The LIN program teaches our students skills and concepts to find, organize, analyze, and manage information. The program develops responsible information consumers, disseminators, and creators who can effectively navigate the ever growing and increasingly complex information landscape. The curriculum includes courses on searching interfaces, information storage and retrieval, ethics, trends in information science, and information literacy.
Professional positions for LIN graduates include library paraprofessionals, information services managers, and online researchers. Graduates work in a variety of settings, including libraries, corporate information centers, research divisions, government agencies, public service institutions, and more.
Program Head, Library Informatics
The program is one of only a few in the country offering an undergraduate degree in library and information science. The program can be completed 100% online. About a quarter of our graduates move on to a graduate program and earn an MLIS degree.
I am the Digital Resources and Access Services Librarian at Steely Library. In addition to these responsibilities, I am a semi-professional musician participating in numerous local ensembles and active in church activities.
I hold a Bachelor of Music Education degree and a Master of Library Science degree from the University of Kentucky as well as a Master of Business Administration degree from Northern Kentucky University. My areas of research concentration are technology and management in libraries. I also teach technology courses for the American Library Association's Library Certification Program. I am the Editor for the Southeastern Library Association’s quarterly journal and have presented at numerous state and national conventions as well as published numerous articles.
Lecturer, Steely Library
Born and raised in Cincinnati, I enjoy working so close to the city I love. I am married to a middle school teacher, and the proud mother of two boys.
I earned my Master of Science in Library Science from University of Kentucky in 2011. My research interests include information literacy and library education.
I enjoy teaching LIN 175 Information Literacy both online and in the classroom, and I love helping Library Informatics students succeed in my role as an advisor.