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  • LIS 510 - Information Behavior
  • LIS 530 - Organization Of Information And Resources


Trent Hill is a Senior Lecturer for the iSchool. He teaches courses in knowledge organization, thesaurus construction, human information behavior, and instructional design. His published research is on the history and concept of “genre” in music as well as its relationship to classification systems. Additionally, he directs the iSchool’s Denmark Exploration Seminar program.


  • MLIS, University of Washington, 2002
  • Ph D, American Literature, Duke University, 1994
  • MA, Duke University, 1988
  • BA, Duke University, 1985


  • FASTER grant for course development, 2016

Publications and Contributions


  • Rip Van Winkle's Library of 2510 (2010)
    Internet Librarian, Information Today - Monterey, CA
  • Domain analysis in the thesaurus construction process (2008)
    Working group for the Transportation Research Thesaurus, Special Library Association - Seattle, WA
  • Using the ARCS model in a higher-education setting. (2005)
    Devry University - Federal Way, WA