• Cataloging and Classification
  • Human Information Behavior


  • INFO 200 - Intellectual Foundations Of Informatics
  • LIS 537 - Construction Of Indexing Languages


Trent Hill is an Associate Teaching Professor 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


  • Open Access Tipping Point Workshop (2019)
    University of California Academic Senate and Libraries - Washington DC
  • 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