|Happy Work Anniversary!|
I am proud to work with colleagues who appreciate the diverse ideas and techniques I bring to the OU Libraries table. Recently, I helped curate a virtual exhibition on this history of diversity at Oakland University. I also helped pick items for the African American Celebration month display in our lobby. My working-class African American background has allowed me to create authentic, exciting moments in the classroom. For the most part, students and their instructors seem to enjoy my one-shot instruction sessions. There is superficial diversity, and then there is the deep, structural diversity that I have experienced at Oakland University.
Currently, I am working on several digital learning objects, including a module in Moodle, the University's learning management system. In the next several months, I will research and draft at least one article for a peer-reviewed library journal.
I start a doctoral program in Reading Education this fall. I have been in contact with a potential adviser, whose research interests meshes very well with mine. Even before the start of the semester, this professor has given me very excellent advise. I see a very productive collaboration with this person. How productive, you may ask? I think I can complete the program in four years or less, in large part by collaborating with this professor.
Last, but by no means the least, I curated a Pinterest page for the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. The page features images connected to the fatal shooting of African American teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. I hope to collaborate with BCALA on other projects.
Happy 3rd Anniversary
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