LIS - Library & Information Science

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What do I do with my MLIS degree? Broadly, I help people get the information they need. A couple years ago, you could find me at a public library reference desk helping someone get homework done, citizenship tests taken, jobs applied for, trips planned. A little while ago, I coached a non-profit through setting up social media accounts, developing policies, and launching into the world of online engagement. After that, I worked with a group of University of Washington labs to develop communications strategies and websites for their Institute and it's research community. Currently I support a nonprofit orgnization in developing information resources, implementing software systems, guiding social media integration & planning, supporting relationships with academic researchers, developing and delivering staff information & technical literacy education, service design for agency services, website IA/UX - (in other words...everything! Pretty common for librarians to be involved in a wide variety of stuff).

Information people understand information systems and the social context they fit into. My strength is in understanding how an information environment works, and guide it's development to fit the needs of the people using it. I bring problem-solving, user behavior, and organization development approaches to my work.