Information Privilege


Currently co-writing an article on information privilege as a lens for engaging undergraduate students with scholarly communication issues

Co-created an information privilege booth at Davidson’s annual Privilege Walk (with Cara Evanson)

Co-created and facilitated a workshop (with Cara Evanson and Assistant Director for Career Development Tiffany Waddell) for Davidson’s Senior Summit entitled “Why You Won’t Have JSTOR When You Graduate and What You Can Do About It

  • Abstract excerpt: Weeks after you graduate, you will lose access to the important databases, journals, books, and articles that you have utilized through the library for the last four years. Students are shocked to hear this and are often unprepared for finding information outside of the academy. This session will inform you about why this happens and how you, as an information creator, can change the system. The session will also feature free and open tools you can use to find information after leaving Davidson. Librarians will walk you through tips and tricks for retaining your copyright as you start to publish or work in a corporate environment.

Co-created and facilitated a panel (with fellow IL librarian Cara Evanson and Biology faculty member Kevin Smith) on Information Ethics and Privilege. Asked students to consider the ethical complexities of open access and scholarly publishing.