titsai1Tsai, Tien-I

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Ph.D., Library and Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.A., Library and Information Science, National Taiwan University
B.A., History, National Taiwan University

Work Experience:
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Library and Information Science, National Taiwan University
Associate Lecturer, School of Library and Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Project Assistant, School of Library and Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Areas:
Information Behavior, Information Literacy, Information Sources & Services

Information Psychology, Library Management, Information Visualization, Digital Libraries, Special Libraries, Information Sources and Services in Humanities, , Library Trends

Journal Articles

  • Tsai, T.-I. (2019). Using visual methods to explore how students in information-related fields express the concept of “information”. Journal of Educational Media and Library Sciences, 56(3). (TSSCI journal)
  • 鄭如茵、蔡天怡(2019)。智慧圖書館讀者之需求與滿意度研究:以臺北市立圖書館為例。圖書資訊學研究,13(2)。(TSSCI期刊)
  • 楊琬琳、蔡天怡(2018)。合作學習情境中師資培育生教案發展之協作資訊行為。圖書資訊學刊,18(1),頁109-139。(TSSCI期刊)
  • 蔡天怡(2016)。統計から見る台湾の専門図書館。専門図書館,276,頁54-59。
  • 蔡天怡(2015)。圖書資訊學領域學生如何說出「資訊」的故事:視覺方法之探索性研究。圖書資訊學研究,10(1),頁123-169。(TSSCI期刊)
  • 蔡天怡(2014)。淺談社會性軟體於公共圖書館生涯資訊服務之應用。台北市立圖書館館訊,32(1),頁1-16。
  • Kim, K.-S., Sin, S.-C., & Tsai, T.-I. (2014). Individual differences in social media use for information seeking. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 40(2), 171-178.
  • Eschenfelder, K. R., Tsai, T.-I., Zhu, X., & Stewart, B. (2013). How institutionalized are model license use terms? An analysis of e-journal license use rights clauses from 2000-2009. College & Research Libraries, 74(4), 326-355. Retrieved from
  • Tsai, T.-I. (2012). Coursework-related information horizons of first-generation college students. Information Research, 17(4) paper 542. Retrieved from
  • Tsai, T.-I. (2012). Social networks in the information horizons of undergraduate students. Journal of Library and Information Studies (圖書資訊學刊), 10(1), 19-45. Retrieved from
  • 吳明德、劉曉青、黃鈺婷、蔡天怡(2008)。我國大學圖書館館藏發展館員對電子資源聯盟的看法探討。圖書與資訊學刊,67,11-22。
    蔡天怡(2005)。《書目答問》與《四庫全書總目》別史類分類之比較。大學圖書館, 9(1),143-156。


Refereed Conference Proceedings & Presentations

  • Tsai, T.-I., Chen, H.-J., Tai, C.-H., & Chen, Y.-L. (2019, October). How do students’ information world maps change while developing their thesis topics?: A longitudinal study using arts-based elicitation interviews. ASIS&T Annual Meeting. Melbourne, Australia.
  • Tsai, T.-I. (2019, August). Exploring the information world in academic contexts: visual elicitation interviews with students developing their master’s theses. International Conference and Workshop on Survey Research Methodology. Taipei: Academia Sinica.
  • 莊竣顯、蔡天怡(2019年5月)。以協作意願與資訊來源管道探究大學生個人差異 及其小組報告之協作資訊尋求行為。輔仁大學圖書館與資訊社會研討會,輔仁大學。
  • Tsai, T.-I. (2018, November). Counting what students in information-related fields see as “information:” A content analysis of visual images. Paper presented at the ASIS&T Annual Meeting SIG-USE Symposium. Vancouver, Canada.
  • Tsai, T.-I., & Yang, W.-L. (2018, March). How do pre-service teachers work “together” on curriculum development projects: A study on tools and tasks in collaborative information behavior. In G. Chowdhury, J. McLeod, V. Gillet, & P. Willett (Eds). Transforming digital worlds: iConference 2018. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Vol. 10766, pp.537-543). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-78105-1_59
  • Tsai, T.-I., Kuo, F. (2018, January). Applying the contextual model of source selection (CMoSS) to nurses at work: a systematic review of nurses’ information behavior. 21st East Asian Forum of Nursing Scholars & 11th International Nursing Conference (21st EAFONS & 11th INC). Seoul, Korea.
  • Tsai, T.-I., Huang, Y.-L., Su, Y.-T., & Weng, P.-H. (2017, November). Public libraries under pressure: a data-driven visualization of longitudinal statistics in Taiwan. Paper presented at the Asia-Pacific Conference on Library & Information Education and Practice (A-LIEP). Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Tsai, T.-I. (2015, April). Supporting early multilingual literacy education of preschool children through a Chinese picture book library. International Conference of Asian Special Libraries (ICoASL 2015). Seoul, Korea.
  • Tsai, T.-I., & Kim, K.-S. (2013, November). Information horizons of college students: source preferences and source referrals in academic contexts. Poster presented at ASIS&T 2013 Annual Meeting. Montreal, Canada.
  • Tsai, T.-I., & Kim, K.-S. (2012, October). First-generation college students’ information seeking: their personality traits and source use behavior in coursework-related context. Poster presented at ASIS&T 2012 Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD.
  • Tsai, T.-I. (2012, September). Coursework-related information horizons of first-generation college students. Paper presented at ISIC 2012: The Information Behaviour Conference, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Tsai, T.-I. (2010, October). The Social Networks in the Information Horizons of College Students: A Pilot Study. Poster presented at ASIS&T 2010 Annual Meeting. Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Tsai, T.-I. (2010). Information Horizons of Taiwanese Graduate Students. In Reilly, M. (Ed.) 2010 iConference Proceeding (pp.233-246). Urbana-Champaign, IL.


Other Invited Articles

  • 蔡天怡(2018)。資訊視覺化概論與實作(頁135-166)。載於余宗基(主編),軍事社會科學大數據論壇。臺北市:國防大學政治作戰學院。
  • Tsai, T.-I., & Chiu, M.-H. P. (2017). ASIS&T Taipei Chapter reception. Bulletin of the Association for Information Science & Technology, 43(3), 26-27. Retrieved from
  • 蔡天怡(2016)。學術文章的影響力及其量化指標。科學月刊:科技報導,419,11-14。


Thesis & Dissertation

  • Tsai, T.-I. (2013). Socialization and information horizons: Source use behavior of first-generation and continuing-generation college students. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.
  • 蔡天怡(2008)。資訊可獲性對圖書資訊學博碩士論文引用文獻影響之研究。未出版之碩士論文,國立臺灣大學圖書資訊學系暨研究所,台北市。