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Brandeis University (November 2014 – Present)

Example Instruction materials

Example Infographic:
https://magic.piktochart.com/embed/3854233-reading-a-scholarly-article

Example LibGuide:
http://guides.library.brandeis.edu/english

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:

 

 

Instagram, general student engagement:

 

 

 

In honor of the leaked #supermanvsbatman trailer, our #bookfacefriday is dealing out vigilante justice. #batman #Brandeis #dccomics #comics

A post shared by Brandeis University Library (@brandeislibrary) on

University of Illinois (August 2012 – August 2014)

Example instructional design work:
Instructional Design Project (Classwork)

Example LibGuides:
http://uiuc.libguides.com/findstatistics
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:
http://publish.illinois.edu/undergradlibrary/2013/11/18/best-of-qb/
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.

Note: the server often experiences problems fetching direct QB (Question Board) links. Refresh the page if it does not load right away.

Example Children’s Literature Review:
Non-Fiction 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).
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