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Arden Kirkland, MSLIS, MFA, CAS

I am an independent digital librarian, providing services for digital collections and online learning. As an Adjunct Instructor for the iSchool at Syracuse University, I teach courses related to information organization and access, instructional design, and educational technology. As a contractor for the Southern Tier Digital Equity Coalition I have become involved in Digital Equity planning for NY state. As Project Coordinator for the IMLS-funded Design for Learning program, I led the development of a series of online modules about online teaching, released as Open Educational Resources (OER). My years of work in higher education have included a focus on students’ active participation in the construction of multimedia digital collections. Other recent projects include web development in Omeka for ArtOneida.org, the Hudson Valley Visual Arts Collections Consortium (HVVACC.org), and for HistoricDress.org. My development of a “Costume Core,” a profile for cataloging historic clothing artifacts, was supported by a grant from the Visual Resources Association Foundation, and relates to work in progress on the DressDiscover visual worksheet tool. I hold an MSLIS from the iSchool at Syracuse University, along with an MFA in Design from Rutgers University.

I’m available to help you with:

  • project and workflow management
  • standards-based metadata entry
  • metadata application profile development
  • data reconciliation and hygiene
  • database development, maintenance, and migration
  • website development
  • guide and tutorial development
  • instructional design
  • CMS and LMS setup and maintenance
  • Wikidata/Wikipedia/Wikimedia editing
  • publication of open educational resources
  • text, image, video, and audio editing for learning objects
  • transcript and caption creation
  • IRB-compliant user research
  • survey development
  • grant writing
  • and more!

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