Master of Library and Information Science, University of Denver - 2006.
Bachelor of Arts, History and Social Studies Education, Anderson University - 2003
w/Paula Booke. "Improving student assessments of elections: the use of
information literacy and a course-embedded librarian to enhance student
outcomes" in Teaching and Learning in the Social Sciences (LATISS) - forthcoming
"The Library and Undergraduate Research in the Liberal Arts." College & Undergraduate Libraries. 23.3. (2016): 223-251.
"The Information Literacy Imperative in Higher Education." Liberal Education. 101/102.4/1 (2015/2016): 52-57.
"Books and Websites, E-Journals or Print: If the Source Fits, Use It." College & Undergraduate Libraries. 19:1 (2012): 108-113.
“College Students, Plagiarism, and the Internet: The Role of Academic Librarians in Delivering Education and Awareness.” Michigan Library Association Forum 5:2 (2006).
Reference Works"Covert Action Information Bulletin." Spies, Wiretaps, and Secret Operations: An Encyclopedia of American Espionage. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2010.
"Vietnam War: The Essential Reference Guide" in Reference and User Services Quarterly 53:1 (2013): 91.
"An Encyclopedia of Human Rights in the United States" in Reference and User Services Quarterly 51:2 (2011): 195-196.
"Epic Fail of an IL Assessment." Presented at Michigan Library Association Annual Conference, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel (Grand Rapids, MI), October 17, 2014.
"Tell it Like it is: How to Give a (mostly) Jargonless Information Literacy Talk." Presented at Michigan Library Association Annual Conference, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel (Grand Rapids, MI), October 16, 2014.
"Information Literacy: Learning for Life in the Age of Roughly 1,200,000,000,000,000 Megabytes." Presented at Pre-College Conference, Hope College (Holland, MI). August 21, 2014.
(w/Jessica Hronchek) "Assessment à la Carte: Using Small-scale Citation Analysis Projects to Shape Library Instruction." Presented at Michigan Library Association, Academic Libraries Conference, Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI). May 30, 2014.
"Who Do They Think They Are?: IL Mastery or ILlusory Competence of First Year College Students." Presented at Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters Annual Conference, Oakland University (Rochester, MI). February 28, 2014.
"Show Me the Article!: Helping Students Understand the Library's Role in Accessing Scholarly Information." Presented at WILU Design Play Learn ~ Créer Jouer Apprendre, McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada). May 13, 2010.
(w/Jessica Hronchek) "New Library Resources and Support for Undergraduate and Faculty Research." Presented at Pre-College Conference, Broadening Horizons at Hope and Beyond: Educating 21st Century Students for Lives of Leadership and Service in a Global Society, Hope College (Holland, MI). August 29, 2009.
Information literacy, library research education, undergraduate information-seeking behaviour/habits.
Toronto Maple Leafs (and hockey in general), baseball, history (specifically Canadian, British, and American), snowboarding, skateboarding, craft zymurgy, playing drums and guitar, family--my wife Lora, and kids Harrison ("Harry") and Maya, all things Canadiana, and debunking stateside myths/misconceptions about my motherland.
"A small college cannot hope to have a large library, but if it sets to work along the right lines it may aspire to the possession of a fine one… A book may be a thing of beauty, and an example of a great craft which we must not allow to die. The means of craft and the aspiration toward beauty live on in our College library." - Robertson Davies, founding Master, Massey College
"Now he would prowl the stacks of the library at night, pulling books out of a thousand shelves and reading in them like a madman. The thought of these vast stacks of books would drive him mad: the more he read, the less he seemed to know--the greater the number of the books he read, the greater the immense uncountable number of those which he could never read would seem to be." - Thomas Wolfe, in Of Time and the River