Clarence is interested in how higher education students are taught to use information to learn. During his Masters-level studies at SJSU he conducted two research projects revealing how higher education students experience information use in a learning environment. After graduating with his MLIS in 2005, Clarence worked as the Information Literacy Librarian at Mills College in Oakland, CA (2005 - 2007) and Colgate University in Hamilton, NY (2007 - 2011). Currently Clarence serves as the Information Literacy Specialist at Purdue University Libraries. He received the QUT Higher Education Research Best Publication Higher Degree Student Award in November 2014, and the Purdue Libraries’ Research Award, recognizing scholarship which exemplifies excellence in library and information science for an outstanding research paper in April 2015 for his paper Learning to use information: Informed learning in the undergraduate classroom. He completed his doctoral studies in 2015.
San José Supervisor: Kristen Radsliff Rebmann
- PhD, Queensland University of Technology, AUS, 2015
- MLIS, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, 2005
- BA, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH, 1987
Current or Most Recent Position:
- Information Literacy Specialist, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN