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Job Announcement

Mar 17, 2014 | 2 Comments

I’m really pleased to share that I have accepted the position of Digital Curation Coordinator at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Starting in mid-June, I will be responsible for managing UW’s institutional repository and working across the university on data management and digital preservation issues. It is exactly the type of position I dreamed about when […]

Phone Interview Strategies

Feb 5, 2014 | No Comments

[Reblogged from Hack Library School] I recently began the process of applying for jobs. When I found out I was invited for my first phone interview, I was given a lot of fantastic Facebook-solicited advice: shut your (distracting) pet out of the room, ask “Did that answer your question?” after answering a question, dress like […]

2014 Already?

Jan 20, 2014 | No Comments

Like many people out there I can’t quite believe it’s 2014. I’m still typing (then quickly deleting) 2013 almost every day when adding the date to anything. But somehow we’ve crossed the threshold and it’s here: the year I graduate from my LIS program and get a job. Last week was the first week of […]

Free Tools to Visualize Your Data

Dec 16, 2013 | No Comments

[Reblogged from the IU Scholarly Communication blog] Data visualization has grown in popularity as datasets have become larger and tools have become more user-friendly. This area is eagerly being explored by researchers in a variety of disciplines. Although many people think of numbers when they consider types of data, data comes in many forms–including text! In […]

LITA Forum 2013

Nov 22, 2013 | No Comments

On November 7-10 I attended the LITA Forum in Louisville, Kentucky. Louisville is just under two hours away from Bloomington and I was lucky to be able to carpool with my conference buddy Annie. Overall, LITA had a very welcoming atmosphere. The conference was only a few hundred people, so it felt very much like […]

Data Visualization and Management: The Basics

Nov 12, 2013 | No Comments

Our October 25 workshop, “Data Management and Visualization: The Basics” went wonderfully! You can access some of the workshop materials here if you want to get your hands on them now, although Stacy, Ted, and I plan to clean them up and release a version with more detailed instructions for other libraries that may want […]