As adjunct faculty in Social & International Studies:

STS 2400: Science Technology and Society (Gaming and Society)

As Head of Reference and Research at L.V. Johnson Library:

Teaches approximately 75% of the bibliographic instruction classes provided to individual courses.

General Overview (ex: SPSU 1001):
  • discuss library's physical location and where to find librarians
  • review the library's site
    • set up library account and PIN
    • introduce reference chat
    • discuss course reserves
    • explain Hornet Connect (aka Remote Logon)
    • review interlibrary loan requests and procedures (ILLs)
    • show difference between catalogs (GIL-Find SPSU, GIL-Find Universal Catalog)
    • quick overview of GALILEO (just how to locate databases, not detailed search strategies)
Base Presentation (ex: ENGL 1102 and Similar Courses):
  • quick overview of SPSU 1001 topics to ensure everyone has the information
  • more detailed catalog and database searches (GIL-Find SPSU, GIL-Find Universal, databases in GALILEO such as Academic Search Complete, Research Library at ProQuest, ProQuest Newspapers, Films on Demand, etc.)
  • explanation of subject researching
  • discuss source evaluation and search strategies
  • other useful hints and strategies (i.e.: why not to use Wikipedia and Google, don’t procrastinate, etc.)
  • show how to use the internet appropriately for locating scholarly information
Other Information Upon Request:
  • citation guidelines (APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, etc.)
  • annotated bibliographies
  • plagiarism
  • advanced GALILEO searches (usually more for upper division courses)
  • other topics upon request (i.e.: how to use Google as an effective tool for finding information; how to find specific types of sources, such as newspapers, editorials, or videos; etc.)

Also creates subject- and course-specific research guides at the library's LibGuides site.