Associate Professor Rachel 'Ivy' Clarke

RACHEL IVY CLARKE

is an associate professor in the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University.

Her research focuses on the application of design methodologies and epistemologies to librarianship to facilitate the systematic, purposeful design of library services.

She holds a BA in creative writing from California State University Long Beach, an MLIS from San Jose State University, and a PhD from the University of Washington Information School.

 

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Work

Material Interactions
MATERIAL INTERACTIONS: DATA-DRIVEN COMMUNITY QUILTING
Data-Driven Community Quilting
Little Free Fibrary
Little Free Library - Flickr - Dusty J
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Research

My research focuses on the application of design methodologies and epistemologies to librarianship to facilitate the systematic, purposeful design of library services.
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Teaching

Like my research, my approach to teaching is rooted in design concepts like participatory hands-on making, connecting abstract concepts with concrete skills, and reflective iteration to support ongoing improvement. More . . .

Art and Design

I use abrupt juxtapositions to provoke viewers and users into seeing a new and alternative perspectives, blurring the line between art and craft, old and new, science and emotion, and the individual and the community. More . . .