Library Projects

The following projects were created either during my MLIS program at Kent State University, or through opportunities on the job.

Maker Studio

The Maker Studio is a makerspace branch of the Delaware County District Library that I was hired to manage and operate in my current position. Featuring high tech and analog tools, we provide the means for our patrons to express their creativity. 

Library Program Helper

As member of the 2019 ILEAD USA – Ohio cohort I was a part of a team that created a website that would serve as a repository for programs and how to guides for library staff tasked with doing programming that may not know how. 

Circulating Board Games

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.

Bike Lock Program

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.

Otterbein Archives Internship

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.

Delaware Guards

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.

Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier

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.

Boy Scout Council Patches

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.

Massillon Memory

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.