|2007 - Present||Associate Professor, San Jose State University ‐ School of Information|
Academic Libraries, Books / Printing / Publishing Industry, Community Information Centers, Continuing Education in LIS, Database and Other Retrieval Systems, Distance Education in LIS, Human-Computer Interaction, Information and Society / Culture, Information Literacy and Instruction, Information Needs / Behaviors of Specific Groups, Information Needs / Behaviors of the Public, Information Needs and Behaviors / Practices, Information Retrieval Theory and Practice, Information Systems and Technologies, Reading and Literacy, Research Methods, School Media Centers / Libraries, Serving Multicultural Populations, Storytelling, and Young Adult Services
Professional Service and Affiliations
|2017 - Present||Chair, ALISE/Bohdan S. Wynar Research Paper Award Committee||2015 - Present||Chair, iSchool Retention, Tenure, & Promotion (RTP) Committee, School of Information (iSchool), San José State University||2014 - Present||Judge, Silicon Valley Innovation Challenge, San José State University||2014 - Present||Member, iSchool Retention, Tenure, & Promotion (RTP) Committee, School of Information (iSchool), San José State University||2013 - Present||Reviewer Referee, ALISE/Bohdan S. Wynar Research Paper Award Committee||2011 - Present||Chair, iSchool Diversity Committee (DC), School of Information (iSchool), San José State University||2009 - Present||Associate supervisor, QUT/iSchool doctoral students (2), School of Information (iSchool), San Jose Staté University||2009 - Present||Member, iSchool Diversity Committee (DC), School of Information (iSchool), San José State University||2008 - Present||Faculty Advisor, iSchool Connext student and alumni networking group, School of Information (iSchool), San Jose Staté University||2016||E Reviewer/Referee, Emerging Learning Design Journal (ELDJ)||2015||External Reviewer, Doctoral Dissertation, Queensland University||2012 - 2014||Chair, Institutional Review Board (IRB) Senate Committee, San José State University||2011 - 2014||Member, ACRL Distance Learning Section Research Committee, Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), American Library Association (ALA)||2012||Judge, Doctoral Poster Competition, Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE)||2012||Reviewer/Referee, Outlines: Critical Practice Studies (OCPS)||2011 - 2012||Member, Institutional Review Board (IRB) Senate Committee, San José State University||2010||Reviewer/Referee, The Journal of Education in Library & Information Science (JELIS)||2009 - 2010||Reviewer/Referee, The Journal of Education in Library & Information Science||2009||Reviewer/Referee, The Journal of Education in Library & Information Science (JELIS)||2009||Reviewer/Referee, The Journal of Educational Computing Research|
Honors and Awards
- Purdue Libraries’ Research Award, Purdue University, 2015
- School of Information Outstanding Professor Award, San Jose State University, iSchool Faculty Institute, 2013
- School of Information Faculty Distinguished Service Award, San Jose State University, iSchool Faculty Institute, 2012
- 2nd Place, ALISE Doctoral Poster Session, Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Annual Conference, 2006
- Cota-Robles Research Fellow, University of California, San Diego (UCSD), 2001–2005
- Beta Phi Mu, Library and Information Studies Honor Society, 2000
- Summer Fellow in Chemistry, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 1996
|2007||Ph.D., University of California - San Diego ‐ Communication|
|2000||MLIS, San Jose State University ‐ School of Library and Information Science|
|1997||B.S., Saint Joseph College ‐ Biology|
Learning to use information: Informed learning in the undergraduate classroom
Library and Information Science Research (2013)
“Informed learning” is a pedagogy that focuses on learning subject content through engaging with academic or professional information practices. Adopting ...
Connecting distance learning communities to research via virtual collaboratories: a ...
Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning (2012)
This case study reports on patterns of participation in a virtual collaboratory organised around goals associated with the involvement of ...
Distance Learning Skills and Responsibilities: A Content Analysis of Job ...
Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning (2012)
Archived job advertisements from the International Federation ofLibrary Associations and Institutions (IFLA) LIBJOBS mailing list(1996–2010) were examined using content analysis. ...
Book Chapters (1)
Scaffolding the Walled Garden: Working with Remote Students in Research ...
Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Annual Meeting (2013)
How do online MLIS students succeed in contributing to distributed (exclusively online) research groups? How can distributed research apprenticeships contribute ...
Games without secrets: Charting relationships between gaming practices, literacies, and ...
World of Warcraft, Second Life, and Other Virtual Environments for K-12 Education and Beyond, SIG-Cultural Historical Research Symposium, 2009 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Disciplined Inquiry, Education Research in the Circle of Knowledge (2009)