Accepted for NYLA 2016!
I just got word that I will be presenting two of my current projects at the 2016 NYLA Conference in Saratoga Springs, NY! The presentations will be Pecha Kucha style, which is a presentation methodology in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (6 minutes, 40 seconds in total). The style is very similar to a lightning talk, except you are required to have twenty slides with pre-set timed twenty second transitions. The first presentation will be about the potential uses of minisites in libraries with more than one location, often occurring in academic libraries. A minisite allows each location to have their own identity and unique web presence while still remaining under the wing of the institution's library system.
The second presentation is about a collaborative project I'm working on with my colleagues, Darren Chase and Victoria Pilato. We are exploring crowdfunding for research-specific endeavors, including the motivations for funders, the responsibilities of the researchers, and how universities like Stony Brook are using crowdfunding platforms to further their own research projects. Our investigation draws insight from literature, interviews, data analysis, and first-hand experiences to answer key questions surrounding this cultural phenomenon.