Teaching

 

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

LIBR 514E

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