UMUC Mobile Technology
As a member of UMUC ILS’ Mobile Technologies Task Group, I developed an
interactive mock-up of how the Task Group envisioned the UMUC Library’s
services being optimally accessible to students using a mobile device. I used
Adobe Illustrator to design the icons, as well as the ‘Info2Go’ logo. I then
used Microsoft PowerPoint to make the various screens interactively link to
each other. After demonstrating the mock-up during a Reference Team
meeting, the Task Group’s proposal was accepted.
In May 2009, I began researching Microsoft SharePoint’s features as a
potential collaborative and document storage environment. After
developing best practices and pointed strategies, my colleagues in the
Document Management Team moved successfully into SharePoint. The
following screenshots are examples of the various ways the Team now
uses the product.
Document Management’s SharePoint home page. I developed the arrangement of ‘Web Parts’ to make the home page as
efficient as possible.
An example of one of Document Management’s 169 (and counting) wiki pages. I developed a series of wiki pages that assist
users in developing SharePoint sites of their own. Other ILS Departments, such as Systems, E-Reserves, and E-Resources have
consulted these pages.
SharePoint’s Discussion Board Feature.
The technicians on Library is essential, as I encouraged wiki responsibilities use screenshots to explain various
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Career & Job Search Libguide
Two months after being employed at UMUC, I volunteered to help create and
develop a Libguide that focused on resources for students searching for
careers. In early 2010, my co-creator and I were nominated by Springshare (the
company that owns the Libguide product) as one of their “best of” guides. Visit
the Libguide by clicking here.
My co-creator and I discovered, arranged, and determined how best to display the various resources UMUC (and the free
web) had to offer students. We exploited features like RSS feeds to maintain constant currency, in addition to multimedia
(like embedded YouTube videos) to engage the user.