Brenda Louise Dervin
|Professor of Communication, The Ohio State University|
|Alma mater||Cornell University, Michigan State University|
Brenda Dervin, was a professor of communication at Ohio State University, working in the fields communication and library and information science. Her research about information seeking and information use led to the development of the sense-making methodology (Ross, Nilsen, & Dewdney, 2003, p. 93). Dervin received a bachelor's degree in journalism and home economics from Cornell University, with a minor in philosophy of religion, and her M.S. and PhD degrees in communication research from Michigan State University. In 1986 she acted as the first president of the International Communication Association. Dervin reviews articles and also is on editorial boards for communication and library and information science journals.
She died in Seattle on the 31st December 2022 
- Dervin, B. (2003a). Audience as listener and learner, teacher and confidante: The sense-making approach. In B. Dervin, L. Foreman-Wernet, & E. Launterbach (Eds.), Sense-making methodology reader: Selected writings of Brenda Dervin (pp. 215–231). Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, Inc.
- Dervin, B. (2003b). Information as non-sense; information as sense: The communication technology connection. In B. Dervin, L. Foreman-Wernet, & E. Launterbach (Eds.), Sense-making methodology reader: Selected writings of Brenda Dervin (pp. 293–308). Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, Inc.
- ^ "OSU School of Communication: Dr. Brenda Dervin". Comm.ohio-state.edu. Archived from the original on 2006-09-01. Retrieved 2010-12-07.
- ^ "Brief Narrative Summarizing Dervin Cv". Communication.sbs.ohio-state.edu. 2007-10-02. Archived from the original on 2010-06-23. Retrieved 2010-06-09.
- ^ https://sense-making.org
- Neill, S. D. (1992). The dilemma of the subjective in information organization and retrieval. Dilemmas in the study of information. Westport: Greenwood Press.
- Ross, C. S., Nilsen, K., & Dewdney, P. (2002). Conducting the reference interview. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc.
- Sense-Making [archived outdated content]
- Sense Making references/bibliography[permanent dead link]
- Sense-Making Methodology Institute: A collection of Dervin’s published papers