Dallas, Texas, United States
I've been a working information specialist since 1989, in both academic and technical environments. My computer background includes extensive HTML work including professional web site design and maintenance. I hold undergraduate degees in journalism and English, in addition to a Masters Degree in Library and Information Science, and a second Masters Degree in Art History . I am currently enrolled in the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Information Science program at the University of North Texas.
I am currently an instructional designer with the LE@D project: [Library Education @ Desktop] at the University of North Texas School of Information Science, in Denton, Texas where I design online courseware including multimedia elements with Center for Distributed Learning personnel. I also coordinate development and completion of courseware projects including tracking and reporting on project status.
I have developed and delivered a range of traditional and innovative library services specializing in web-based resources. As a knowledge management specialist with Verizon, I provided information organization for corporate strategy group, collecting and distributing tacit knowledge while coordinating documents throughout a new process development program.
My professional writing experience includes technical writing with Alcatel USA's Networking Systems Group and Web content production for ithought.com. I won a Harper Collins literary contest and have published articles in "American Iron" magazine.
My MA thesis "Reminders of Home": A survey of the semiotic signs related to human dwelling-places" was accepted for publication in the proceedings of The 3rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities January 13-16, 2005. My MLS thesis: "Gender and Communication Styles on the World Wide Web" was presented to the Learning Resources Round Table at the American Library Association National Conference.
I research, write and maintain a document library of over 100 syndicated consumer research articles published on various syndicated consumer web sites. [My partial portfolio is available at http://homepages.waymark.net/~bikechic.] In addition to my consumer research articles, I also create content offerings, prepare electronic copy, and edit the work of Content Analysts. I "speak geek" and have combined my library experience (database and index construction) with technical savvy (XML, HTML, Lotus Notes, Quark and the Office suite.)
Interests: 1984 Harley FXRS
Published writer: Yes