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Education

Master of Library and Information Science | University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Master of Arts, English Literature | University of California, Berkeley

Bachelor of Arts, English Literature | City College of New York

Work Experience

Research and Instruction Librarian | Macalester College 2014 –present

Through demonstrated aptitude, reshaped my position to include digital humanities project management as one of my central roles

As liaison to the fine arts and humanities, partnered with faculty on digital projects and conducted in-class DH training for students and faculty

Built students’ critical information literacy skills through integrated course instruction and individual consultations 

Implemented LibGuides from the ground up

Trained and supervised student employees and graduate interns

Special Collections Associate | St. Olaf College 2013 – 2014

Enhanced awareness of special collections through displays, social media announcements, presentations, and collaboration with faculty and staff

Designed a new special collections website

Trained and supervised student workers in the handling and processing of special collections materials

Reference & Instruction Librarian | Saint Olaf College 2013

Provided course-integrated information literacy instruction

Created subject and course guides

Led workshops on emerging technologies for scholarly research management

Adjunct Faculty Librarian | Saint Cloud State University 2012 – 2014

Answered reference and technology questions at a busy reference desk

Created thematic displays

Publications

Logsdon, Alexis. 2018. Review of Umbra Search. ARLIS/NA Multimedia and Technology Reviews.

Wingo, Rebecca S., Alexis Logsdon, and Christopher Schommer. 2018. “Going Viral: Copyright Lessons from Max the Cat”. Forthcoming, July/August, College & Research Libraries News.

Logsdon, Alexis, Amy Mars, and Heather Tompkins. 2017. “Claiming Expertise from Betwixt and Between: Digital Humanities Librarians, Emotional Labor, and Genre Theory.” College & Undergraduate Libraries 24 (2–4): 155–70. https://doi.org/10.1080/10691316.2017.1326862.

Logsdon, Alexis. 2004. “Looking as Though You’re in Control: Janice Galloway and the Working-Class Female Gothic.” Edinburgh Review 113:145–58.

Presentations

Invited speaker | Can I Lose My Job For That? Intellectual Freedom and Employee Protections in the Library Workplace | ALA Annual Meeting | New Orleans, LA | June 2018 | Co-presenter: Danya Leebaw

Invited speaker | Fostering a Culture of Collaboration Roundtable | Spring Professional Activities Workshop, Digital Civic Engagement | Macalester College | May 2018

Presenter | Will I get fired for saying that? Academic Freedom for Librarians | ARLD Day | April 2017 | Co-presenter: Danya Leebaw

Presenter | “Making Something Out of Nothing: Building Digital Humanities Partnerships” | LibTech Conference | March 2017

Presenter | Dangerous DH Liaisons: Librarians (Re)claiming Centrality in Digital Collaborations | LibTech Conference | March 2016

Panelist and Organizer | The Rocky Path To Full Employment: Offroading Your Way To The Job Of Your Dreams | Minnesota Library Association Conference | October 2014

Presenter | Essential iPad Apps for Academic Libraries | LibTech Conference | March 2013

Invited presenter | The Archives in the Library | ALMS | Los Angeles, CA | May 2011

Poster Session | Preservation at Quatrefoil | Midwest Archives Conference | St. Paul, MN | April 30, 2011

Awards

Kress + DLF ARLIS/NA Cross-Pollinator Fellow, 2018

Graduate Student Poster Session winner, Midwest Archives Conference, St. Paul, MN, 2011.

Professional Development and Service

Digital Humanities Projects

Remembering Rondo | A History Harvest | Prof. Rebecca Wingo (History) | Spring 2016

Slave Trade History Using StoryMaps | Prof. Linda Sturtz (History) | Fall 2015

Digital Tools To Illustrate Empathy in French Literature | Prof. Juliette Rogers (French and Francophone Studies) | Fall 2017

Campus Initiatives

Faculty Reading Group | The Fuzzy and the Techie: How the Liberal Arts Will Rule the Digital World | Spring 2018

Faculty Reading Group | Data Visualization | Spring 2018

Organizer and Keynote Committee Chair | Oberlin Digital Scholarship Conference | 2017 – 2018

Board Member | Spring Professional Activities Workshop | Digital Liberal Arts | Macalester College | 2017 – 2018

Faculty Learning Community | Digital Liberal Arts in Promotion & Tenure | Fall 2015

Outreach and Training

Mentor | Minnesota Institute for Leadership Excellence | 2017-2019

Mentor | Literatures in English Section (ACRL) | Fall 2016

Editor-at-Large | dh+lib (digital humanities + libraries) | 2015

Participant | ACRL Immersion, Intentional Teaching | Nashville, TN | November 2014