Hello! I am an Associate Professor at the School of Information, Pratt Institute, in New York City. My research and teaching focuses on young peoples' interactions with information and data, their technology practices, STEM learning, and how family, teachers, and out-of-school organizations such as libraries and museums can support young people's competencies in a socio-technical world.
Pratt Institute is focused on preparing our students for the new librarianship of the 21st century. Our school has a long history of teaching and research in the area of library services for children and teens, beginning with the first course taught in children's librarianship in 1900! But contemporary service models for children's and youth libraries are changing, reflecting a shift toward new roles in facilitating and mentoring young people in their interactions with information, data, and technology. In my teaching and research, I'm exploring ways to support young people's critical information practices and the development of digital literacy programs at the library, with the aim of creating of positive technologies and library services that afford meaningful experiences for children and teens.