Currently, I am an Assistant Professor and the Web Services Librarian at the University of Montana, Missoula. In addition to leading web services, I lead usability testing, chair our Web Committee, do information literacy instruction and curriculum planning for the information and research division, participate in outreach and communications initiatives, and do research in the areas of usability testing, user experience, metaliteracy, and content strategy .
Previously, I was Assistant Visiting Professor of Information and Library Studies at Luther College in Decorah, IA where I did extensive first-year information literacy instruction, led usability testing, and served as liaison and collection development lead for the English, music, physics, chemistry, and computer science departments.
My MSLS is from UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Library and Information Sciences. At UNC, I was a Carolina Academic Library Associate and worked in the Music Library and Music Cataloging departments. I also interned in the Assessment and User Experience Department at Duke University Libraries. My work there culminated in my thesis, “Low-Hanging Fruit and Pain Points: An Analysis of Change Implementation from Flash Usability Testing at Duke University Libraries”.
My BA is in English (with a minor in cello performance) from Luther College in Decorah, IA.
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