Curriculum Development & Instructional Design

I have experience leading and contributing to projects that support infusing diversity, social justice, and critical theory into library and information science curricula. During the 2015-2016 academic year, I served as Co-Leader of iDiversity’s Curriculum Development Project at the University of Maryland, College of Information Studies. Our team infused diversity into a seminar course in International and Comparative Library and Information Science.

I previously created a course syllabus based on an Independent Study in critical librarianship. I also co-presented a poster – Social justice and Catholic social teachings in library and information science curricula – at The Catholic University of America’s Annual Bridging the Spectrum Symposium, and volunteered for the 2015 Conference on Diversity and Inclusion in Library and Information Science at the University of Maryland, College of Information Studies.


2015 – 2016 LBSC-706: Seminar in International and Comparative Library and Information Science
University of Maryland, College of Information Studies
Course Description: This course analyzes global trends and contemporary constraints in access to information around the world, focusing primarily on developing countries. We will compare and contrast information delivery systems, information policy issues, service arrangements and professional patterns. We will view libraries, archives, information organizations and information systems against the backdrop of national cultures and diverging paths of development. We will highlight influences of social, political and economic factors upon these paths. (3-credit course).
2015 LSC-694: Independent Study in Critical Perspectives in Library and Information Studies
The Catholic University of America, Department of Library and Information Science
Course Description: This course provides a foundation for studying library and information science utilizing a critical lens. Examines the ways social, cultural, political, legal, and economic forces influence libraries and information; and how traditional practices may conflict with the values, principles, and ethical responsibilities of the profession. Particular emphasis is given to critical pedagogy, academic librarianship, and information literacy instruction in higher education settings. Promotes self, professional, institutional, and societal critique to enable “reflection and action upon the world in order to transform it.”
2014 LSC-695a Practicum
The Catholic University of America, Department of Library and Information Science
Course Description: Supervised professional training in a library, archive, or other library/information service agency approved by the faculty of Library and Information Science. Requires written goals and evaluation of practicum experiences, observation by Practicum Coordinator, and participation in an online course. (3-credit course).