Photo of Julie and students in One Magic Classroom

One Magic Classroom

In the spring of 2013, I asked my good friend and favorite third grade teacher Lily Sprengelmeyer if I could pay a visit her “One Magic Classroom.”  I read a story to her students (Max’s Words, by Kate Banks), we wrote an exquisite corpse story together in response to the story, and I even got […]

Screenshot of the first slide in a presentation

Staff Outreach Retreat

In the spring of 2015, I organized an outreach retreat for staff at Memorial Library.  The theme of the retreat was “Bringing Users Into Focus: Utilizing Target Audiences to Transform Library Outreach.”  By beginning with the target audiences we hoped to serve, researching their needs, and discovering the best way to communicate our resources, services, […]

Student reading slam poem on a theatre stage

SPEAK: A Spoken Word Showcase

While a librarian at Loras College, I led a project to organize a spoken word poetry event for area middle school and high school youth of color. By partnering with the city’s Multicultural Family Center as well as two other area colleges and their affiliated Black Student Unions, we were able to develop a series […]

Poster for a book display on author Bryan Stevenson's book Just Mercy

Just Mercy Book Display

To support the Libraries’ Go Big Read program and expose students to related materials in Memorial Library’s collection, I curated a shelf of books on African Americans and the U.S. justice system.  This was the poster I designed to promote the book display.

Graduate students sitting around a table discussing

Interdisciplinary Graduate Reading Groups

After learning from survey data that many graduate students at UW-Madison wished there were opportunities for social and academic connections with students from other departments across campus, I initiated and lead a project to form interdisciplinary graduate reading groups. By partnering with the Graduate School, I was able to increase the reach of promotion for […]

The Value of the Loras College Library Handout

Value of the Library

As part of the Loras College Library’s strategic plan, the Library’s director gave a well-researched presentation on the value of the Library to the College’s administrative team.  I designed this one-page summary of our research to distribute during this presentation.

The Adventures of Lora Librarian cartoon

The Adventures of Lora Librarian

This is a cartoon I drew as part of the Loras College Library’s new student marketing committee.  The cartoon introduces students to the four floors of the library, and to the Library’s mascot: Lora Librarian.  It was part of a larger campaign to put a personal, friendly face to the Library, and to encourage students […]

Library Instruction Infographic

To educate and entice faculty to take advantage of library instruction services, I created this infographic, which we printed and distributed at Division meetings.

Lora Librarian

As part of our promotional activities at the Loras College Library, I designed this mascot to use for publicity and marketing.  We have used Lora Librarian to promote the Library to first year students, faculty, and staff, and have also used this image as the Library’s profile picture on Facebook.  

Dubuque Bike Coop Infographic

This is an infographic I designed for the Dubuque Bike Coop.  It details the history of the Coop, community supporters, and the Coop’s impact on the community through affordable bike check-outs.

Loras College Library Plagiarism Tutorial

Loras College Library Plagiarism Tutorial

This tutorial on plagiarism was created by my co-worker Heidi Pettitt and I using Microsoft PowerPoint. We both created the animated slides and recorded the audio, and I wrote and performed the background music on my accordion.

Fun-A-Day Dubuque

Modeling this after Philadelphia’s Art Clash Collective and my lovely friends in North Carolina, I started this chapter of Fun-A-Day in Dubuque.  Look for it each February!