Research Interests

Knowledge Organization · Social Tagging and Folksonomies · Subject Indexing

Education

Anticipated 2023 - 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. (2022). Analyzing the Structure and Dynamics of Control Relationships in the Case of “Illegal Aliens” in the Library of Congress Subject Headings. In Knowledge Organization across Disciplines, Domains, Services and Technologies (pp. 133-146). Ergon-Verlag.

Holstrom, C. (2021). The Sears List of Subject Headings: Social and Cultural Dimensions in Historical, Theoretical, and Design Contexts. NASKO 8 no. 1, 1-11.

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.

Holstrom, C. (2019). Moving Towards an Actor-Based Model for Subject Indexing. NASKO 7, no. 1: 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 - TA for INFO 350: Information Ethics and Policy - University of Washington

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

2022 - Member of the Program Committee for the International Society of Knowledge Organization 2022 Conference.

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

2018-2021 - Reviewer for the iConference

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

Awards and Fellowships

2020 - Best Student Paper - Association for Information Science and Technology Annual Meeting

2018 - Gershenfeld PhD Scholarship - University of Washington

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

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

1998 - Julia Swanson Scholarship in Physics - Gustavus Adolphus College

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