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.  […]

Dubuque Bike Coop Venetian Bike Parade poster

Venetian Bike Parade

This is a poster I designed to promote the Dubuque Bike Coop‘s Venetian-themed Bike Parade.  The parade started in front of the Dubuque Museum of Art, which at the time hosted a 25 foot tall sculpture of Grant Wood’s “American Gothic.”  The famous couple is featured on a tandem bicycle in Venetian and aquatic costumes, […]


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.