Amy VanScoy is an Associate Professor and Director of the Doctoral Program in the Department of Information Science at the University at Buffalo. Her research explores professional work and practitioner thinking in library and information science. This work has been funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and by an ALA Diversity Research Grant and recognized by the SIG-USE Elfreda A. Chatman Research Award and by a Beta Phi Mu/Library Research Round Table Research Paper Award. She publishes in journals such as Library & Information Science Research and Journal of Documentation and presents at national and international conferences. VanScoy teaches in the areas of information behavior, research methods, and diversity. Awards for her instruction include the UB Teaching Innovation Award and the Graduate School of Education Award for Teaching Excellence.