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

 

Major Presentations:

  • ALA 2014 Annual Conference, 6/29/14 – Focusing on the Big Picture: Re-Imagining the Library Website
  • Computers in Libraries, 4/7/14 – Rock Your Library’s Content With WordPress
  • Computers in Libraries, 4/7/14 – Re-Imagining the Library Website Experience
  • LAUNC-CH Annual Conference, 3/10/14 – Semi-Automatic Chat: Speeding up reference questions in Pidgin
  • North Carolina Library Association Biennial Conference, 10/17/13 – Web Design for Libraries
  • North Carolina Library Association Biennial Conference, 10/15/13 – Taming the Hydra: A Strategic Approach to Maintaining Libguides
  • Triangle Research Libraries Network, 7/22/13 – Lightning Talks Moderator
  • NCLA Technology and Trends Webinar, 3/20/13 – Teach Yourself How to Program
  • Pennsylvania Library Association Workshop, 9/21/12 – Goodbye Gutenberg? The Real Impact of Emerging Technologies on Libraries, Publishing and Patrons
  • North Carolina Community College Learning Resources Association 2012 conference, 4/2/12 – Mobile Apps in Libraries: Past, Present, and Future
  • Computers in Libraries 2012 conference, 3/21/12 – Learning with Gadget Collections! – Cybertour
  • 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?”

 

Publications:

 

Offices Held:

  • President, LAUNC-CH (Librarians’ Association at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill): June 2015 – Jule 2016
  • Vice President, LAUNC-CH: June 2014 – June 2015
  • Chair, LAUNC-CH Communications Committee: June 2013 – June 2014
  • Director, NCLA Tech and Trends Round Table Executive Committee: August ’12 – October ’15
  • Member, NCLA Web Committee: March 2013 – Ongoing
  • Chair, LAUNC-CH Publications Committee: June 2013 – June 2014
  • Co-Chair, LAUNC-CH Conference Planning Committee: 2013 Conference
  • Treasurer, LAUNC-CH: June 2010 – June 2012
  • Co-Chair, LITA Distance Learning Interest Group: June 2009 – June 2011

Semester courses taught:

  • INLS 461: Information Tools, UNC SILS, Fall 2012
  • INLS 501: Information Resources and Services, UNC SILS, Fall 2011
  • INLS 501: Information Resources and Services, UNC SILS, Fall 2010

 

Research Interests:

  • Ebooks in libraries
  • Web usability & development
  • Personal information management
  • Distance Learning

 

Current Big Web Projects:

  • 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

 

 

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