I am in the School of Library and Information Studies at UC Berkeley, and will
be finished with my MLIS in December of 1994. I have been in the Impact of New
Information Technologies course since it began in the Fall of '93. In the Spring
'94 term, I was a member of the
Critical Theory focus group. In the Fall '94 term, I was in the Creative Arts
Papers and Projects:
- The Impact Guide to
Museums on the Web. The purpose of this site is to provide access to world
wide web sites created by museums. The user may access museum sites by the
geographical location of the museum, the topic of the museum, or the region
that the museum content pertains to. This site will continue to develop in
the Spring, 1995 term. Future additions to the site could include an indexing
or cataloging project for the images accessible from the museum page, or the
addition of new methods for finding museum sites on the web.
- The Power of Language in Snow Crash and Babel-17. This paper examines the role of language and linguistics in two science fiction novels, and was partly inspired by Pam Rosenthal's lecture
Surfing History, Hacking Metaphor: Two or Three Ways to Know Yourself in Cyberspace.
My final project for the Spring 94 term is entitled "Libraries on the Web, an Examination of Library
World Wide Web Servers." In it, I look at the different roles that a WWW server can play, and look at a number of WWW servers offered by libraries to see how different libraries
approach those roles. I also examine the differences between servers of Academic, Public and Special Libraries, and discuss what I felt were the three strongest library web servers. A link
to each of the web sites I discuss is provided within the paper, so that the reader can view each site I discuss.
- Creative Styles and 'Networking Literacy' I'd like to point out that while I was writing this paper, a noteworthy portion of my
bedroom ceiling collapsed. I turned the desk the other direction and tried to pretend it wasn't so. Very exciting.
I have worked in the UC Berkeley library system for some years now, first as a student at the Education/Psychology Library, then as a staff member at the Interlibrary Borrowing Service, and am now a Program Coordinator at the
Teaching Library. In my current position I teach drop-in workshops on using the Library's online catalogs, provide course integrated library instruction, and teach seminars on using gopher and world wide
web. I have been a member of the library's "Web Implementation Team" since the summer of 1994, helping to create a WWW server for the UC Berkeley libraries. (This will ready for public use in February, 95)
Real happy with the following sites:
Room Coffee Machine
Star-studded evenings at the Nugget - Reno, Nevada.
Meet the rest of the students