My primary project as the Government Information graduate assistant at University of Illinois Libraries was a complete redo of the layout and architecture for the Government Information Virtual Library, as well as a new social media strategy for promoting it.
This OAI-PMH static repository was the capstone project in my Metadata in Theory and Practice class, bringing together general knowledge of structured data with detailed implementation of metadata schemas.
This team User Experience redesign project was the final for my Interfaces to Information Systems class at GSLIS. It was done in partnership with WILL AM/FM/TV, the local NPR and PBS affiliate.
This User Experience design project was the individual capstone for my Interfaces to Information Systems class at GSLIS. It simulated portions of a full iterative design process as outlined in Jakob Nielsen’s “Usability Engineering”.
Prairienet is a collaborative digital platform to facilitate, document, and archive community engagement projects both at GSLIS and at UIUC more broadly.
After spending the semester learning about how information is organized, structured, and transmitted and what the implications of that conceptual and actual infrastructure are for users and institutions, we then used the popular library social media site LibraryThing as a case study to explore these concepts in action.
This project was a good introduction to thinking systemically and contextually about the intersection of online and offline community, and about the deficits and opportunities that currently exist in these areas.
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.