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My Resume

Julia Palmer Allis
bluesrat@gmail.com

Education

Syracuse University
M.S. Information Management, Expected June 2012
Certificate of Advanced Study Information Security Management, Expected June 2012

  • Current GPA 3.85
  • 2010-2011 Chancellor’s Award for Public Engagement & Scholarship
  • Information Management Merit Tuition Award
  • Information Management Leadership Tuition Award

Pennsylvania State University
B.A. English, Dec 2001

Skills

  • Project management
  • Systems analysis
  • Information security
  • Database design and SQL
  • Social media strategy
  • Blog design and maintenance: Dust Allergies of the Spirit Blog
  • Web design and maintenance: bluesrat.com
  • Presentations and oral communication
  • Written communication: reports, research, creative writing, writing for the web
  • Digital art and graphic design

Coursework

"The Doug Life" Web Comedy Series Social Media Consultant
IST 686:  Social Media in the Enterprise, Jan to May 2012

  • Consulted with production company The Media Horde to determine goals and requirements for social media campaign
  • Developed social media strategy for comedy web series "The Doug Life"
  • Researched web series industry to determine metrics and techniques for success
  • Developed metrics and analytical process to measure and improve success of "The Doug Life"
  • Delivered recommendations for social media strategy to promote "The Doug Life"
  • Educated members of The Media Horde in social media tools, techniques and metrics to support the recommended social media strategy

Bird Library Learning Commons Social Media Consultant
IST 690:  Independent Study, Feb to May 2012

  • Consulted with Bird Library Learning Commons to determine their goals for social media campaign
  • Researched library social media campaigns to discover strategies, metrics and functionality
  • Supported and advised Learning Commons in developing a department social media strategy
  • Educated members of Learning Commons in social media tools, techniques, and metrics

Words for Change Website Information Architecture Consultant
IST 553: Information Architecture for Internet Services, Jan to May 2012

  • Consulted with owner of Words for Change to determine requirements and goals for website
  • Researched best practices and standards for business websites for writers and editors
  • Performed user surveys and data collection to determine needs for website architecture and content
  • Developed navigational architecture and site content inventory
  • Delivered information architecture recommendations for website development

Digital Collections Archival Database Development
IST 659: Data Administration Concepts and Database Management, Aug to Dec 2011

  • Analyzed requirements for efficient and secure storage of scholarly digital collections
  • Designed logical model for database to archive digital collections, including collection items and attendant metadata
  • Implemented database using MS SQL Server with MS Access 2010 as a user interface
  • Presented database to class for critical feedback

Digitization Process Tracking System Analysis
IST 654: Information Systems Analysis, Jan to May 2011

  • Project manager for Analysis of Digitization Process Tracking System
  • Analyzed process and requirements for Penn State Libraries digitization tracking process
  • Recommended business process improvements
  • Designed logical requirements for an automated system that incorporate best practices, improves metrics tracking, and generates automated progress and analytical reports
  • Made recommendations for physical architecture of automated system
  • Presented on final results of system analysis

North Side Learning Center Digital Media Consultant
IST 600:  Digital iCreation in the Context of Community, Sept to Dec 2010

  • Collaborated on team to create digital media plan supporting NSLC fundraising efforts
  • Produced, filmed, and edited a video interview series to raise awareness of NSLC
  • Consulted with NSLC staff on website redesign to implement social media

Work Experience

Program Assistant to Director of Doctorate of Professional Studies-Information Management
Syracuse University School of Information Studies, Sept 2010 to present

  • Redesigned inquiry system to maintain contact with prospective students at all stages of the application process
  • Created Access database to track communications with prospective students
  • Update and expand program website content
  • Answer inquiries by prospective DPS-Information Management program applicants
  • Reorganize filing system to improve speed of filing and retrieval

Program Assistant to Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management
Syracuse University School of Information Studies, Sept 2010 to present

  • Engage in research and program coordination to improve recruitment and retention of poorly represented demographics
  • Participate in planning and coordination of iSchool recruitment programming
  • Answer inquiries by prospective Information Management program applicants
  • Maintain social media presence for contact with prospective students
  • Keep records of communications with prospective applicants using SharePoint
  • Develop online video and website content for promotion of iSchool

Pennsylvania State University Libraries Digitization and Preservation 
Digital Scanning Technician II, Aug 2008 to Aug 2010

  • Created and maintained library digital collections using CONTENTdm, Olive, and DPubS digital collections platforms
  • Led team to develop the La Vie Digital Yearbook
  • Served on team to create Alternate Reality Game for Libraries Open House 2009
  • Served as staff advisor for TARDIS, the Penn State Doctor Who student club
  • Trained, scheduled and directed activities of part-time employees
  • Prepared department operations and standards documentation
  • Assessed and repaired damaged library materials in preparation for scanning, microfilming, or release back to general collection
  • Assessed library materials for best practices and preservation needs in preparation for scanning
  • Scanned library materials according to archival standards for digitization, using complex scanning equipment including large format scanner and Better Light digital camera
  • Graphic design and printing for library and staff events, exhibits, and presentations
  • Fine reproduction and printing of delicate and rare materials for preservation purposes
  • Assisted metadata librarian in creating and structuring metadata for online collections according to appropriate metadata standards
  • Maintained software and hardware including updates and troubleshooting
  • Inventoried all digital projects completed by the department from 1992 to 2008
  • Updated department operations standards and procedures documentation
  • Created operations document for CONTENTdm for use by all library personnel
  • Trained staff on CONTENTdm
  • Trained docents to navigate the La Vie Online collection
  • Researched and recommended customized computer equipment for department equipment upgrade
  • Participated in decoration and staffing of department station for Libraries Open House 2008

Digital Scanning Technician I, July 2004 to July 2008

  • Collaborated with local and interdepartmental staff and outside vendors to develop digital collections projects
  • Volunteered as tech support for 2007 Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA) conference
  • Researched and developed best practices for use of digital collections content platform
  • Enhanced unit efficiency through reorganization of department storage server
  • Collected and prepared collections metadata to appropriate metadata standards
  • Created and maintained library digital collections using CONTENTdm, Olive, and DPubS digital collections platforms
  • Assessed and repaired damaged books, manuscripts, newspapers, journals, maps, photographs and slides in preparation for scanning, microfilming, or release back to general collection
  • Assessed materials for best practices and preservation needs in preparation for scanning
  • Scanned library materials according to archival standards for digitization, using complex scanning equipment including large format scanner and Better Light digital camera
  • Graphic design and printing for library and staff events, exhibits, and presentations.
  • Fine reproduction and printing of delicate and rare materials for preservation purposes.
  • Maintained software and hardware including updates and troubleshooting
  • Coordinated inventory and preparation of Jonathan White Honey Board Papers for publication as an anthology
  • Assisted in design of Pennsylvania's Past Digital Bookshelf collection website
  • Prepared XML for Pennsylvania History Journal, Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, and annual conference for Women in Engineering Program Advocates Network (WEPAN) for DPubS electronic publishing platform
  • Participated in decoration and staffing of Libraries Open House station for department from 2004 to 2007
  • Cataloged department's collection of archival laser discs

Site Administrator, Shadownessence.com gaming fan forums, Aug 2006 to March 2010

  • Led moderation team to establish and uphold forum policies
  • Mediated disputes between forum members
  • Proposed and organized community activities and events
  • Liaised with marketing and public relations representatives of game companies
  • Managed privacy and security settings on member accounts
  • Maintained IP.Board forum installation including settings and software troubleshooting

Staff Assistant, Pollock Laptop Library
Pennsylvania State University Libraries, Feb 2003 to Aug 2004

  • Served customers in materials circulation and reference questions
  • Provided maintenance and troubleshooting for department and customer computers
  • Developed staff support webpage
  • Created online tutorials for Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Microsoft Excel
  • Chaired Pollock decorating committee for Fall 2003 Open House
  • Maintained and updated Pollock Laptop User Database

Freelance Work

Nov. 2008 to March 2009: Curt Krebs, State College, PA

  • Web design: website for photography business.

March 2006: CJ's Auto Repair, State College, PA

  • Graphic Design: created advertising flier for local distribution

Aug. to Oct. 2005: Le Yen Nam, Ontario, Canada

  • Editing: Proofread, line edited, fact checked the draft of a novel in preparation for submission to a publishing house

Professional Development

  • Attended and volunteered as staff for 140Cuse social media conference, Syracuse University, April 19, 2012
  • Completed Black and Latino Information Studies Support Leadership Program, Sept 2010 to Nov 2010
  • Completed Lynda.com online training: Essentials of PHP, Oct 2009
  • Attended 2009 Eastern CONTENTdm Users Group Conference, Aug 5 to 7, 2009
  • Attended and volunteered as staff for 2007 Pennsylvania Library Association Conference, Oct 14 to 17, 2007