Over the next couple of weeks we’ll be presenting short interviews with Schewe personnel. The second in our series is our Digital Services Librarian, Danielle Trierweiler.
My name is Danielle Trierweiler and I am the Digital Services Librarian at IC’s Schewe Library.
My desk is located in the far back of library, behind the display case. I can be reached in-person during standard business hours (9-5 M-F), by phone (217) 291-1660, and, my favorite, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
What do you do at Schewe?
I service things digital while I librarian:
“Things digital”: I administer the library’s digital resources including all fifty-something databases, e-journals, and our new Ebsco Discovery layer. I monitor electronic resource usage statistics, troubleshoot access problems, investigate digital tools and relevant initiatives (such as GIS and data management) and also oversee the library’s circulation software, Voyager.
“Librarian”: I am collaborating with faculty, students, and staff on a variety of special projects including grant work, state consortium participation, individual research consultations, teaching the EN 121 library sessions and single session support.
How long have you been at IC, and what led you here?
I have been at IC for just over a year now. I was led here by the opportunity to practice librarianship in a dynamic and community-based academic environment without having to sacrifice my geeky passions for books and technology. Coming from a liberal arts environment myself, (Kalamazoo College) I have a soft-spot for small Midwest campuses like IC’s.
Any exciting initiatives you’ve got planned in the next little while?
I’m working with one of the library vendors, OCLC, to implement a shiny, new authentication service model! Exciting, I know. The hope is that not only will IC be able to seamlessly access digital library resources from anywhere, but going forward, hours upon hours of library personnel time (a precious commodity) will be freed up from this specialized maintenance to better serve IC.
Tell our readers something interesting/exciting/unusual about you…
I came from Seattle where there are two things sorely lacking that I am living up in Jacksonville: sunshine and fast food. 15+ years a Michigander, I do not understand life without fast food and blasting music out of my car on a sunny day. This is the responsibility (or lack thereof) of my ‘90s childhood and neither driving, nor Taco Bell, nor sunny days were characteristic of my Seattle experience.