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!

Library Homepage

Library Homepage Redesign

Before: After: In 2013, I led the Loras College librarians through a homepage redesign project.  I used a jQuery template to create the tabbed navigation boxes, gathered widget code from vendors, and used buttons designed by a colleague.  This website won the ACRL College Libraries Section Web Site of the Month in April of 2013.  […]


Selling Public Speaking

Our library instruction program has a relationship with several first-year and general education courses. Two of these courses are required in the first year (and are also required to schedule a library instruction session), and the other two are taken in either the first or second year, and may or may not visit the Library. […]

Scholarly Article Handout

How to Read a Scholarly Article

I recently received a request from a faculty member: We’re finding that some of our students are having a hard time figuring out how to read a journal article. Do you have a resource you could share? While at the time I didn’t have anything on hand, I had been mulling over this topic for […]

Library Instruction Menu

To advertise the many services and options that library instruction has to offer, I created this à la carte menu.  We wanted to convey to faculty that full-class sessions were one of many options, including short sessions, co-taught sessions, online guides, online tutorials, and embedding librarians within course management software.