Welcome to my web-portfolio!
The information arts are my passion. Thus far, my research has been focused on the maintaining and transformation of arts libraries and visual resource collections. The digital age has transformed the function and collection of visual resources within the academic library community, and librarians must re-envision their roles to acclimate to a rapidly changing technological climate. I am excited at the potential that digitizing archival and image collections poses for accessibility and welcome the possibility to be a part of changing technologies.
Last December I graduated from the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alabama, where I focused in collection development, records management, and cataloging. During my studies, I maintained a full-time position in the circulation department of the Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library and supplemented my practical and education experience with an internship at the Clarence B. Hanson, Jr. Library at the Birmingham Museum of Art.
I am passionate about what I do, and love sharing that fervor with others. Please have a look around my site and feel free contact me if you have any comments or questions.
On November 30th, 2012 I applied the the Gerd Muehsam Award offered by the Art Libraries Society of North America. The verdict is in: This years award recipient is Amanda Milbourn. Dispite not receiving the award myself, I was informed that my article " Library Awareness in Academia: Arts libraries impact on state university enrollment " made it into the top five! Congratulations Amanda for your excellent work in the field of arts libraries!!!