As a university librarian for over 20 years, I am interested in using web-based technology to meet the needs of my students and colleagues.
I am committed to sharing information and open-source development.
Full-time web development librarian. Primary duties include the development of a new library website (converting from a Drupal-based site to a Jekyll-based site) and the leading the development of a customized library dashboard tailored to individual user needs. Also serving on the libraries' Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee and co-faciliting a facet of the libraries' strategic plan.
In addition to typical librarian duties (teaching, answering reference questions, and selecting book for the library collection), I was hired to guide the development of the library's web presence in the early days of the Web. Projects have included creating one of the world's first searchable journals list (1998), converting the library website to a database-driven model, and creating our campus's first mobile-friendly website.
Freelance web development focused on designing information management systems, mostly for private intranets. Clients have included Consumer Advocacy Model (Dayton, OH), Stork-Climax Research Services (Wixom, MI), Kalamazoo College, University of Nebraska — Lincoln, and others.
Founding member of the leadership for the Wittenberg Food Co-op. Designed and implemented front-end sales website and back-end inventory control, order management, and reporting tools. Also involved in the month-to-month management of in-person aspects of the buying-club style food co-op.
These projects are largely solutions for library-specific data management challenges. Two are add-on projects integrating with the much larger Suma space usage software package; I have contributed some pull requests directly to the Suma project; the projects listed here represent tools outside the scope of the main Suma program. See my portfolio for more details.