This Drupal site to track volunteer hours/transactions and provide a digital literacy knowledge base for the Urbana Free Library Tech Volunteers was my Practicum project at GSLIS.
I started a nonprofit consultancy to work with local and regional nonprofits in Central Illinois to help them use the web and social media more effectively. These projects are representative of that work.
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.
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.
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.
I was part of a group class project in which we designed and built two public computing labs in East St. Louis, IL, one at Pirtle’s Variety, and the other at The Word Cafe and Christian Bookstore.