Nick Steffel, MLIS

Nick Steffel, MLIS

Instructional Technology Support Coordinator
Adjunct Faculty of Library and Information Science

I began my time here at St. Kate's as an MLIS student from 2007 to 2012. At that point I was working as a technology professional while taking courses here focusing on cataloging/technical services, academic libraries and archives. I wasn't sure exactly what I wanted to do with an MLIS but I had a notion that it sure would be cool to have a job that blended my IT background with library and information science. Fortunately just such a job came around as I was graduating: the IT staff position for the very program I was graduating from.

Education

BA, University of Minnesota ('06)
MLIS, St. Catherine University ('12)

Interests

Technology education, digital libraries and archives, applying design thinking to library services, information policy (particularly FOIA-related issues).

Staff Role

As the department's IT Coordinator I handle the maintenance of the program's computer labs, server-based applications and other related technology hardware. Some of the programs I've assisted with implementing in the program include:

Courses Taught

Internet Fundamentals and Design (LIS 7530)
Topics: Advanced Web Design (LIS 7961, J-Term)