Our work

In the beginning of our collaboration, our work focused on information literacy and active learning. It then evolved to the importance of design in the learning process, and has since grown into marketing strategies for libraries, non-profits, and entrepreneurs. Underneath it all lies our love for documentation, process improvement, collaboration, and a slightly irreverent tone… for fun.


Presentations

Invited Presentations

Peer-Reviewed Presentations

  • What color is your gel pen? Personality quizzes and their place in your library’s engagement strategy. Presentation at Library Communications and Outreach, St. Louis, MO (2018, November)

  • Productive is pretty: Maximizing project management tools for effective organizations and fun-loving people. Presentation at The Collective Library Conference, Knoxville, TN. (2017, March)

  • How to make your instruction suck less. Presentation at Brick and Click Academic Library Conference, Maryville, MO. (2015, November)

  • Here comes the pitch: Millennials on getting people to buy what the library’s selling. Presentation at the Joint conference of the Missouri and Kansas Library Associations, Kansas City, MO. (2015, October)

  • Find a friend at work: Increasing productivity and impact with Creative Pairs. Hosted Table Talk at the Joint conference of the Missouri and Kansas Library Associations, Kansas City, MO. (2015, October)

  • Six things you may be doing wrong with your research assignments and how to fix them. Presentation at University of Missouri-Kansas City Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching Symposium, Kansas City, MO. (2015, August)

  • Your HSCP Students + UMKC Libraries = A+ Research. Presentation at the High School/College Dual Credit Partnership (HSCP) Professional Development Conference, Kansas City, MO. (2015, June)

  • Supplemental Instruction from UMKC University Libraries. Presentation at University of Missouri-Kansas City Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching Symposium, Kansas City, MO. (2014, August)

  • UMKC Libraries as a resource. Presentation at the High School/College Dual Credit Partnership (HSCP) Professional Development Conference, Kansas City, MO. (2014, June)

  • Starting from scratch: A new recipe for integrating outcomes-based information literacy into college Gen-Eds. Presentation at the Missouri Library Association Conference, St. Louis, MO. (2013, October)

  • Here Comes the Future: Embedding Library Leaders of Tomorrow. Presented at the ACRL Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA (2011, April)

Publications

Web Design & Marketing

 

Full portfolio coming soon!


“Our previous website was clunky and with the changes Jess and Dani made, the new website is intuitive, user-friendly, and easy to navigate. The conference schedule was interactive and engaging. The new website transformed what we were able to do and how we were able to do it by streamlining and organizing all of our content.

Jess and Dani bring their collaborative energy into every project they tackle. They’re creative and ambitious and have the skills needed to execute any vision. I’m always learning from them from how they communicate, to how they build community into their designs.”
— Rhiannon Dickerson, Educate-Organize-Advocate Conference