Portfolio / Vita
This page is eternally under construction. Anything that I put up here, you can bet I’m pretty proud of.
Honors & Awards
- Nominated: School of Information and Library Science 2011 Outstanding Teacher Award for adjunct faculty, UNC, 3/2011
- Library Journal Mover & Shaker award, 3/2011
- Spotlight Staff Award for creating the UNC Libraries mobile website, 1/2010
- NCLA Annual Conference, 10/5/11 – Looking Ahead: Assessing Science Libraries and Collections at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (poster session)
- TRLN Annual Meeting, 7/25/11 – “Go go gadgets! Implementing a technology collection for staff use”
- Computers in Libraries 2011 conference, 3/21/11 – “Building an App-Like Experience” – Cybertour
- University of Illinois at Chicago, 12/7/10 – “Library in Your Pocket: Strategies for Developing Successful Mobile Services”
- Long Island Library Regional Council, 9/30/10 – “Building a Mobile Website, One Block at a Time”
- METRO Webinar, 7/16/10 – “Mobile Site Generation for Libraries”
- ALA 2010 Annual Conference, 6/26/10 – “Design Strategies for a Freeform Mobile Catalog: Building From Scratch” – panelist
- WILS Open Library Solutions Webinar, 4/14/10 – “Mobile Site Generator”
- TRLN staff development seminar, 3/30/10 – “An Introduction to eReaders”
- EDUCAUSE ELI Spring Focus Session, 3/3/10 – “Low Effort, High Impact Mobile Web Development”
- HandHeld Librarian 2, 2/18/10 – “One Block at a Time: Building a Mobile Site”
- LAUNC-CH event, 2/11/10 – Mobile Development Roundtable
- TRLN Annual Meeting, 7/24/09 – “Low Effort, High Impact Mobile Web Development”
- LAUNC-CH Annual Conference, 3/9/09 – “New Titles, Changing Workforce”
- UNC Games4Learning, 10/3/08 – “Alternate Reality Games and Education”
- ARGFest 2008, 8/19/08 – “ARGs and Education”
- ALA 2008 Annual Conference: Panelist, “If We Don’t Call it Distance Learning, Does it Exist?”
- Emerging and Disruptive Technologies – Blog post featured in AL Direct, 12/12/12
- Gauging the Use of Academic Science Libraries. Information Outlook 15.6 (2011).
- One Block at a Time: Building a Mobile Site Step by Step The Reference Librarian 52.1 (2011).
- Alternate reality games: a realistic approach to gaming on campus? Proceedings of the 38th annual fall conference on SIGUCCS (SIGUCCS ’10), 157-164.
- Do Libraries Innovate? – Session writeup featured in AL Direct, 6/27/07
- Library Journal TechBlog – Regular writer through July, 2006
- Talkin’ Blogs–LJ Round Table (Library Journal print edition cover story: Oct 1, 2005)
Semester courses taught:
- INLS 501: Information Resources and Services, UNC SILS, Fall 2010
- INLS 501: Information Resources and Services, UNC SILS, Fall 2011
- INLS 461: Information Tools, UNC SILS, Fall 2012
- Ebooks in libraries
- Mobile device web usability & development
- Science library use & organization
- Personal information management
- Distance Learning
- Co-Chair, LITA Distance Learning Interest Group: June ’09 – June ’11
- Treasurer, LAUNC-CH (Librarians’ Association at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill): June 2010 – June 2012
- Co-Chair, LAUNC-CH Conference Planning Committee: 2013 Conference
- Director, NCLA Tech and Trends Round Table Executive Committee: August ’12 – October ’13
Current Big Web Projects:
- In late 2009 I was the primary developer on UNC Libraries’ mobile website and catalog. I still put a lot of care and development time into it today: www.lib.unc.edu/m
- I’m on a committee responsible for many of the UI decisions for UNC Chapel Hill’s Endeca catalog: http://search.lib.unc.edu/
- I developed and maintain the Mobile Site Generator, a tool to help libraries (and others) rapidly build a starter mobile website: http://www.hiddenpeanuts.com/msg
Selected Older Big Web Projects:
As a graduate school class project, I worked on a team which developed a digital library of ethnic recipes. We created our own custom metadata set, and the library itself was constructed using the open source Greenstone software.
I worked on the web team which redesigned the UAH library’s web site from the ground up over the summer of 2006. You can see the results here.
My senior year of college, I worked on a team of three to computerize Grove City College’s (previously paper-driven) room draw system. I was mainly in charge of user interface design and final documentation. While the system is still in use by GCC, it is not accessible off campus. In this screenshot, you can see the overview interface, from which students select a dorm for more information. The users’ manual can be downloaded here.