Theory and Praxis

IV. Students have critical grounding in theoretical perspectives that draw on research in LIS as well as other fields of knowledge, that inform their professional practices including research, organization, management, and access to information.

IV.a. Students will describe applications of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies in library and information science.

How Social Media Affects Circulation.pptx

LIS 6271 Research Methods in Library and information Science

e Presentation

A team project investigating the impacts and potential gains from social media interaction provided a great opportunity with our communities. My team utilized online and direct interaction, as well as qualitative, quantitative and hybrid surveys. Impacts were captured based on increased footfalls, circulation and program engagement. I look forward to implementing these tools throughout my career.

IV.b. Students will identify opportunities for research and develop plans for research in applied setting in library and information science.​


LIS 6603 Basic Information Sources and Services

LibGuide Group Presentation

The Spring semester of 2020 forced us all to expand our ideas of what it means to be a student and how the library can and should engage with our community. The real-life experiment of ripping away all of the expected and traditional ways of interacting with the community forced libraries to create innovative ways to interact with each other.

My team had selected the Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative for the basis of our LibGuide. We were equidistant from the system and none of us used it as our home system. COVID forced the closure of the libraries.

We were forced to get creative. COVID presented unprecedented challenges to our profession and our communities. I believe that despite painful losses, our experience in the program and our profession as a whole ultimately benefited from facing and addressing the challenges.