Eagle Rock Consulting
Provide leadership, coordination and facilitation for local and statewide projects and grants. Develop and deliver face-to-face, online and blended learning on a variety of topics.
Project Coordination for the development, launch and maintenance of WebJunction Illinois, a statewide portal for e-learning, resources, information and social networking for Illinois librarians. Responsibilities included initial site organization and structure using a CMS, communication and coordination with stakeholders and users, inception and coordination of promotional and marketing materials, training, troubleshooting and support for users as well as oversite of ongoing site maintenance and development. Extensive use of communication skills via blogging (Wordpress), Twitter, web conferencing and traditional print publications.
- Project success story: From launch in 2007 to date WJIL registered users have grown from 200 to over 4,500 and have enrolled in 6,251 online courses via the WJIL Course Catalog.
Project Coordination for LibraryU, an online learning portal for library staff. Responsibilities included identifying appropriate and relevant course topics through consensus in the Illinois library community, selecting a new LMS, and identifying and supporting Subject Matter Experts through all aspects of course creation including LMS training, course design, graphics, interactivity and content reinforcement. Spearheaded the launch and promotion of the revitalized LibraryU course catalog and coordinated the eventual transition of select content to a sustainable platform on the WJIL Course Catalog.
- Project success story: LibraryU registered users grew from 20 in 2003 to over 11,000 at the time of content transition to the WJIL Course Catalog. With a catalog of over 50 self-paced modules, LibraryU provided free anytime, anywhere access to continuous education for library staff across the country and around the world.
Training and Instruction
- Developed and delivered initial Internet training for all Chicago Public Library staff
- Developed and delivered training on OCLC FirstSearch databases to library staff throughout the state of Illinois