Resume

Robert
Laws

SUMMARY

Versatile librarian with 20+ years experience using HTML & CSS, 10+ years experience with Javascript, and 2+ years experience using advanced tools like React and Ruby on Rails. Ever curious and interested in cementing current skills and building new knowledge. Adventurous and seeking challenges, including living and working abroad for 12+ years. Eager and enjoy working with a diverse group of people.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Technology Librarian

Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service in Qatar ⋅ Doha, Qatar

  • Administered all aspects of the library’s Drupal instance since 2009 (Drupal 5 through Drupal 8)
  • Redeveloped the Library Website in 2019 with a templating system built using the task manager Gulp.js
  • Developed the UI and codebase of the library’s Menu of Instructional Service website
  • Led the library in all aspects of technology including implementation and training responsibilities

Digital Services Librarian, Lauinger Library

Georgetown University ⋅ Washington D.C.

  • Enhanced the user interface of the library catalog with HTML, CSS, and Javascript

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • React
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Static Site Generators (Jekyll & Gatsby)
  • Drupal
  • WordPress
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator

EDUCATION

Full Stack Software Development, Javascript and Ruby on Rails program ⋅ 2019

Flatiron School - Online

MS in Information & Library Science ⋅ 2004

State University of New York at Buffalo ⋅ Buffalo, NY

MA in History ⋅ 2001

George Mason University ⋅ Fairfax, VA

BA in History ⋅ 1998

George Mason University ⋅ Fairfax, VA