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.
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 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.
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.
Prairienet is a collaborative digital platform to facilitate, document, and archive community engagement projects both at GSLIS and at UIUC more broadly.
Through coursework and volunteer projects, I became involved with the Urbana Champaign Big Broadband Project, serving on the Marketing and Outreach Committee and working on multimedia authoring and building relationships with community organizations.
A regional social networking site and knowledge base designed to foster collaboration and exchange within the nonprofit community in downstate Illinois.