Teaching

Courses

Ashford University, all taught exclusively online
INF 630, Systems Analysis
BUS 642, Business Research Methods & Tools

The University of Western Ontario
LIS 9002, Organization of Information
LIS 9004, Research Methods and Statistics
LIS 9724, Web Usability and Design: Theory and Practice
LIS 9731, Database Management Systems
LIS 9763, Social Software and Libraries (Taught exclusively online)
LIS 9852, Images, Music, and Video: Non-text Information (Doctoral seminar)
MIT 3852, Social Media and Organizations (Taught exclusively online)

North Carolina Central University, some taught exclusively online
LSIS 4010, Information Systems in Organizations
LSIS 5171, Systems Analysis and Project Management
LSIS 5452, Advanced Database Systems
LSIS 5610, Information Systems Projects
LSIS 5820, Metadata Analysis

Texas Woman’s University, all taught exclusively online
LS 5013, Information Storage and Retrieval
LS 5133, Indexing and Abstracting
LS 5403, Automation in the Library (renamed as Library Technology Systems)
LS 5413, Systems Analysis and Design
LS 5573.20, The Internet for Library Science Majors
LS 5573.30, The Internet for Non-Library Science Majors

Supervision of student research projects

Winter 2012 and Winter 2013: Genny Jon, Master of Library and Information Science student, The University of Western Ontario. Library schools and special library competencies.

Summer 2012 and Fall 2012: Katharine Lumley, Master of Library and Information Science student, The University of Western Ontario. MLIS student perceptions of online communities.

Summer 2012 and Fall 2012: Matthew Gallagher, Master of Library and Information Science student, The University of Western Ontario. Visual expression: Cephalopod communication and information transmission through colour and pattern.

Winter 2012: Daniel Onaifo, PhD in Library and Information Science student, The University of Western Ontario. The impact of search engine optimization on information seeking.

2011-2012: Co-mentored Scholars’ Electives student Jacqueline Baker, with Anabel Quan-Haase. Privacy on Facebook.

Winter 2011 and Summer 2011: Laura Paprocki, Master of Library and Information Science student, The University of Western Ontario. Oral narration and the rethinking of documentation: A research study of a Kitchener Public Library Human Library event.

Fall 2010 and Winter 2011: Goldwynn Lewis, Master of Library and Information Science student, The University of Western Ontario. The Universe of Knowledge.

Fall 2010: Seolji Park, Master of Library and Information Science student, The University of Western Ontario. The analysis of Government Record Management methodology and its implementation into shared information repositories.

Spring 2009: Gena Cherry, Master of Information Science student, North Carolina Central University. Database-driven Web site development (XHTML, PHP, and MySQL).

Summer and Fall 2006: Laura Hickerson, Master of Library Science student, Texas Woman’s University. Database-driven Web site development (XHTML, CSS, ColdFusion, and Access) containing open access medical resources for Valley View Hospital practitioners.

Fall 2006: Caroline Desrosiers, Master of Library Science student, Texas Woman’s University. Database-driven Web site development (XHTML, CSS, ColdFusion, and Access) for improved access to titles included in the Accelerated Reader Program.

Fall 2006: Elyse Schreiber, Master of Library Science student, Texas Woman’s University. Original cataloging for the Artist Files collection held at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Graduate student involvement

Academic advisor

Daniel Onaifo (LIS PhD, September 2011-June 2013)

Advisory committees

Daniel Onaifo (LIS PhD), Alternate academy: Investigating how students institutions of higher education in Nigeria find and use open educational resources, expected completion 2015

Niall Conroy (LIS PhD), Songwriting and creativity: Exploring information needs and system design, expected completion 2014

Mamta Shankar (Master of Health Information Science), The role of personal support workers in a technology-enabled palliative home care model, expected completion 2014

Jill McTavish (LIS PhD), Knowledge organization practices in everyday life: Divergent discourses on healthy eating, completed 2013

Comprehensive examination committees

Emily Knight (Health & Rehabilitation Sciences PhD), completed 2013

Caroline Whippey (LIS PhD), completed 2012

Gemma Richardson (Media Studies PhD), completed 2012

Niall Conroy (LIS PhD), completed 2011

Thesis examining committees

Yanjun Zhang (LIS PhD), Semantics-based automated quality assessment of depression treatment web documents, defended 2013

Karl Fast (LIS PhD), Human-information interaction for digital libraries: From document repositories to knowledge environments, defended 2010

Tami Oliphant (LIS PhD), The information practices of people living with depression: Constructing credibility and authority, defended 2010

Novella Martinello (Faculty of Health Sciences MS), Online health conversations of Ontario university students, defended 2010

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