Resume

Robert
Laws

Professional Experience

Technology & Instruction Librarian

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

Web Development

  • Administered and developed content for the library’s website on Drupal between 2008 & 2020 and on WordPress from 2020 onward
  • Administered and supervised staff for use of online platforms including Springshare, Ex Libris Primo, and the library’s YouTube channel
  • Collaborated to develop the library’s Creativity Corner innovation space
  • Conducted workshops on video and audio content creation within the Creativity Corner innovation space
  • Led emerging technology projects including use of RFID, e-book readers, virtual reality, YouTube video creation, and data visualization
  • Trained library and university staff on web design, video creation workflows, and Adobe Creative Suite software
  • Worked with faculty to implement technology-enhanced learning using tools such as ArcGIS, Omeka, VoiceThread, and WordPress

Instructional Services

  • Delivered frequent in-person and online library instruction
  • Applied contemporary pedagogies including blended learning theories and inclusive teaching strategies
  • Developed and delivered technology-enhanced learning activities for undergraduates on information and digital literacies
  • Taught a one-credit undergraduate course (INAF-092 - Introduction to Data Visualization) in Spring 2020 & 2021
  • Recorded and edited instructional videos on information literacy and technology for the library’s YouTube channel
  • Provided in-person and online reference and consultations including Zoom meetings and chat reference
  • Created LibGuide content for course support and specialized content

Outreach Services

  • Liaised with faculty as a subject librarian in multiple subject areas
  • Developed a workflow to provide faculty access to streaming media content
  • Performed collection development including selecting books and e-books
  • Taught classes to the community as an instructor for the Georgetown University School of Continuing Education

Digital Services Librarian, Lauinger Library

Georgetown University ⋅ Washington D.C.

  • Enhanced the user interface and functionality of the library’s OPAC
  • Collaborated with the cataloging & special collections departments to investigate the use of metadata standards to enhance collection content

Technology & Systems Librarian, Main Library

Fauquier County Public Libraries ⋅ Warrenton, VA

  • Maintained and updated the online library catalog
  • Researched and implemented emerging technologies including e-book readers & digitization projects
  • Liaised with the county information technology department

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

Technology Expertise

Web Development

  • HTML
  • CSS (including Sass & PostCSS)
  • Javascript
  • WordPress
  • Drupal

Educational Technology

  • Canvas
  • Omeka
  • Zoom
  • VoiceThread
  • Lecture Capture with Echo360
  • Interactive Whiteboard

Screencasting Software

  • Camtasia 2020
  • Articulate Storyline
  • SnagIt

Image Editing

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator

Audio/Visual Editing

  • iMovie
  • Final Cut Pro
  • GarageBand
  • Adobe Audition

Data Visualization

  • Tableau
  • Google Data Studio

Other Software

  • InDesign
  • ArcGIS