My role as a teacher is more than simply developing skilled information professionals.
I emphasize project-based learning, and
in each of my courses, students undertake a significant term project.
I encourage them to work with real organizations to address
real-world information needs, especially with community service organizations.
Past student projects include
designing, evaluating and implementing a system for Mullen library to collect reference statistics,
prototyping a web site for pregnancy support center,
analysis of archiving practices of DC Public defender and recommendations to improve operations,
critical analysis and design recommendations for the CUA Archives web site,
and multiple projects with local public schools, libraries and non-profit institutions.
Students in my Spring 2011 LSC 610 class created wireframes for a potential
redesign of the CUA Archives website.
LSC 555: Information Systems in Libraries
and Information Centers (core requirement)
LSC 610: Internet Searches and Web Design
LSC 753: Programming for Web Applications
LSC 752: Design and Production of Multimedia
LSC 877: User Interface Design & Evaluation
LSC 896 (section 07) - Independent Study
If you are interested in a topic not covered by one of
our regular courses, I am happy to discuss supervising an independent study. You should
contact me at least 4 weeks before the registration deadline.
Examples of independent studies:
- Designing search user interfaces with PHP
- Learning the C# programming language
- Information Architecture: An Investigation of the History & Evolution of Two Communities of Professional Practice
- Investigation of Gaze Behavior based upon Cognitive Function in faceted Search Interfaces for Library Catalogs
Last update 11/03/2011