Brandeis University (November 2014 – Present)
Example Instruction materials
Outreach and Marketing
Style guide (created with Strategic Communications Specialist) available upon request.
Example signage for library
Library Signage example
Style guide for signage currently in the works
Examples of social media posts:
Instagram, #ThrowbackThursday campaign:
This gorgeous #throwbackthursday shows off our library stacks. Who knew books and sunshine combined to create such beauty? Oh! Right! We did! Come on by and visit the #Brandeis #Library! We are open Mon-Thur 8:30am-2am, till 6pm on Fridays, and from 9am-12pm on Sat/Sun! #brandeislibrary #1953 #tbt #archives
Instagram, general student engagement:
Today's #bookfacefriday is a literal one. This gorgeous work of art and senior project was completed this past semester and left at the library. We love it! But if you're the artist, let us know! #Brandeis #brandeislibrary #bookface #bookfaces #bookfacesfriday #friday #selfportrait #seniorproject #brandeisart
University of Illinois (August 2012 – August 2014)
Example instructional design work:
Instructional Design Project (Classwork)
Created for the Undergraduate Library at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign while working as the Graduate Assistant to the Instructional Services Librarian
Example Blog Post:
Written for the Undergraduate Library, University of Illinois Blog while working as the editor-in-chief of Question Board, the library’s anonymous question and answer trivia service.
Example Question Board Answer:
Question Board by Zoe Weinstein
Answering the age old question “When will humans be able to create teleportation devices?” and using unconventional information literacy instruction techniques including podcasting.
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Example Children’s Literature Review:
Knisley, Lucy, Relish: My Life in the Kitchen, Ad., Gr. 7-12
This graphic novel style memoir tells the story of Lucy Knisley, growing up in New York City, farm country, and Chicago—and eating her way through each place. Never a picky eater and living in the food haven of New York City, Knisley grew up on pate and catering leftovers while her parents were still together. She tells the story of how she and her mother moved to the country after her parents’ divorce and started a farm, reminisces about visiting with her Dad back in the city, and remembers craving and eating junk food, even when surrounded by gourmet cuisine. She relates her food adventures in Japan and Mexico, where she learns not only about food, but gets her period and has to learn fit in in a new culture. As she gets older, Knisley tells tales of working at a cheese counter in Chicago, and eating fresh croissants on a cross-European backpacking trip. She intersperses her coming-of-age vignettes with delicious looking and sounding recipes ranging from classic chocolate chip cookies to sushi. The artwork, which emphasizes bright colors and makes great use of negative space, is well matched both with the subject matter and with the writing, but the story itself may not interest teens as much as it will those in their twenties. The fact that Knisley focuses so heavily on her pre-teen and teenage years will either attract teens or will cause them to shy away from what is clearly a book of memories. However, the book is well laid out, beautifully illustrated, and the way that it is broken up into chapter length stories makes it an easy read. The end matter, which consists of pictures from Knisley’s childhood, is an especially nice touch, as the reader can match up the real pictures with the graphic novel versions, bringing the memoir to life.
- Written according to the style sheet of the Bulletin for the Center for Children’s Books. Completed for a class on reviewing Children’s literature. More reviews available upon request (picture book review, blog style review, standard fiction review, professional literature review).