Courses and syllabi

My teaching reflects my research, which explores how audiovisual materials–especially non-theatrical media such as home movies, amateur films, and evidentiary recordings–are integrated into our larger cultural heritage. My experience as a working archivist, museum professional, and nonprofit founder also inform the work I do in the classroom and as an advisor and mentor to emerging information professionals.

Teaching areas
Preservation and access for audiovisual materials
Appraisal, collection development, and archival administration
Ethical, legal, and policy issues in personal record-keeping
Management of material and recorded evidence in law enforcement agencies
Nonprofit management and social entrepreneurship

Courses and workshops taught

UCLA – Department of Information Studies

IS 289: Special Topics in Information Studies: Home Movies – Preservation, Identification, and Repatriation (Spring 2019) (S19 Syllabus – PDF)
IS400: Professional Development & Portfolio Design (Fall 2016 (w/Cindy Mediavilla), Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Winter 2019) (F18 Syllabus – PDF)
IS498: Internship (Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Spring 2018, Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Winter 2019, Spring 2019) (S19_Syllabus -PDF)
IS480: Intro to Media Archives & Preservation (Fall 2016, Winter 2018) (W18 Syllabus – PDF)
IS 432: Preservation of Heritage Materials (Spring 2012, Spring 2017)(S17 Syllabus – PDF) IS289: Special Topics in Information Studies: Management of Media Collections (S17 Syllabus – PDF)
IS 289: Special Topics in Information Studies: Archives in the Age of Ubiquitous Surveillance Technologies (w/Jean-François Blanchette, Fall 2016) (F16 Syllabus – PDF)

California Rare Books School
History, Identification, and Preservation of Motion Picture Materials (2014, 2016, 2018, 2019)
Social Media for Rare Books (2019)

UCLA – Moving Image Archive Studies

MIAS 240: Moving Images and Archival Administration (Winter 2012, 2014, 2016)
MIAS 289: Home Movies (Spring 2016)(Syllabus – PDF)
MIAS 230: Moving Image Cataloging (Winter 2011)(Syllabus – PDF)
MIAS 240: Collection Development (Spring 2006)

Texas State University, San Marcos – Center for Texas Public History
HIST 5375G: Historic Home Movies (Spring 2011)(Syllabus – PDF)

University of Texas, Austin  – School of Information
INF 385T: Creating Sustainable Collections: Advanced Digital Imaging (Co-instructor)
(Spring 2008, Fall 2008)