This project is an online community engagement analysis and plan for CU-Citizen-Access, and was was created as part of the Summer 2011 Community Informatics Studio class at GSLIS.
We were tasked to make a film that tells the story of the organizations, and then lays out a vision for how the organizations and the communities they serve can use the coming UC2B broadband network to promote economic empowerment and community strength.
These are multimedia Information Literacy instructional presentations I made for my LIS 504 – Reference and Information Services class.
Teams of students went out to 6 libraries in the Champaign-Urbana area and documented a full day’s worth of events at each, coinciding with the statewide One Day in the Life of Illinois Libraries event.
In my first really sustained dive into the library literature I looked into the current state of public computing in libraries and the policy and funding environments that surround it.
As part of Alternative Spring Break, I had the opportunity to spend a week at the Tuscola Public Library, shadowing the head librarian and volunteering.
Prairienet is a collaborative digital platform to facilitate, document, and archive community engagement projects both at GSLIS and at UIUC more broadly.
The CI Club is a student group dedicated to putting the concepts and skills we learned in the Community Informatics program at GSLIS into practice in the local community.