Completed Graduate School Projects and Personal Passions

IST 511

IST 511

This is my group presenting our project at a poster presentation at the end of Fall 2012. Our presentation focused on the idea of embedded librarianship - librarians leaving the desk and embedding themselves in the community. We concluded that academic librarians can embed themselves in an academic department or a space on campus, while public librarians should go out into the community and meet the community where they are.

IST 676

IST 676

This presentation was a final project for the IST 676 Foundations of Digital Data course. The digital library I proposed was a collaboration between the University of Missouri - St. Louis and the German American Society of St. Louis. These two organizations would partner to develop a digital library that preserved and captured the German immigrant experience in St. Louis.

IST 662

IST 662

This is the first in a series of lesson plans designed to accompany a freshman or first time student experience course in a community college. This course is designed to give the students transferable information literacy skills they need to use not only in school but in all areas of their lives. This lesson plan focuses on the "why" of information and it is designed to get the students to care about information literacy and the skills it takes to be information literate.

Internships, IST662

Internships, IST662

This is the teaching philosophy that developed out of a year of teaching through internships and the Instruction for Information Professionals course.

IST 618

IST 618

This was the culminating project for my Information Policy course. We created a wiki that defined public sector information, why governments collect this information, and how it benefits civil society organizations. We reviewed government policies regarding access to and use of public sector information as well as policies (or lack thereof) in developing worlds. Finally, we put forth a recommendation for an ideal government policy.

IST 613

IST 613

This poster session wrapped up the Planning, Marketing, and Assessment class. My group worked work one-on-one with Onondaga Free Library in Syracuse, NY to plan, market, and create an assessment plan or their library. We created a project around using Little Free Libraries as an outreach program for the library in the Syracuse area. The goal was to establish the LFL in a rural service sector, and use it to market library services, plan activities around, and get users back to the library.

IST 662

IST 662

This is the second lesson plan in the series of the lessons focusing on the foundations of information in a community college freshman experience class. This lesson teaches the students the important information literacy skills of identifying an information need, narrowing down their topic, and articulating their topic in the form of a research question.

IST 616

IST 616

This is the final Information Organization and Access Project. My partner and I each created RDA and MARC records for two children's books with movable objects. We discussed our cataloging policy, and issues we discovered along the way.

Leona Little Free Library

Leona Little Free Library

This is a project I did over Memorial Day Weekend at my parent's home in St. Louis. I was inspired by the community that surrounds libraries and I thought what better way to honor the community I grew up in than to give them a little free library. The neighborhood has rallied around it and there are plans to build park benches, a shorter library for kids books, and a community garden!

IST 511

IST 511

This is my group presenting our project at a poster presentation at the end of Fall 2012. Our presentation focused on the idea of embedded librarianship - librarians leaving the desk and embedding themselves in the community. We concluded that academic librarians can embed themselves in an academic department or a space on campus, while public librarians should go out into the community and meet the community where they are.

IST 676

IST 676

This presentation was a final project for the IST 676 Foundations of Digital Data course. The digital library I proposed was a collaboration between the University of Missouri - St. Louis and the German American Society of St. Louis. These two organizations would partner to develop a digital library that preserved and captured the German immigrant experience in St. Louis.

IST 662

IST 662

This is the first in a series of lesson plans designed to accompany a freshman or first time student experience course in a community college. This course is designed to give the students transferable information literacy skills they need to use not only in school but in all areas of their lives. This lesson plan focuses on the "why" of information and it is designed to get the students to care about information literacy and the skills it takes to be information literate.

Internships, IST662

Internships, IST662

This is the teaching philosophy that developed out of a year of teaching through internships and the Instruction for Information Professionals course.

IST 618

IST 618

This was the culminating project for my Information Policy course. We created a wiki that defined public sector information, why governments collect this information, and how it benefits civil society organizations. We reviewed government policies regarding access to and use of public sector information as well as policies (or lack thereof) in developing worlds. Finally, we put forth a recommendation for an ideal government policy.

IST 613

IST 613

This poster session wrapped up the Planning, Marketing, and Assessment class. My group worked work one-on-one with Onondaga Free Library in Syracuse, NY to plan, market, and create an assessment plan or their library. We created a project around using Little Free Libraries as an outreach program for the library in the Syracuse area. The goal was to establish the LFL in a rural service sector, and use it to market library services, plan activities around, and get users back to the library.

IST 662

IST 662

This is the second lesson plan in the series of the lessons focusing on the foundations of information in a community college freshman experience class. This lesson teaches the students the important information literacy skills of identifying an information need, narrowing down their topic, and articulating their topic in the form of a research question.

IST 616

IST 616

This is the final Information Organization and Access Project. My partner and I each created RDA and MARC records for two children's books with movable objects. We discussed our cataloging policy, and issues we discovered along the way.

Leona Little Free Library

Leona Little Free Library

This is a project I did over Memorial Day Weekend at my parent's home in St. Louis. I was inspired by the community that surrounds libraries and I thought what better way to honor the community I grew up in than to give them a little free library. The neighborhood has rallied around it and there are plans to build park benches, a shorter library for kids books, and a community garden!

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