My research interests broadly relate to instruction and assessment of information literacy skills, as well as the affective experience of information seeking. A lot of my work is informed by experiential education and critical pedagogy, and I am increasingly interested in applying the theory of hermeneutics to information literacy instruction. At the end of the day, though, I think that access to information should empower learners to enact social change, and libraries need to do a better job of making that happen, so I support many of the ideas that have been identified as "critical librarianship."
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I am currently Foundational Experiences Librarian at Auraria Library in Denver, Colorado, working with first year students from the University of Colorado Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and the Community College of Denver. Prior to coming to Auraria, I was Library Instruction Coordinator and Government Documents Librarian at Colorado State University-Pueblo from 2011 to 2015, and Library Operations Supervisor at Florida State University's Strozier Library from 2006 to 2011.
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Colorado State University-Pueblo
- 7/2011 - 6/2015
Auraria Library, University of Colorado Denver
- 7/2015 - Present
Florida State University, Strozier Library
- 6/2006 - 6/2011
“Building an Instruction Arsenal: Using Standardized Elements to Streamline Class Planning and Ease Student Learning Assessment Across the Curriculum.”
"Exiled by Prohibition: Americans Abroad and Outsiders at Home."
"They Should Probably Hear About This: Using Instruction Assessment Results to Build Partnerships on Campus."