Erin Kay Chambers

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Education

Master of Applied Science (in progress)

University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Coursework includes plant science, propagation, dendrology, herbaceous plants, landscape design theory and ethics.

Graduate Certificate in the Digital Humanities

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Digital Humanities is an interdisciplinary academic field that brings digital technology to bear on the study of the human record. Coursework included digital archives, public humanities, grant writing, web development, project management, editorial theory, literary transcription and encoding, and digital editions.

Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Graduated Summa Cum Laude, with minors in Design Theory and Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL). Received National Merit Scholarship, 2006, U of M Presidential Scholarship, 2006, and Undergraduate Research Opporunities Grant, 2009-10.

Work Experience

Instructional Technology and Media Specialist

Department of English, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

As Instructional Technology and Media Specialist in the Department of English, I serve as instructional technologist, media specialist, and webmaster for over 150 faculty, lecturers and graduate TAs. I provide workshops and learning opportunities for members of our department, as well as one-on-one consultation and training on nearly any type of technology.

In addition to my department-related work, I am an active member of the UNL Web Developer Network (WDN), Social Media Content Managers group and Visual Communicators Forum. Membership in these organizations allows me to build upon my existing skills as a web developer and communicator.

In December 2017, I was elected to a second term as a WDN Shared Governance Board member. The board administers and guides the development of the UNLedu Web Framework, terms of use, style guide, and public information management systems. Its mission is to improve user experience for university site visitors, managers and developers by soliciting user feedback, encouraging good stewardship of university assets, and fostering an environment of respect, collaboration, and outreach.

Graphic Design / Client Services Specialist

CTB Financial Services, Ltd.

My role at CTB Financial Services, Ltd. began as part of our team of Client Service associates. I began designing print materials for CTB in early 2012, and when my husband's career moved us away from their home office in Minneapolis, they continued to employ me as a webmaster and graphic designer both remotely and in person. During my time with CTB, I assisted with our transition to a new website, managed the transition from one internal Client Resource Management system to another, and provided relevant training to our advisers and staff.

World Languages Center Assistant

St. Olaf College

The World Languages Center at St. Olaf College supports the college's language departments with multimedia projects, web conferencing, audio and visual recording, and other technology assistance and consulting. During my time in the WLC, I supervised 15-18 student workers while serving as a faculty liaison, classroom technologist, database manager, and webmaster.

Multimedia Instructional Technologist

St. Olaf College

During the summer of 2013, I lent my skills and expertise to the St. Olaf IT department as interim Multimedia Instructional Technologist. I worked closely with faculty members from all disciplines on their research and digital humanities projects, created websites and web interfaces for those projects, and lead summer workshops and training sessions.

Activities

University of Nebraska Web Developer Network

Shared Governance Board member

January 2014 to December 2015, and January 2018 to the present

Community Crops

Volunteer and Antelope Community Gardener

April 2018 to the present

Christ's Place Church

Van Dorn Worship Leader and Musician

August 2014 to April 2016

Northfield Community Garden

Volunteer and Community Gardener

April to October 2013

Northfield historical Society

Museum Exhibit Committee Member

April 2012 to May 2014

Canvas Church

Leadership team member, graphic designer, and musician

March 2011 to May 2014

Minnesota Literacy Council

Adult ESL Teaching Assistant, Pre-Beginning classes

September 2008 to May 2009