In brief: I have a BA in English (focus on Gothic and Romantic Literature), MLIS degree (focus on information architecture, organization & metadata); additional graduate level work in Instructional Technology & Design and Computer Science (Programming), considerable continuing education in web design, art, and more. Although I have served as a librarian for many years with progressive responsibilities and leadership (Librarian IV: University of Georgia), my current role is housed in a Center for Teaching & Learning, where I am bringing up an institutional repository of open content and college archives (including establishing metadata standards following archival best practices, guiding digitization efforts, drafting policies, creating workflows and training materials; read more about it here), working with virtual reality and multimedia in the classroom, maintaining and admining the CTL BLog at http://ctlblog.athenstech.edu, assisting the library in development of a technology lab/makerspace for students, and working closely with faculty on Open Educational Resources, e-portfolios, and other projects.
I have 15 years combined teaching/training experience focused on developing high quality learner-centered training programs built on a strong understanding of online learning environments, pedagogies, and best practices. Training has included writing curricula, creating content, and teaching online and face-to-face to library professionals ranging from public libraries to academic institutions.
I also served as an Adjunct Trainer for Lyrasis for 5 years in topics ranging from social media, technical services, to emerging technologies, such as linked data, to libraries throughout the U.S. Additionally, I continue to guest lectures on a variety of technology topics to nonprofits, University classes, technical colleges, and library groups. I remain active professionally, presenting and writing several times each year.
Consulting work has included Pennsylvania Public Library System, Southeast Florida Library System (SEFLIN), GPLS, Evergreen/Equinox and Brown University. I have also contributed code to opensource projects as well as priority software.
Semantic Web Technologies & Social Searching for Librarians (McFarland); Chapters in Time and Project Management Strategies for Librarians; Radical Cataloging: Essays from the Front
GLQ articles: Stressed! (Organize or Reorganize your life); and COMO Whitepaper, The Impact of Automation on Staffing
New Georgia Encyclopedia Articles (Museums): Albany Museum of Art, LaGrange Art Museum, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Atlanta College of Art, Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Savannah College of Art and Design, Architecture Program and Spelman College Museum of Fine Art; Actors: Susan Hayward (1917-1975), Charles Coburn (1877-1961), and Joanne Woodward (b. 1930).
TECH Set Interview/PodCast (ALA); WREK: Lost in the Stacks (the Library Radio Show): Episode 196 Handling New Media; Our Metadata Trail; and The Semantic Web on Lost in the Stacks (the Library Radio Show, 2013-14). Interview for Semantic Web Technlogies & Social Searching for Librarians; Soundboard Invitational Speaker
My formal dossier for promotion to Librarian IV (the highest ranking) is located at http://www.robinfay.net/cv/ it is built in Jquery following predescribed templates and structures for a dossier.
I continue to work with with a variety of multimedia in digital projects as well as "traditional" multimedia in a 2D form utilizing such media as sand, found objects, and stucco. Some wonder how art and technology fit together. Problemsolving is an important part of technology, especially programming. Problemsolving is creative -- thinking outside "the box" = thinking creatively. Problemsolving is hugely important in writing code, developing software, workflows, and in evaluating user experience.