Trent Hill

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Senior Lecturer
Office: Mary Gates Hall 330Y-1
Phone: 206.616.5670
Fax: 206.616.3152


  • Cataloging and Classification
  • Human Information Behavior


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

Consulting and Other Projects

  • (Creator & Director, Study Abroad Program), Erasmus Studio, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2007

Areas of Expertise

Publications and Contributions


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