My research currently focuses on information literacy, particularly in the sciences. I'm especially interested in how students learn to distinguish appropriate sources in complex, interdisciplinary contexts. Another strand of my research focuses on the library's role in informal scientific learning and the role of library spaces in embodying scientific literature. Finally, I'm very interested in library outreach targeting retention and persistence which aligns with current trends and interests in higher education.
information literacy in the sciences, information behavior in engineering, user experience, inclusive libraries, library support for student persistence
FYXP 1500 - First Year Success Seminar
Designed to assist first-year students with their successful transition to the University of Colorado Boulder. Students will learn about campus resources, goal setting, study skills, and academic exploration. Participation in class discussions, self reflection, and engagement in course assignments are essential in this course. This course will provide a supportive environment for new students to engage with peers, staff, and faculty to support the first eight weeks of the transition to college.