University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Graduate School of Library & Information Science
Various responsibilities associated with closing and selling a family business.
1. Closed the business and ensured that all outstanding accounts were settled.
2. Ensured compliance with local, state, and federal business and environmental regulations (State Fire Marshal, EPA, IRS, others.)
3. Planned and oversaw auction of building contents, followed by staging and sale of the property.
1. Provided in-person and virtual reference and research services at the Information Desk, with a subject specialty in Government Information.
2. Co-taught information literacy instruction sections for ESL students as well as Savvy Researcher workshops for graduate students and faculty.
3. Developed and taught a Savvy Researcher workshop on scholarly Personal Information Management.
4. Created a new design and information architecture for the Government Information Virtual Library. Initiated usability testing and web analytics for the site. Edited and maintained associated LibGuides and other digital resources.
5. Developed and co-implemented a social media strategy for the Government Information Virtual Library.
Frontend developer for Prairienet.org, a Wordpress-based collaborative digital platform to facilitate,
document, and archive community engagement projects at GSLIS
1. Organized department-wide data collection on past and ongoing community engagement projects.
2. Created an information architecture and a data-entry interface to support it. Entered previously collected data.
3. Implemented geotagging, mapping, printer-friendly and portfolio views for the data.
4. Performed marketing and outreach duties, including flyer and poster design, and representation at campus events and symposia.
Local Progress was an attempt to form a civic technology nonprofit, which later developed into a nonprofit consultancy.
1. Built a Drupal-based online community, which set out to match tech-savvy volunteers with community organizations in need of their help.
2. Served on the design committee for GoodWorksConnect, a regional knowledge base and social network for nonprofits.
3. Consulted with nonprofit and community organization clients on web development, social media strategy, office computing and networking, and technology planning projects.
As manager, my primary duties were as an information officer for the lab.
1. Performed day-to-day budgeting and purchasing for multiple NIH and NSF grants with combined budgets exceeding $3m a year.
2. Coordinated grant applications and evaluation, and created and organized documentation of lab policies, procedures, and techniques.
3. Organized travel for faculty and staff, and travel, events, faculty visits, and meals for visiting speakers and scholars.
4. Performed staff trainings and ensured regulatory compliance with DEA, OSHA, NIH, NSF, and other state and federal regulations.
5. Maintained the internal lab network, RAID data storage array, intranet and associated web-based tools, and provided IT support as needed.
Advocacy, Accessibility, Broadband Adoption, Civic Engagement, Civic Technology, Civil Liberties, Community, Community Development, Community Engagement, Community Organizing, Copyright, Digital Divide, Digital Literacy, Diversity, E-Government, Information Literacy, Intellectual Property, Online Community, Open Access, Open Data, Open Government, Open Source, Public Service, Public Spaces, Public Sphere, Social Capital, Social Justice, Social Media, Social Networks, Usability, User Experience.
References available upon request.