FOLIO (Future of Libraries is Open) Reporting SIG
September 2018 to present
Since joining the FOLIO Reporting Special Interest Group (SIG) in September 2018, I have held progressively more advanced leadership roles. I am currently co-convener of the Reporting SIG and team lead for Resource Access/User Management query development.
Assessing the Needs of Patrons with Disabilities
July 2021 to present
In 2021 and 2022, members of the Assessment Core Team (ACT) at Duke University Libraries (DUL) led a study of users with apparent and non-apparent disabilities to better understand their experiences in the Libraries and on campus, and identify things the Libraries can change to increase the positive experiences that users with disabilities have with library services, facilities, and materials.
phenom: A Population Growth Modeling Web App for Microbiologists
May 2022 to August 2022
Co-led a student team building a production-ready web app for population growth modeling.
You, Me, and IT: a series on identity in IT work
August 2021 to May 2022
The You, Me, and IT series involves three separate 90-minute sessions with an interested team or group, covering topics related to cultural competence and understanding hour our identities interact with our work environment and responsibilities.
Visualizing the Future
May 2017 to November 2021
A partnership between the University of Michigan, the University of Southern California, and Duke University, Visualizing the Future will gather current and aspiring specialists in data visualization to develop a literacy-based instructional and research agenda for library and information professionals.
January 2021 to September 2021
Partnered with one of the original creators of the Wax digital exhibit platform to build a new Wax theme supporting faceted browsing.
Wrangling Library Reservation Data
August 2020 to August 2021
The fall of 2020 saw a host of new services added to our LibCal reservation system, including Library Takeout, library equipment, and library study spaces. To assist with decision-making around the number and type of reservations to make available, I took on a data processing and visualization project, resulting in a processing script and a series of dashboards.
Reviewing Library Data Privacy and Retention Practices
September 2018 to August 2021
A multi-year effort to review and improve how the Duke University Libraries approach the collection, retention, and analysis of patron data.
Cultural Competence in Computing (3C) Fellows Program - Cohort 1
December 2020 to June 2021
The Cultural Competence in Computing (3C) Fellows Program is a cohort-based professional development program that helps computing faculty, staff, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and professionals: 1) learn more about social science topics (such as identity, intersectionality, racism, bias, and discrimination) and how these topics impact computing environments (as well as the developed technologies); and 2) develop computing deliverables at their home institutions that leverage these topics to foster more inclusive and equitable cultures. I participated in the first cohort of the 3C Fellows program as a member of a team sponsored by Duke’s DiversifyIT group.
Print Collections Circulation Dashboard
April 2020 to October 2020
In a cooperative effort between Collection Strategy and Development and Assessment and User Experience, Duke has developed a tool for exploring circulation of printed books.
Breaking the Bundle: Analyzing Duke’s Journal Subscriptions
November 2018 to March 2020
Co-led a data science project to combine and visualize various measures of value for Duke’s journal subscriptions in an attempt to optimize subscription purchases and improve journal pricing transparency.
Visualizing Manuscript Metadata
March 2019 to July 2019
A project to process and visualize metadata from manuscript collections being considered for a re-description project.
Redesigning Library Wayfinding and Signage
November 2018 to July 2019
As a response to repeated feedback from patrons and staff about difficulties navigating our library spaces, Duke University Libraries undertook a study to explore patron wayfinding patterns.
Network Visualization Literacy: Task, Context, and Layout
Fall 2010 to Spring 2018
My dissertation research on network visualization literacy included an opinion survey to identify prominent issues in network visualization comprehension and a large-scale user study of the comprehension of network visualizations.
Master’s Thesis – Sandbox
January 2006 to May 2008
A project exploring the role of technology in non-task-based activities in the workplace.
Imprints in the Museum
Aug. 2004 to Dec. 2004
Personalization and social awareness, important aspects in the definition of a place, are traditionally overlooked in the design of technology for museums. We describe Imprints, a system to enhance the role of visitor participation beyond information receiver to active creator of sense of place.