uw open meetup

One of my new endeavors in 2015 was the UW Open Meetup, the brainchild of myself and colleagues Carrie Nelson and Jim Jonas. With half a year under our belt, I thought I’d provide a quick update on how things are going. The story of our origin is that we’re a bit of a rogue group. We… Continue reading uw open meetup

RDAP 2015

This year (several months ago, ahem) I presented at the Research Data Access & Preservation Summit, held in nearby Minneapolis. I led a panel focused on different RDM collaboration and service models at institutions. I was joined by Cynthia Hudson-Vitale from Washington University in St. Louis and Amy Nurnberger from Columbia University. Our abstract: Research… Continue reading RDAP 2015

my job hunt: interview! [pt. 4]

This is the fourth post of a multi-part series where I talk about my job hunt. Read part one (prepping through library school jobs and classes), part two (library school extras), and part three (cover letter & resume/CV). So we’ve made it this far. The interview! The scary part. Let me share some snippets of my… Continue reading my job hunt: interview! [pt. 4]

job announcement

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… Continue reading job announcement

WAAL Conference

Last week from the 27th through the 29th of April I attended the Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians conference in Stevens Point. My first professional conference!! It was a momentous occasion. I really wasn’t sure of what to expect. I arrived in Stevens Point at about 9:30 PM on Tuesday the 26th. My scholarship covered… Continue reading WAAL Conference


There is so much excitement in the air now that warmer weather has finally reached Wisconsin! It’s the tail end of my spring break right now, and although I have plenty of work coming up next week, it is getting harder to complain about anything with the sun shining outside. Plus I have been getting… Continue reading Excitement