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College of Information and Communications

Faculty and Staff

Darin Freeburg, Ph.D.

Title: Associate Professor
Department: School of Information Science
College of Information and Communications
Website: Selected Works of Darin Freeburg
Phone: 803-777-0446
Office: School of Information Science
Davis College, Room 214
1501 Greene Street
Columbia, SC 29208

Curriculum Vitae



B.A., English, MidAmerica Nazarene University
M.A., Theological Studies, Nazarene Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Communication and Information, Kent State University


Darin Freeburg is interested in knowledge behavior within complex systems, looking at how people and organizations create, evaluate, document, share, and apply knowledge. He is particularly interested in how knowledge behavior is influenced by beliefs, and the role of knowledge in information literacy instruction.


Freeburg prioritizes availability to students, understanding the importance of individualized learning. He also encourages critical engagement with course materials and concepts. He teaches courses in information literacy, knowledge management, and information science theory.

Recent Publications

Freeburg, D. (2020). "“The ticket you get punched”: The divide between academic and public librarianship and the MLIS." Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 62(1). In Press.

Freeburg, D. (2019). An information-based approach to organizational change management. VINE Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems. [In Press].

Freeburg, D. (2018). The knowledge lens: Equipping information professionals to spark innovation within organizations. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 59(4), 228-252.

Freeburg, D. (2018). Leadership and innovation within a complex adaptive system: Public libraries. Journal of Librarianship & Information Science, 52(2), 451-463.

Freeburg, D. (2017). A knowledge lens for information literacy: Conceptual framework and case study. Journal of Documentation, 73(5), 974-991. 

Freeburg, D. (2016). The openness of religious beliefs to the influence of external information. Journal of Information Science, 44(3), 363-376.


Freeburg met his wife during his time in a public relations band he played in while in college. He played drums and keys, while his wife was a singer. They both still enjoy and play music, and travel to the beach as often as possible. They have a daughter and two small dogs.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.