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BONUS: Revenge of The Library Scientist I've been a working information specialist since 1989, in both academic and technical environments. I've developed and implemented secure, user-friendly web-based interfaces, working closely with users and design teams, in complex project management assignments, along with writing extensive support documentation. My professional roles have included knowledge management analyst, research director, instructional designer, technical writer, Web content author, online document coordinator, Web page designer, reference librarian, and research library director. I have a Masters Degree in Library and Information Science, and a second Masters Degree in Art History . I completed my PhD in Information Science at the University of North Texas College of Information in 2014, with my dissertation here:
Most recent update: Jan 1 2015
eFolder Inc: Atlanta, Georgia
Design and develop new training courses, materials and documentation including live webinars, narrated training presentations, job aids, knowledgebase articles and on-demand streaming videos. Structure information, write instructional objectives, determine delivery system, design instructional events and create prototypes.
GMarie Group, Dallas, Texas
Coordinate instructional design materials for blended learning events. Design interactions and presentations using SpotMe, integrating specialized content with engaging audience activities.
Intuition Publishing, LTD- Dublin, Ireland
Adapt a body of knowledge supplied by experts, turning it into cogent and compelling web-based training, liaising with subject matter experts on content. Create interactive elements including metaphor design, site mapping, navigation, iconography and visual elements while adhering to good interactive and instructional design principles.
LE@D: [Library Education @ Desktop], University of North Texas
Design online courseware including multimedia elements using a variety of online Learning Management Systems and authoring systems. Demonstrate an understanding of eLearning courseware communication standards. Coordinate development and completion of courseware projects including tracking and reporting on project status. Advanced WebCT skills and extensive HTML scripting.
INSTRUCTIONAL WEB DESIGNER
Ernst & Young - [Xerox - ACS]
Create, launch and maintain web-based learning courses tailored for Ernst & Young professionals using E&Y proprietary LCMS platforms. Organize and produce training documents including instructor-led materials, shared portal documents, and company-wide archival records. Extensive creation and use of customized style sheets, design documents, content roadmaps and QA procedures. Demonstrated and documented understanding of AICC/ SCORM standards.
INSTRUCTIONAL WEB DESIGNER
Center for Learning Enhancement, Assessment, and Redesign.
Design and maintain sites for the QEP (Quality Enhancement Plan), Next Generation Course Redesign Project in addition to supporting UNTs Center for Teaching, Learning and Assessment projects. Extensive use of WebCT Vista, Dreamweaver, Paint Shop Pro and Flash. Advanced HTML coding in addition to complex project management tasks.
INSTRUCTIONAL WEB DESIGNER
Provide online training development, WBT/CBT authoring, technical writing, project management, training delivery and facilitation, online instruction, document management, editing & proofing, taxonomy development, corporate archive creation. Extensive use of Perl, PHP, HTML and MySQL
BIBLIOGRAPHIC INSTRUCTION SPECIALIST:
Collin County Community College Library: McKinney, Texas
Develop and deliver a range of traditional and innovative web-based library services, including the design and implementation of the Research Library RoadMap" for distance education students. Serve as liaison between LRC and teaching faculty/SME on matters of curriculum support, collection development and bibliographic instruction.
Completed Professional Development
KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT ANALYST:
Verizon Communications Retail IT Division:
Strategy, Planning and Metrics Group - Irving, Texas
Provide information organization for corporate strategy group, collecting and distributing tacit knowledge while coordinating documents throughout a new process development program. Develop technology implementation gap analysis, along with data gathering and verification. Compile accurate information to integrate into reports for analysis. Create Process Flow Charts, while supporting division with presentation materials. Create indices and provide catalog of division projects. Advanced use of Visio, Access and Infrastructure Assessment tools.
DIRECTOR OF LIBRARY RESEARCH:
Taylor Winfield, Inc: Dallas, Texas
Build and arrange information resources to support technical staff. Prepare abstracts and indexes while analyzing background information and presenting reports on areas of particular interest. Develop databases and train users. Design, code and maintain full corporate website, in addition to planning and writing in-house documentation. Extensive use of HTML, Quark, PaintShop Pro and the Microsoft Office suite
Alcatel, USA: Plano, Texas
Locate and translate scientific and technical information into easily understandable documents. Plan and edit technical reports. Create archive of research databases, in addition to cataloging on-going research efforts. Edit and maintain Web-based materials. Produce style manual for staff. Advanced Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Quark and Windows 95 proficiency
WEB CONTENT AUTHOR:
ithought.com [acquired by ClipsCom Inc: 2001] : Dallas, Texas
Research, write and maintain library of over 100 syndicated consumer research articles published on web site. See partial portfolio here: Create content offerings, prepare electronic copy for site, maintain information quality, identify potential links and edit work of Content Analysts. Maintain library of business requirements documents. Produce corporate HTML e-mail and newsletters on deadline.
SOUTHWEST AREA LIBRARY COORDINATOR:
KPMG [Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdler]: Dallas, Texas
Provide research materials and support for professional consultants via email, electronic document delivery, and internal websites. Responsible for training documentation and distributing specialized information throughout SW system.
Wyoming Technical Institute: Laramie, Wyoming
One-person staff, responsible for creating new Technical Resource Center in private technical college. Developed floorplan, organized and shelved collection, hired and trained student staff, prepared budget and implemented collection development plan. Cataloged 2,500-volume collection, using FileMaker Pro and OCLC. Edited support manuals and prepared electronic training documents. Fluent in both IBM and Macintosh applications (Word, FileMaker, Excel).
Central Wyoming College Library: Riverton, Wyoming
Head of Circulation in busy college library. Extensive use of campus-wide LAN, OCLC, CARL and WyldCat. Supervised microcomputer lab and trained colleagues in search techniques. Created award-winning newsletter via Pagemaker. Assisted with retrospective conversion of 40,000-volume collection.
Accepted for publication in the proceedings of
The 3rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities January 13-16, 2005
Geek of the Day: April 12 2005
Operating Systems:Windows 3.1,95/97/98/2000/XP, MAC/OS
Applications: WebCT Vista, DreamWeaver, FrameMaker, Photoshop, Quicksilver, Illustrator, Pagemaker, Quark Express, Adobe Acrobat, Visio, FileMakerPro, Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, FrontPage, Outlook)
Languages: PHP, Perl, HTML, BASIC, C, Pascal
On-Line Database Experience: Dialog, Lexis/Nexis, OCLC, ABI/Inform, CARL, Thomas
American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)
Association for Computing Machinery [ACM]
Women in Technology International
Art Libraries Society of North America
American Library Association
International Federation of Library Associations
Texas Library Association
National Writers Union
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Most recent update: March 2014