My courses, like my research, investigate the systematic creation and use of representations of concepts. LIBR 502 introduces students to standards of organization used by librarians such as AARC2, MARC, FRBR/RDA, LCSH, LCC, and DDC. It also covers more abstract topics such as controlled vocabularies, classification, metadata, and facet analysis as well as theories of categories and concepts. LIBR 511 provides in-depth training on these and other standards and also evaluates their current and future role in librarianship. LIBR 514E is a seminar that examines taxonomies, which are eponymous across many disciplines, industries, and fields of endeavor, the best practices for their design, and--crucially--the theories and methods by which the best practices are identified.

Courses Taught 2013-2014

Winter I

LIBR 502

Tuesdays, 2:00 to 4:50 PM


Thursdays, 8:00 to 10:50 AM

Winter II

LIBR 502

Tuesdays, 8:00 to 10:50 AM

LIBR 511

Thursdays, 6:00 to 8:50 PM