I see my research and creative work as both deeply connected to my teaching. I apply guided inquiry approaches to empower students to play an active role in the construction of knowledge. Through service learning, active discussion, and creative projects, I help students to gain critical and innovative perspectives on pressing issues.

Below are descriptions and syllabi for the courses that I regularly teach. Feel free to get in touch with me if you'd like further information about activities, assignments, or other resources used for any of these classes.


LIS 639 History of Information Technology

This course covers the history of technologies used to record and disseminate information, from illuminated manuscripts to personal computing devices. While integrating perspectives from book history and computer history, the course focuses on the implications for librarians, archivists, and other information professionals. The course encourages LIS students to consider the importance of information technology history for managing and providing access to collections.

LIS 640 Information Organization and Access

This graduate course is a core class that provides a survey of information organization standards, technologies, and approaches across cultural heritage settings. Students also consider the social and political implications of large-scale, standardized approaches to information organization.

LIS 658 Archives and Records Management

This graduate course introduces students to the history, theory, and practice of the archival profession. The course covers the main archival functions, including appraisal, arrangement, description, preservation, reference, and access.

LIS 681 Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Special Collections

This graduate seminar explores the history and current state of special collections librarianship. Students engage in original research on some issue related to special collections.

LIS 683 Archival Curation, Preservation, and Access

This graduate seminar covers current practices, tools, and approaches involved in the curation of analog and digital archival materials across life cycle stages. The course focuses on curation and preservation activities as the foundation for providing long-term access to culturally significant materials.