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.
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.
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 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.
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.