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 developed this workshop as part of my work as a graduate assistant with Reference, Research, and Scholarly Services at University of Illinois Libraries. It is part of the Savvy Researcher seminar series which teaches information skills for scholars and researchers.
These are multimedia Information Literacy instructional presentations I made for my LIS 504 – Reference and Information Services class.
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.
Local Progress was an attempt to create a civic tech nonprofit, which ultimately morphed into a nonprofit consultancy focusing on technology and social media strategy for small community organizations.
The Berkman Blog Group was the catalyst that got me seriously thinking about community technology and the real-world implications of social media. It was also my first real experience with outreach and instruction around technology.