I am an information scholar whose ongoing research, teaching, and service activities are concerned with music information (and multi-sensory information), history and foundations of Library and Information Science, and epistemology. I am a Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellow with the Irish Traditional Music Archive, Dublin, Ireland, where I lead the LITMUS (Linked Irish Traditional MUSic) project.
My research is in the areas of linked data; music information description, organization, behavior, and retrieval; oral/aural information; time and memory; theory, philosophy, and epistemology in Library and Information Science; and, information ethics.
My teaching activities draw upon my research in music information organization and retrieval and my technical background in web design, information architecture, and linked data. Previously, I taught Digital Libraries for the Library and Information Science master’s program at Florida State University (FSU). I also developed an online course unique to IT/ICT undergraduate education titled Issues in Music Information Retrieval, which I taught in the Spring 2016 semester, and have taught Technical Communication for the Information Professions for FSU information technology undergraduate programs as well.
As incoming chair of the History and Foundations of Information Science special interest group of the Association of Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) for 2017-2018, my service activities also aim to further our discipline through making connections between foundational constructs and present LIS research streams.
I hold a Ph.D. in Library and Information Studies (2016), a M.S. in Library and Information Studies (2012), a M.A. in Arts Administration (2008), and a B.A. in Music (2005) from Florida State University.