Faculty Advisor Listing

Students may select from the core faculty list or the following list of instructors when choosing a Practicum Faculty Advisor for the IS 591 Practicum Course.

 

Maria Bonn

Practica areas to advise

Academic libraries
Digitization 
Publishing
Institutional repositories
Scholarly communication services and programs
Interface development

Professional experience

Interface specialist
Digital library development
Publishing
Scholarly communication
Library administration

Nicole A. Cooke

Practica areas to advise

Academic libraries
Library instruction / public services
Reference / public services
Services to diverse populations / Social justice in the information professions
User behavior (Use and Users of Information)

Professional experience

Medical libraries
Academic libraries
Distance education

Dave Dubin

Practica areas to advise

Data and metadata services
Linked data and content management
Semantic web development
Digital archives and assets

Professional experience

Knowledge representation
Deductive technologies
Document encoding standards

Janet Eke, Assistant Director, CIRSS

Practica areas to advise

Public library reference services
Business reference services
Online searching (open web and commercial systems)

Professional experience

Public library reference services
Fee-based custom research services
Computer instruction and training
Online searching (open web and commercial systems)

Elizabeth Hoiem

Practica areas to advise

Children’s literature
Fantasy, science fiction, speculative fiction
Academic libraries
Rare books and special collections

Professional experience

Academic libraries
Youth Services
Researcher

Emily Knox

Practica areas to advise

Theological libraries
Academic libraries
Reference/public services

Professional experience

Theological libraries
Academic libraries

Kathryn LaBarre

Practica areas to advise

Cataloging
Indexing
Technical services
Controlled vocabulary / Taxonomy
User Experience
Metadata for cultural heritage materials
Information organization and access

Professional experience

School Libraries
Academic Libraries
Corporate Libraries
Museums
Archives
Research and Development in industry
Institutional repositories

Rachel Magee

Practica areas to advise

Public libraries
Youth services
Community based youth work
Youth and technology (social media, STEM/STEAM, content creation, etc.)

Professional experience

Reference and public service
Youth services
Informal education
A/V production and youth content creation

Jerome McDonough

Practica areas to advise

Metadata/cataloging
Digital libraries
Software development
Qualitative research (interviews, focus groups)

Professional experience

Academic libraries
Archives
Institutional repositories
Public broadcasting
Campus IT support

Kate McDowell

Practica areas to advise

Youth services
Public libraries
Special libraries serving youth
Information centers serving youth
School libraries

Professional experience

Public libraries
Public library board of trustees
School libraries (middle school, high school)

Melissa Ocepek

Practica areas to advise

Academic libraries
Information behavior (Use and Users of Information)
Qualitative research
Social media
Food, information, culture
Information work research

Professional experience

Academic libraries
Researcher

Allen Renear

Practica areas to advise

Data curation
Digital humanities
Information modeling
Publishing (especially scholarly or scientific, or large scale)
IT support

Professional experience

Data curation
Digital humanities
Information modeling
Publishing (scholarly, scientific, and data-driven)
IT support

Jodi Schneider

Practica areas to advise

Knowledge representation using taxonomies, ontologies, linked data, semantic web
Computer-supported cooperative work
User experience
Medical libraries
Science/technology libraries
Academic libraries
Scholarly publishing

Professional experience

Online community management
Data analysis and data-driven reporting
Bookselling
Science/technology libraries
Web librarianship
Medical libraries
Academic libraries

Linda C. Smith

Practica areas to advise

Academic libraries
Medical libraries
Special libraries
Reference/public services

Professional experience

Academic libraries
Medical libraries
Sci-tech libraries

Carol Tilley

Practica areas to advise

K-12 School libraries
Youth services in public libraries
Youth-related work in community settings
Literacy-related work in community settings
Comics-related work (e.g. in special collections)

Professional experience

K-12 School libraries
Youth services in general
Comics-related work (e.g. in special collections)
Reference / public service (esp in public libraries or undergraduate settings)

Mike Twidale

Practica areas to advise

Museum Informatics
User Experience (UX), Computer Supported Cooperative Work & technology innovation in Libraries, Corporations, research centers & non-profits

Professional experience

User Experience (UX)
Computer Supported Cooperative Work
Museum Informatics
Social learning of technology

Ted Underwood

Practica areas to advise

Digital humanities
Text mining
Digital libraries
 

Terry Weech

Practica areas to advise

Academic libraries
Public libraries
Government information resources
Reference/public services
Library administration
International librarianship

Professional experience

Academic libraries
Public libraries
Government information resources

John Weible

Practica areas to advise

IT and library systems
Software development and database design
Data cleaning & conversion

Professional experience

Academic libraries & library consortia
Entrepreneurship & commercialization, IT consulting
Library systems (adminstration, customization, evaluation, & support)
IT management for software development, production services, and support
Systems integration, migration, and automated data conversion
"Electronic resources" support and troubleshooting in libraries
Project management

Elizabeth Wickes

Practica areas to advise

Data repositories
Data curation
Open data publishing

Professional experience

Data curation
Data programming
Data publishing

Kate Williams

Practica areas to advise

Public and other libraries
Community based organizations
Community digitization projects
Chicago-based projects
Public and non profit sector
Information technology

Professional experience

Community based organizations
Community and technical colleges
Investment banking

Martin Wolske, Instructor and Interim Director, Center for Digital Inclusion

Practica areas to advise

Community engagement
Participatory action research 
Public libraries
School libraries
Social + technical information systems

Professional Experience

Digital inclusion and digital equity
Digital literacies and social justice
Informal learning spaces and pedagogies