Open Educational Resources (OER) Practicum

In Spring 2023 I took part in a practicum with a Scholarly Communications Librarian at the University of Iowa with a goal to support OER adoption and creation at the University of Iowa. Among the projects I have completed are:

Research Data Services Content

In Fall 2022 I began working for UI Libraries’ Research Data Services unit, creating instructional materials and website content for an audience of researchers to support open science and open data practices. Some examples of my work are below:

Reparative Description Practicum

In Spring 2022, I completed a practicum at Colorado State University’s Morgan Library where I spearheaded a reparative description project for Digital and Archives Services to revise sexist, racist, homophobic, and colonialist content from descriptive metadata.

Read about my work in my article for the Colorado Digital Library or The Rocky Mountain Archivist, newsletter for the Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists.

Peruse my LibGuide with resources for Digital and Archives Services staff.

Watch the presentation about my work at the 2022 MN+ Digital Collections Conference. Slides from the presentation are available here.

Digital Exhibition

During my Digital Environments class in Spring 2022, I created this online exhibition using Scalar. Although the content of my exhibition was exploring the American Library Association’s activities in WWI, the true focus of the project was to use, analyze, and assess the platform itself.

(Please note that this exhibition is best viewed on a desktop.)

Libraries, the Military, and Reading in WWI


In Fall 2021 for Cultural Foundations of Library Science, I researched Controlled Digital Lending and its associated copyright issues. From that research I created two infographics: the first is intended for library users to understand the high costs associated with e-book licenses, the second is intended for librarians wanting to better understand CDL.

Library E-Books

Controlled Digital Lending

Instructional Materials

Overview of EBSCO Tools

I created this video for a project in Computing Foundations in Library Science in Fall 2021. The goal was to introduce a specific audience to a tech tool of our choice. Knowing the struggles undergraduates sometimes have with features of databases, I focused on introducing an audience of first- and second-year undergraduates to tools for saving and citing articles they find.

Sample Reports

Below are some examples of reports written during my role as Director of Composition Placement at Colorado State University.

These reports were aimed at an audience of the Department Chair and the Director of Composition to update them on various activities of the Composition Placement Program.