Academic Teaching Experience

(Sample Syllabi)

Librarianship Fundamentals

  • Information Retrieval - Introduction to online retrieval of information, information retrieval theories and models, and evaluation of information retrieval systems used to retrieve and provide access to information in libraries and information agencies. Graduate level, undergraduate level - Online
  • Information Organization - Introduction to the organization of information and the tools used to represent and provide access to information in libraries and information agencies. Graduate level - Online
  • Organizing Information - Introduction to general principles and features of organizing and providing access to information, including varieties and numbers of information-bearing objects, different traditions of practice, user concerns, metadata and metadata formats, document representation and description, subject access, and information system features and evaluation. Graduate level - Online

Technology Focus

  • Introduction to Digital Libraries - This course introduces the student to current research and the conceptual, practical, and technical issues in digital libraries. Theoretical foundations, technical infrastructures, knowledge organization, collection development, users & services, evaluation, as well as social, cultural, and policy issues are discussed. Graduate level - Online
  • Information & Communication Technology - Concepts and management of information technology related to library and information work; databases, networking, web technologies, and social and ethical aspects of information and communication technology applied to libraries and information agencies. Graduate level - Online
  • Database Management - The primary goal of this class is to learn principles and practices of database management and database design. Over the course of the semester we will discuss the database relational database design, normalization, SQL queries, reports and other interfaces to database data, and documentation. Lectures will also cover writing ethical and privacy issues associated with database systems. In- class instruction and exercises will focus on the fundamentals for creating sophisticated, interactive, and secure database applications. (Uses MySQL as backend and PHP as UI tools) Graduate level - In Person
  • Implementing Library IT Systems - The primary goal of this class is to gain familiarity with a variety of Library IT systems at an administrative level. Over the course of the semester we will discuss selection, trends, privacy, security for library systems, within the context of the implementation lifecycle (initiation, planning, execution, and closure phases). Lectures will also cover real-world experiences from the professor and several guest lecturers. In-class instructions and exercises will focus on four key library systems, integrated library systems (ILS), interlibrary loan systems (ILL), electronic resource managers (ERM - databases, audiobooks/ebooks), and printer/user management systems. Graduate level - In Person, Online
  • Data Modeling for Information Professionals - Designed to meet the needs of the information industry for data modeling and database design for text and multimedia applications. Focus on the application of data modeling technologies to library and information science practice and research. Class projects provide hands-on experience in designing and implementing database systems for information service–oriented organizations such as libraries, museums, publishers and bookstores. Graduate level, Undergraduate level - Online

Teaching Assistant

  • Trends and Practices in School Libraries - An overview of current trends and practices in the school library profession using seminal documents of the profession; a detailed view of the current practice of automating a school library, with emphasis on effective use of the automation system. Graduate level - Hybrid
  • Learning Resource Organization (Cataloging) - This course is an introduction to the standard descriptive cataloging, subject cataloging and classification of library materials. Graduate level - Online
  • Introduction to Information Professions - History, roles and scope of the information and knowledge professions. Basic concepts and issues including impact of information technology on the individual, intellectual freedom, privacy and diversity. Legal and ethical aspects of managing information and knowledge organizations. Graduate level - Hybrid