I taught Digital Libraries for the Library and Information Science master’s program at the School of Information, Florida State University (FSU) in the Spring 2017 semester. In this course, students discovered a wide range of issues pertinent to the digital collections environment, including item selection, digitization, preservation, metadata and description considerations, information and data management, usability and user-centered design, evaluation, administration and project management, and digital interfaces. Using Omeka, students in groups built small digital libraries to both apply and expand their understandings of these topics.
Issues in Music Information Retrieval
I both developed and taught this undergraduate course online for the School of Information, FSU. This course examined historical and current research aims and applications in Music Information Retrieval, while focusing on user-centered approaches and future issues facing the field. The course focus is relatively novel in Library and Information Studies (LIS), and teaching the content to undergraduates in Information Technology is another departure from the MIR field’s more traditional alignment with Computer Science. In developing and teaching this course, I used core LIS approaches to discussing description, organization, seeking, and retrieval concepts; copyright and access; users and music information; and, world/traditional musics.
Technical Communication for the Information Professions
In teaching this undergraduate course for the School of Information, FSU, I drew from my background in information technology, content management, and non-profit management. The course emphasized good writing practices, assessing audience, business communication (oral and written), peer editing, as well as best practices for report writing, memos, websites, and other technical documents or formats. In the summer of 2015, I assisted with developing an online version of this course for the School of Information.
Teaching Interests and Experience
- Digital Libraries (taught online for FSU’s iSchool)
- Issues in Music Information Retrieval (taught online for FSU’s iSchool)
- Technical Communication for the Information Professions (taught face-to-face for FSU’s iSchool)
- Foundations of / Introduction to Library and Information Science
- Information Organization
- Theories of Information Retrieval
- Theory Development in Library and Information Science
- Information Architecture/User-centered Design for the Web
- Management for the Information Professions (Human Resources, Marketing, Development, Management of Information Organizations)