Teaching

University of Hawai'i, 2014.

Teaching Philosophy:

With the common demographic of library and information science (LIS) students being graduate students who are working professionals and/or who hold prior graduate degrees from other disciplines, I regard the LIS student with a high level of respect for professional opinion and life experience. This respect for students manifests in my high expectations for quality work: I treat every student as an A student. Working from this framework of excellence, I trust that the student librarian does the same.

As a lifelong learner myself, I work very hard in my role as an LIS educator, to provide learning experiences that are challenging and transformative, but also fun. My contribution to librarianship is expressed by my requiring student librarians to meet the bar of excellence, so that our patrons are best served.


Courses Developed and Taught:

  • Multicultural Resources for Diverse Populations
  • Resources for Young Adults
  • Introduction to Web Design for Information Organizations
  • Social Media Resource Design
  • Storytelling

Additional Courses Taught:

  • Public Library Service
  • Library Programming
  • Resources for Children
  • Information Sources & Services
  • Development of Library Collections
  • Professional/Social Aspects of Information Professions