The following projects were all created either during my MLIS program or through opportunities on the job.
In 2015, I started a circulating board game collection at the Delaware County District Library. This collection now houses over 160 modern board games and 13 role playing game books.
Due to increased bike theft at the library, I sought to purchase a few bike locks for our patrons to use while at the library. This project has greatly reduced the number of reported bike thefts at our library.
During the fall of 2015, I worked as an archives intern at Otterbein University in Westerville, OH. As a part of this internship, I was required to keep a log of my activities and work towards completing 150 hours of on site work towards my career goals. The information about this internship and the work I did can be found here.
For the graduate course Reference and Research Methods for Local History and Genealogy, I created a project detailing the lives of four Civil War soldiers in from the 4th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry from Delaware County, OH. I’ve since then began to expand the project to cover the entirety of Company C.
I created a simple website dedicated to the Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier in Philadelphia, PA. This website was created for a special topics course called Cultural Heritage Informatics and was additionally hand coded with HTML, PHP, and CSS.
For the Digital Image and Collection management course at Kent State, I created an Omeka site detailing a collection of Boy Scout patches. The collection features ten patches from the 2001 Boy Scout Jamboree.
While working at the Massillon Public Library, I began using their book scanner in order to digitize some of their local history items. I then proposed and completed a redesign of the Massillon Memory website where these items would be stored.