Summer Plans = Moving and Interning at the Smithsonian

It’s officially official.  I am moving back to the Midwest and I have accepted a 5-6 week internship at the Smithsonian in D.C. for June and July.  The internship involves working with the Artists’ Book collection, doing reference work, cataloging, helping with exhibitions, and the supervising librarian also mentioned we (her, the other intern, I) […]


Ok.  I needed to capture a screen shot of the before and after just to show how much I’ve learned in the last 12 hours as I’ve made improvements to my CSS and HTML files for my Web Design class…we won’t talk about how many tears or tantrums were involved in this process, but I […]

Special, THEMATIC, online projects

Lewis and Clark College librarians, here in Portland, showcased some of their special projects at the ONW conference.  They are tapping into resources such as faculty, students, and the curriculum for inspiration and old-fashioned elbow-grease.  Many of their projects are used as a teaching and a research tool and are based on someone’s passion around […]

All Those Who Sinfully Create a 3-Dimensional Pie Chart Shall Burn in Hell.

No, really.  There was a very useful session on “Data Visualization: Creating Beautiful, Elegant and Descriptive Visual Displays” at the ONW conference.  Jackie Wirz from OHSU gave us a beautiful and humorous presentation which really made me think about this other aspect of design found within academic work (not just libraries, but ALL research has […]