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.
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.
During my time at GSLIS, public conflicts arose over issues of racial and cultural inclusion in admissions, curriculum, and student life. I became engaged as an ally and advocate, and eventually served on committees formed to address these issues.
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.
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.