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Ryan P. Randall

Instruction & Outreach Librarian at the College of Western Idaho ∴ Literary, media & cultural studies ∴ Web Editor at In the Library with the Lead Pipe ∴ Sous les pavés, la plage ∴ We are, as always, stubborn, stoked, and petrified - GY!BE

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CV

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Last updated 2015-10-11.

Education

Overview

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Master of Library Science, (ALA Accredited) received July 2015

  • Library courses focused on critical information literacy instruction, humanities subject librarianship, and digital humanities

University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Master of Arts in Visual and Cultural Studies, 2012

  • Graduate studies focused on media, cultural studies, music, and democratic theory
  • Teaching assistant and instructor positions enhanced capacities to inspire undergraduates and graduate student peers with writing and critical thinking

University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA
Master of Arts in English, 2005

  • Graduate studies focused on English and American literature, rhetoric, and literary theory
  • Teaching positions gave experience teaching freshman composition to one of the nation’s most diverse student populations

Bachelor of Arts in English, Cum Laude, with Minor in Film and Visual Culture, as well as Minor in Philosophy, 2000

  • Undergraduate studies focused on American literature, film and media, and literary theory

Additional Education

School of Criticism and Theory Cornell University Ithaca, NY
Certificate of Completion, 2009

  • “Voice, Representation, Ideology” seminar with Dr. Michael Steinberg and Dr. Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg of Brown University

Library Experience

College of Western Idaho Nampa, ID

Instruction and Outreach Librarian
Library, October 2015–present

  • Coordinate library instruction program, including assessment of student learning and of library instruction sessions
  • Create instruction materials to support online and in-person library instruction and critical information literacy
  • Conduct outreach campaigns, programs, and events

Indiana University Bloomington, IN

Maps Graduate Assistant / Map Collection Assistant / Government Information Reference Assistant
Department of Government Information, Maps, and Microform Services, Herman B Wells Library, September 2013–July 2015

  • Scanned maps at archival standards and managed Indiana Historical Maps Digital Collection
  • Created digital displays, exhibits, finding aids, and instructional material
  • Maintained portions of the department website and blog
  • Provided reference service, handled circulation, and assisted patrons with multiple types of scanners and microform readers
  • Supervised other student workers

Assistant to the Subject Librarian for Germanic Studies, French & Italian, Philosophy, History & Philosophy of Science, Classical Studies, and Linguistics
Department of Arts & Humanities, Herman B Wells Library, August 2014–July 2015

  • Selected materials for French & Italian, Classical Studies collections according to collection development policies

Instruction Assistant
Department of Teaching & Learning, Herman B Wells Library, September 2013–July 2015

  • Designed and led instruction sessions for undergraduate courses in Business and Life Sciences
  • Consulted with professors to target session content to course outcomes and current assignments
  • Instructed researchers during individual drop-in sessions

Ethnographic Research Assistant
Department of Library Academic Services, Herman B Wells Library, September 2013–July 2015

  • Conducted field observations, transcribed recordings, analyzed and coded transcripts, and administered surveys for ethnographic studies of undergraduate and graduate library patrons

University of Rochester Rochester, NY

Rare Books Manuscripts Clerk
Rare Books and Special Collections, Rush Rhees Library, May–August 2010

  • Assisted librarians with accessioning and cataloging new materials
  • Registered patrons, pulled requested material, and maintained security of items in rare books reading room

Technical Assistant and Office Assistant
Rush Rhees Library Digital Initiatives Unit, May 2007–November 2008

English, Visual and Cultural Studies, and ESOL Teaching and Tutorial Experience

Niagara County Community College Sanborn, NY
Adjunct Instructor
Department of English, August 2012–May 2013

  • Instructor of record for three sections of English 101: Writing I in Fall 2012 semester, with up to 23 students per section
  • Instructor of record for one section of English 101: Writing I in Spring 2013 semester, with up to 23 students per section
  • Instructor of record for one section of English 102: Writing II and Introduction to Literature in Spring 2013 semester
  • Revised English 101: Writing I syllabus for Spring 2013 semester based on my assessment of student progress and outcomes

St. John Fisher College Rochester, NY
Adjunct Instructor
Department of American Studies, September–December 2012

  • Instructor of record for “Film, Television, and Visual Culture,” a course on the history and interpretation of these media
  • Coordinated course content with two sections of English 101 as part of the college’s first-year Learning Community program
  • Incorporated technology into course by having students collaborate on final research projects they posted (in part) on Tumblr

University of Rochester Rochester, NY
Writing Center Consultant
Eastman Writing Center, Eastman School of Music, September 2010–May 2012

  • Designed and lead workshops on such skills as developing thesis statements, citing and using sources, and crafting conclusions
  • Tutored undergraduate and graduate students in individual sessions
  • Assisted both ESL students and native speakers with academic and professional writing

Lecturer
Department of Art History, January–May 2011

  • Instructor of record for “Ways of Seeing: Audio-Visuality,” an Art History and Film/Media course on film soundtracks and sound art
  • Course required response papers, a final research paper, and an in-class oral presentation

Eastman Writing Seminar Instructor
Department of Humanities, Eastman School of Music, September–December 2010

  • Instructor of record for “Audio-Visuality,” a Freshman Writing Seminar using film and sound theory to develop critical thinking and writing skills
  • Course required response papers, a final research paper, and an in-class oral presentation

Teaching and Research Assistant, Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies Department of Art History/Department of Comparative Literature, September 2006–May 2010

  • As Teaching Assistant for “Writing on Art,” a required course for Art History or Studio Art Majors focusing on analytical skills and different styles of writing about art, aided professor with student writing assessment and provided students individual instruction
  • As Teaching Assistant for “Major Seminar,” a required course for majors in Comparative Literature and Foreign Language Majors that provides an overview of critical theory and applies these critical skills to the writing of literary essays, aided professor with student writing assessment and provided students individual instruction

University of California Riverside Riverside, CA
Teaching Assistant
Department of English, September 2004–June 2006

  • Taught English 1A, 1B, and 1C of the Freshman Composition Series
  • Integrated literature, film, and music into class curricula to further engage students
  • Three distinct courses each required weekly compositions while focusing on progressively sophisticated scholastic writing

FLS International Glendora, CA
ESL Instructor
Summer 2005

  • FLS is a program that offers courses and tutorial services for students for whom English is their second language
  • Planned and taught ESL class for international high school students using immersion techniques and creative writing exercises

Publications

Entries in The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History, ed. Joan Rubin and Scott E. Casper. (2013).

Library Conference Presentations and Workshops

  • “Critical Information Literacy as Collaborative Praxis.” Co-presented with Jessica Critten, Karen Nicholson, and Eamon Tewell. Cultural Studies Association Conference, Riverside, CA. 2015.
  • “LIS Education and New Conceptions of Democracy.”
    2015 Symposium on LIS Education, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2015.
    Presentation link.
  • “Undergraduate as Creator, Undergraduate as Curator: Exploring the Role of the Instruction Librarian in the Digital Humanities.” Co-presented with Katherine Ahnberg, Megan Browndorf, and Cynthia Fisher.
    The Collective, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2015.
    http://sched.co/233V
  • “Community Building Workshop.” Co-led with Meghan McGrath.
    Women in Information Science Symposium, Indiana University, Bloomington, 2014.
  • “Digital Maps at IU.” Lighting Round talk co-presented with Theresa Quill.
    IU Libraries In-House Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington, 2014.
  • “Don’t Know Much About [Digital] Humanities?” Co-presented with Katherine Ahnberg.
    New Directions in Information Fluency, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, 2014.
    Presentation link.

Other Academic Conference Papers Presented

  • “This is a musical instrument. This is another. Combine them. Now perform historical materialism through your band.”: Bricolage and Historical Materialism as Audible in the Altered Instruments of Sonic Youth and Laurie Anderson
    Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference, Boston, MA, 2012
  • “Musical Mutations, Alternative Institutions: A Materialist Cultural Studies Approach to the Early Works of Laurie Anderson and Sonic Youth”
    Cultural Studies Association Conference, San Diego, CA, 2012
  • “Marclay, Music, Materiality: Uncovering Discourses of the Body as Palimpsest and Presence”
    Making Sense of Visual Culture, University of Rochester, 2011
  • “‘E Pluribus Unum’: Jacques Rancière, Sandy Bull, and the Peculiar Familiarity of Political Frustration in ‘New Weird America’ Folk Music”
    International Association for the Study of Popular Music-US Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2011
  • “Looking via Listening: Drexciya, the Acousmêtre, and Political Metaphors”
    PCA/ACA Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, 2010
  • “(Freedom Forever) Elvis Lives!: Reanimation, Hauntology, and Symbolic Slavery”
    Visible Memories Conference, Syracuse University, 2008
  • “Who? Me? Walking the Margins of Queer Visibility”
    (dis)junctions Conference, University of California, Riverside, 2006
  • “David Wojnarowicz’s Use of Realist Representation in ‘Arthur Rimbaud in New York’”
    Theorising Queer Visualities: Postgraduate Symposium, University of Manchester (England), 2005
  • “Her Majesty’s Secret Service: Containing the Corrupting Effects of Cultural Competency in Rudyard Kipling’s Kim”
    Contact, Contagion, and Containment Conference, Cornell University, 2005
  • “‘Heliocentric Worlds’ and Creatures from a Black Platoon: Afrofuturist Redefinitions of the Nation in the Works of Sun Ra and Drexciya”
    (dis)junctions Conference, University of California, Riverside, 2004

Memberships and Service

American Libraries Association

  • Member, 2014-present

ASIS&T Student Chapter, Indiana University, Bloomington

  • Social Chair, 2014–present
  • Member, 2014–present
  • Co-organizer of Women in Information Science Symposium, 2014

Progressive Librarians Guild Student Chapter, Indiana University, Bloomington

  • President, 2014-present
  • Member, 2013-present
  • Partnered with other local organizations on two main projects: Books & Beyond (to set up a school library in Rwanda) and Midwest Pages to Prisoners (to reply to book requests from prisoners with book selections and personalized letters)

Inter-Club Council, Department of Information and Library Science, Indiana University, Bloomington

  • President, 2014–present
  • Member, 2013–present
  • Organized numerous workshops and presentations for the Peer Mentorship Program
  • Led initiative to have ILS student groups coordinate their events calendars using a shared Google Calendar

Indiana University Digital Humanities Working Group, Indiana University, Bloomington

  • Founding member, 2014–present
  • Led workshop on “Getting Started with Git and GitHub Pages,” 2014

Cultural Studies Association, National Association

  • Member, 2011-12, 2014–2015

PCA/ACA (Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association), National Association

  • Member, 2010–2012

(dis)junctions Conference, University of California, Riverside

  • Panel Chair, 2006

Awards and Honors

University of Rochester

  • Dean’s Teaching Fellowship Recipient for a graduate student teaching a course in Art & Art History department, 2010–2011

University of California, Riverside

  • Dean’s Fellowship Recipient, 2003–2006
  • Michael Chesney Award for undergraduate English student working with music

Media and Communication Experience

Radio Disc Jockey

  • WRUR 88.5 FM 2007–2012
  • KUCR 88.3 FM 2000–2006

Videotaping

  • Numerous lectures and interviews at University of Rochester 2006–2011

Transcription of Anthropological Interview

  • Interviews as part of the University of Rochester’s Digital Initiatives 2007–2008

Skills

Natural Languages: Reading proficiency in Spanish, French, and Latin. Basic speaking proficiency in Spanish and ASL.
Web/Markup Languages: HTML5, CSS, XML, XHTML, TEI
Web Content Management Systems: Omeka, WordPress, LibGuides, DSpace, wikis, Jekyll/Octopress, GitHub
Educational Content Management Systems: Angel, Blackboard, Canvas
Operating Systems: Mac OS X, Windows, UNIX
Document Design: Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office suite, Google Docs, Markdown & related tools, familiarity with LaTeX
Citation Management Systems: Zotero, EndNote, RefWorks, Mendeley, Papers
Metadata Standards: Dublin Core
Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr
Audio Software: Ableton, Audacity, GarageBand, various plug-ins for each
Others: Git (version control), Neatline (map and timeline suite for Omeka), MALLET (topic modeling)