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Skills

This is a short list of some of my skills:

Education

Florida State University ( 2000 - 2004 ) Tallahassee, FL, USA

M.L.I.S: Information Architecture

Liberty University ( 2000 - 2004) Lynchburg, VA, USA

30 Graduate Credit Hours: Philosophy and Religion

Liberty University ( 1996 - 2000 ) Lynchburg, VA, USA

B.S.: Communication, specializing in Media Graphics; Philosophy and Social Science

Experience

Selected Employment History Only: For a more comprehensive history, please see my Curriculum Vitae (PDF)..

Web Development Librarian, Florida State University Libraries, 11/06 – Present

In this position, I collaborate with users, University stakeholders, and library personnel to create a seamless, integrated web presence for the Libraries. This includes responsibility for web design and development, usability testing, server administration, and content management.

Electronic Resources Technology Specialist, Florida State University Libraries, 04/0611/06

I coordinated access to over $3.5 million in annual electronic resource subscriptions, including customizing and configuring related software tools, maintaining relevant database information, troubleshooting reported issues, and providing front-line technical support.

Supervisor, Digital Media Center, Florida State University Libraries, 02/0504/06

I supervised and personally provided on-site instruction for multi-media computer lab and equipment.

Portfolio

New Website for Florida State University Libraries (In Development)

Planned New Website of University Libraries at Florida State University

We are currently in the beginning phases of redesigning the website of the Florida State University Libraries "from the ground up" using the open-source content management system Drupal

This includes conducting user research, creating new content management strategies, and renovating the overall visual design and navigation.

Expected launch date: Summer 2009.

Florida State University Libraries

Website of University Libraries at Florida State University

I helped design this site back in Summer 2007 shortly after I was hired as the Web Development Librarian for the Florida State University Libraries.

We were on a very short timeline, and emphasis was placed on making immediate improvements to the accessibility, usability, and overall branding of the site.

It was also based on Drupal.

Online Journal Search Interface - FSU Libraries

Online Journal Search Interface - Florida State University Libraries

In order to match the changes made to the main Libraries's site in 2007 (see above), we had to re-"skin" aspects of the online journal search interface.

Online Catalog - Florida State University Libraries

Online Catalog - Florida State University Libraries

We also launched a new search interface for our online catalog in 2007, based on the Endeca search product.

Customizations to the default "theme" of the catalog were made to help provide consistency between it and other aspects of the Libraries' web presence.

Blogging Platform - Florida State University Libraries (Site No Longer Avaialable)

Online Catalog - Florida State University Libraries

I designed a blogging platform for the Florida State University Libraries based on Wordpress Multi-User.

Unfortunately, the project did not "catch on" and was later discontinued, but the theme itself reflected the colors and branding of the other FSU Libraries' and its web presence.

Goldstein Library

Website of the Goldstein Library at Florida State University

This was one of the first websites I developed as part of a team. It was done as a student of the College of Information.

The basic layout of the site is the same as it was when we designed it; however, many aspects of the site have changed from our original version.

Digital Library Center - FSU Libraries

Website of the Digital Library Center at Florida State University

I helped design this site while working in the Digital Media Center at Florida State University Libraries.

I was commissioned to come up with a basic XHTML template for both the Digital Library Center and Digital Media Center using the same template.

(This site has also changed since its original creation.)

Publications

McDonald, Robert. Jackson, Millie. Blackburn, Jonathan. "MediaWiki Open Source Software as Infrastructure for Electronic Resources Outreach." Reference Librarian, 48(99), 19-36.

Presentations

Hall, Mason. Blackburn, Jonathan. A Matter of Semantics?: OpenData, Intelligence, and the Future of Electronic Resources Management, Electronic Resources and Libraries 2008. Atlanta, GA, March 18-21, 2008.

Also available on Slideshare:

Jackson, Millie. Blackburn, Jonathan. MediaWiki Open-Source Software as Infrastructure for Electronic Resource Outreach, Electronic Resources and Libraries 2007. Atlanta, GA, February 22-24, 2007. McDonald, Robert. Blackburn, Jonathan. MediaWiki Open-Source Software as Infrastructure for Electronic Resource Outreach, Five Weeks to a Social Library (Online Course). February 12-March 7, 2007.