
  • Health Information Technology

Courses in Fall 2017

LSC 551: Organization of Information

Core Course (3 Credits), Fall 2017: OWL Saturdays 9:30am-12:00pm

This course introduces students to the basic principles of organizing and representing information for facilitating access based on users' information needs. The course will address how recorded knowledge can be organized and structured, and ways of providing access to the intellectual works. Topics include defining information; describing and indexing intellectual works; current approaches, standards, tools, and systems in use for information organization; and relationship of information organization to information access.

LSC 753: Programming for Web Applications

Elective Course (3 Credits), Fall 2017: Mondays 5:30pm-8:00pm

This course introduces the concepts and techniques for developing Web-based applications. Emphasis is placed on programming techniques and the basics of database technology required for designing Web-based application interface and managing data on the Web. Students will learn the basics of a computer programming language through hands-on exercises and projects.