Research Interests

Knowledge Organization · Social Tagging and Folksonomies · Subject Indexing

Education

Anticipated 2022 - PhD - Information Science - University of Washington

2020 - MS - Information Science - University of Washington

2002 - MS - Technical Communication - University of Washington

2000 - BA - Physics - Gustavus Adolphus College

2000 - BA - English - Gustavus Adolphus College

Publications and Conference Proceedings

Holstrom, C., & Tennis, J. T. (2021). Studying Subject Ontogeny at Scale in a Polyhierarchical Indexing Language. In Diversity, Divergence, Dialogue: 16th International Conference, iConference 2021, Beijing, China, March 17–31, 2021, Proceedings, Part II 16 (pp. 404-412). Springer International Publishing.

Holstrom, C. (2020). The Effects of Suggested Tags and Autocomplete Features on Social Tagging Behaviors. Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology 57, no. 1 (2020): e263. Award: Best Student Paper

Holstrom, C., & Tennis, J. T. (2020). Visibility, Identity, and Personal Expression: Qualitative Case Studies of Social Tagging on MetaFilter. In Knowledge Organization at the Interface (pp. 207-216). Ergong-Verlag, 2020.

Holstrom, C. (2019). Moving Towards an Actor-Based Model for Subject Indexing. NASKO 7, no. 1 (2019): 120-128.

Holstrom, C. (2019). "Is This a Chapter Book?": Parent-Involved Categorization in a Kindergarten Classroom Book Collection. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, 57(2).

Holstrom, C. (2018). Local Authorial Voice and Global Authorial Voice in Community-Authored Knowledge Organization Systems. Advances in Classification Research Online 29, no. 1 (2018): 6-8.

Holstrom, C. (2018). Prototype User Interface for Studying the Effect of Suggested Tags and Autocomplete on Tagging Behavior. Proceedings of ICKM 2018. Vancouver, B.C.

Holstrom, C. (2018). Social Tagging: Organic and Retroactive Folksonomies. In Proceedings of the 18th ACM/IEEE on Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (pp. 179-182).

Holstrom, C. (2002). Storytelling as collaboration and community: Designing an interactive multi-author environment for hypertext fiction (Masters Thesis).

Mellema, S. & Holstrom, C. (2000). Low-coherence optical reflectometer. Proceedings of the American Physical Society March Meeting. Minneapolis, MN.

Holstrom, C. (2000). James Baldwin and the Gimmick: Religion and Art to Lift Him Out. Presented at Time in Transition: African American Voices in Mid-century American Literature. Mankato, MN.

Teaching

Academic

2021 - Lecturer for LIS 530: Organization of Information and Resources - University of Washington

2021 - Lecturer for ENGL 299: Interdisciplinary Writing/Natural Science - University of Washington

2020 - Lecturer for ENGL 288: Intro to Professional and Technical Writing - University of Washington

2020 - Lecturer for ENGL 299: Technical and Professional Writing - University of Washington

2019 - Lecturer for ENGL 199: Interdisciplinary Writing/Natural Science - University of Washington

2019 - Lecturer for INFO 201: Technical Foundations of Informatics - University of Washington

2019 - TA for IMT 530: Organization of Information and Resources - University of Washington

2019 - TA for IMT 535: Intro to Information Architecture - University of Washington

2018 - TA for LIS 501: History And Foundations of Libraries And Librarianship - University of Washington

2018 - TA for INFO 490 and INFO 491: Informatics Capstone - University of Washington

2008-2009 - Lecturer for TC 426: Intro to Computer Software User Assistance - University of Washington

2000-2001 - Lecturer for TC 231: Intro to Technical Writing - University of Washington

1997-2000 - TA for Astronomy, Electronics I, General Physics - Gustavus Adolphus College

Industry

2006-2017 - Instructor for Technical Writing for Google Engineers - Google

2006-2008 - Instructor for Navigating Engineering Documentation - Google

Professional Experience

2015-2017 - Head of Documentation for Google Cloud Platform - Google

2010-2015 - Head of Documentation for Software Infrastructure - Google

2009-2010 - Technical Program Manager for Documentation and Findability Tools - Google

2005-2010 - Senior Technical Writer and Editor for Software Infrastructure - Google

2002-2005 - Technical Writer for DB2 for z/OS - IBM

2001-2002 - Usability Researcher - University of Washington Libraries

Service

2020-2021 - Treasurer for the Doctoral Student Association, University of Washington Information School

2018-2020 - Reviewer for the iConference

2018-2019 - Social Media Officer and Webmaster for ASIS&T SIG/CR

Awards and Fellowships

2018 - University of Washington - Gershenfeld PhD Scholarship

2018 - Drexel University Metadata Research Center - LIS Education and Data Science for the National Digital Platform Fellow (LEADS-4-NDP) - IMLS grant #RE-70-17-0094-17

2017 - University of Washington - Top Scholar Award: Durward and Susan Huckabay Endowed Fellowship

1998 - Gustavus Adolphus College - Julia Swanson Scholarship in Physics

1996-2000 - Gustavus Adolphus College - President’s Scholarship