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Classes taught

MCLS classes designed and taught (paid classes, 1 class is 2 hours)

  • Website redesign for libraries— 3/15, 9/15
    Class description: Considering redesigning your library's website? This program will help you get a sense of what goes into redesigning your website - from initial planning, staffing, research, development, launch, post-launch and everything in between to help you provide a delightful online user experience for your patrons.
  • Writing for the web for libraries —2/14, 8/14, 1/15
    Class description: Is your library's website written in language for the online world? Learn how appropriate writing for the web on your library's website will make for a better user experience for your patrons. We will discuss strategies to help make your library's website content easier for your patrons to get the information they need faster, and easier for library staff to manage.

Guest lecturer for Professor Rieh's SI 531 Human Interaction in Information Retrieval class

  • MeL Redesign—October 2013
  • Good Help is Hard to Find: Choosing a Help Authoring Tool—October 2012


  • User experience (UX) in academic libraries: What does it mean and why should we care?—QuasiCon, Ann Arbor, MI, February 2016
  • Writing for the Web—Indiana Library Federation (ILF) Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN, November 2015
  • Writing for the Web—Internet Librarian, Monterey, CA, October 2015
  • Usability best practices for archives—Michigan Archival Association, Holland, MI, June 2015
  • Website redesign for libraries—Computers in Libraries, Washington DC, April 2015
  • Website redesign for libraries—QuasiCon 2015, Ann Arbor, MI, February 2015
  • Website redesign for libraries—ILF 2014 Annual Conference, Indianapolis, November 2014
  • User experience vision—MLA Academic Conference, East Lansing, MI, May 2014
  • User experience vision for academic libraries—QuasiCon 2014, Ann Arbor, MI, February 2014
  • Not just a facelift: The Michigan eLibrary gets a complete redesign with powerful new functionality—MERIT, Ann Arbor, MI, May 2013
  • Career overview—LAMP (LIS Access Midwest Program), Ann Arbor, MI, June 2012
  • Good help is hard to find: Considerations for choosing and implementing effective help systems—Michigan UPA, Ann Arbor, MI, April 2012
  • Good help is hard to find: Choosing a help authoring tool—QuasiCon 2012, Ann Arbor, MI, January 2012

Other activities

Journal reviewer

Weave: Journal of Library User Experience, March 2014–present

Board member

UMSI Alumni Society Board, Regional Director, 2013-2016


Great Lakes Science Boot Camp 2016 committee member—publicity

Great Lakes Science Boot Camp 2015 committee member—local arrangements and publicity

Ignite UX committee member - 2015 (setup and welcome) & 2016 (speaker wrangler)


Michigan Usability Professionals Association (MI UPA)
Michigan Academic Library Association (MI-ALA)

  • Vice-chair: web development, design and user experience interest group