I am the Systems and Emerging Technologies Librarian at the University of Pennsylvania’s Biddle Law Library. I maintain our III Sierra Integrated Library System by running reports and statistics, outputting data to Excel and visually displaying that data, and leading the transition from Millennium to Sierra. I also incorporate new tools for the library, such as upgrading the webPAC with HTML and CSS, launching LibGuides, and setting up web chat reference.
University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
August 2011 – Present
Maintain the Innovative Interfaces’ Sierra ILS. Introduce and advocate for emerging technologies, include mobile friendly websites and apps, LibGuides, working with law review journals to improve their web presence, Google Analytics, etc.
University of Wisconsin-Madison Digital Collections Center
July 2010 – May 2011
Create metadata for scanned print materials, photos, and audio.
University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Library and Information Science
September 2009 – May 2011
Teaching Assistant for Library and Information Science 201: The Information Society and 202: Informational Divides and Differences
University of Wisconsin-Madison Business Library
July 2009 – August 2010
Provide reference service during evening and weekend hours at the UW Business Library. Mostly worked with undergraduates.
University of Wisconsin-Madison Applied Population Laboratory
September 2006 – August 2009
Applied demographic researcher, focusing primarily on population projections and estimates, for example school enrollment projections and deer hunter projections
Innovative Interfaces' Millennium & Sierra ILSes
Web Content and Managment
You can find my conference presentation materials here.
ACRL 2013: “Is Your System a Mess? Cleaning up the Clutter in Your ILS.” April 12, 2013. Indianapolis, IN.
Have your system codes taken on a life of their own? After decades of use, our ILS was full of codes that were no longer relevant and poorly represented newer e-resource formats, making it difficult to efficiently report on acquisitions. Find out how to streamline your ILS codes in order to facilitate reporting and statistics.