Like my research, my approach to teaching is rooted in design. I believe that learning—especially in educational settings for professional practice, like librarianship—is rooted in design concepts like participatory hands-on making (yes, even in online courses!), connecting abstract concepts with concrete skills, and reflective iteration to support ongoing improvement. I incorporate this philosophy into all the courses I teach, which typically include the following:

  • information organization and access
  • library catalogs and cataloging
  • thesaurus construction and vocabulary design
  • taxonomy and classification
  • reference and user services
  • research methods
  • design thinking and methods
  • histories of libraries and librarianship