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Who I Am
I am an academic librarian whose work focuses on information literacy and teaching. I've also written a great deal in my field—books and articles—and done a lot of editing as well. My recent scholarship focuses on metaliteracy, digital badging, and open pedagogy. I have a passion for creation—I sew and weave and spin (occasionally) and embroider. I enjoy travel, and have had a chance to go places I never would have otherwise thanks to speaking engagements.
I became involved with Wikipedia through the Art+Feminism 2018 project, when I led an editathon at the university library where I work. This was followed by a joint 2019 Art+Feminism editathon with the University Art Museum. I continue to add content about women artists and writers and whatever else catches my interest, and also participate in the 1Lib1Ref initiative. I was particularly excited to use the Wiki Education Program in my undergraduate information literacy course in spring 2019, and found the connections between editing in Wikipedia, metaliteracy, and information literacy to be extremely pertinent and effective for student learning. Seeing the entries my students have created or contributed to is such a pleasure.
I've started to load photos on the Wikimedia platform, particularly from my travels and needlework examples. I look forward to finding additional ways to become engaged, and would like to be part of WikiEdu again in fall 2019.