Axa Mei Liauw

Education

  • Master of Library and Information Science

    , May 2013
    • School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
  • Bachelor of Arts, Information Technology and Informatics

    , May 2011
    • School of Communication and Information, Douglass College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Experience

  • Web Developer

    , Princeton University Library, Princeton University - Princeton, NJ July 2014 - Present
      • Support and develop the Library-wide Drupal environment, discovery systems, and resource sharing systems using HTML, CSS, Sass, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, MySQL, and related technologies.
      • Contribute to the ongoing design and front-end development of the University Library's web presence.
      • Collaborate with other developers, small teams of librarians, archivists, and curators to ensure and enhance delivery of sites and applications including the departmental libraries, collections, and exhibitions.
      • Stay informed about current and developing trends to provide expertise on web technologies.
  • Web & User Interface Librarian

    , Purdy Library, Wayne State University - Detroit, MI July 2013 - June 2014
      • Create effective user interfaces for a wide range of library systems that meet the needs of the Libraries' patrons and elevate the overall user experience using HTML, CSS, Sass, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, MySQL, and related technologies.
      • Lead the ongoing design and front-end development of the University Libraries' web presence including the development of a Digital Collections front-end and redesign of the main University Libraries site.
      • Promote interface integration among library systems, such as the library discovery layers, interlibrary loan, digital collection systems, and with campus-wide systems.
      • Collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders and participate in multiple library teams to ensure and enhance delivery of web services and online resources.
      • Stay informed about current and developing trends to provide expertise on web technologies.
  • Research Associate

    , Mabel Smith Douglass Library, Rutgers University - New Brunswick, NJ September 2011 - May 2013
      • Answered reference questions from students, faculty, alumni and community to facilitate research.
      • Promoted students’ digital literacies at the Sharon A. Fordham Multimedia Resources Laboratory with instructional support for multimedia creation.
      • Collaborated with faculty and staff on special projects: authored a basic web evaluation guide; installed e-displays and touch-screen kiosks; and, produced graphics for posters and e-displays to promote library services and events.
  • Web Services Intern

    , S.C. Williams Library, Stevens Institute of Technology - Hoboken, NJ December 2012 - April 2013
      • Facilitated development and implementation of a new, user-centered library website using Drupal.
      • Produced web resources for the Stevens community highlighting apps that support research.
      • Analyzed surveys, statistics and recorded sessions from usability testing data.
      • Diagnosed and resolved problems with the library’s web site.
  • Digital Science Center Researcher

    , Digital Science Center, Columbia University - New York, NY May 2012 - August 2012
      • Developed the Science @ Columbia Tumblr with the Emerging Technologies Coordinator to present a unified view of science activity at the university.
      • Evaluated websites, recommended revision for organization of content, designed a prototype of the site, and produced guidelines for best practices for the Science and Engineering Libraries.
      • Matched the Digital Science Center’s services and applications to faculty research interests, and recommended new software acquisitions for faculty use.
  • Association of Research Libraries Fellow

    , Digital Science Center, Columbia University - New York, NY January 2012 - May 2012
      • Assessed the Science and Engineering Division’s electronic serials collection for overlap in subscriptions using SerialsSolutions’ 360 Counter and 360 Resource Manager analytical tools.
      • Recommended to the Director of the Science and Engineering Libraries cancellation of electronic subscriptions based on overlap analysis to assist in reallocating the materials budget.
      • Conducted usability testing for Citation Style Language editor, grant funded by the Sloan Foundation.
  • Reclassification Technician

    , Princeton University, Backstage Library Works - Princeton, NJ May 2011 - October 2011
      • Contributed to the physical reclassification of Princeton University’s open-stack collection.
      • Gathered, sorted, shelved, and shifted the university’s collection of reclassified books.
  • Lab Supervisor

    , Office of Information Technology, Rutgers University - New Brunswick, NJ May 2007 - May 2010
      • Delivered technical support for Rutgers University students, faculty, and staff in the campus computing laboratories for hardware and software assistance.
      • Supervised four computer laboratories across campus including the installation and troubleshooting of printing and computing equipment.
      • Designed, developed, and maintained staff website, resources, and documentation.
      • Managed hiring, scheduling, and training staff for over sixty student workers.

Teaching

  • Part-Time Lecturer

    , School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University - New Brunswick, NJ September 2015 - Present
      • Information Technologies for Libraries and Information Agencies, Fall 2015, Summer 2016, Fall 2016
  • Adjunct Instructor

    , School of Library and Information Science, Wayne State University - Detroit, MI January 2014 - Present
      • Client-based Website Development for Library and Information Science Professionals, Summer 2015, Summer 2016
      • Information Architecture, Winter 2014
  • Teaching Assistant

    , School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University - New Brunswick, NJ January 2012 - May 2013
    • Supported instruction of web technologies (HTML, CSS), web programming (JavasScript, PHP) and data management (MySQL), video editing (Premiere Elements), and animation (Flash) in-person and remotely using Skype.
      • Information Technologies for Libraries and Information Agencies, Spring 2012, Summer 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013
      • Digital Media Production, Spring 2012, Spring 2013

Skills

  • Branding & Identity
  • Interface Design & Layout
  • UX & Interaction Design
  • Strategy & Information Architecture
  • HTML5 / CSS3 / Sass
  • JavaScript / jQuery
  • PHP / MySQL
  • CMS Customization

Additional knowledge and experience with Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Premiere, Google Analytics, Piwik, Silverback, Balsamiq, Drupal, Wordpress, Omeka, Day CQ, Bootstrap, Singularity, Breakpoint, Git, Github, and Object-Oriented Programming concepts.

Awards

  • Helen G. Michaels Merit Scholarship, 2013
  • Association of Research Libraries Career Enhancement Program Fellowship, 2012
  • Estate of Elizabeth D. Meier Scholarship, 2012
  • Margaret Anderson Lefferts Hildgendorff Award, 2012
  • School of Communication and Information Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship, 2011
  • Building the Multicultural, Multilingual New Jersey Library Staff Award, 2011

Presentations

  • Liauw, A. and Reiss, K. (2016). It's Always Sassy in Philadelphia. Code4Lib 2016, Philadelphia, PA. March 7, 2016.
  • Hudson, C. and Liauw, A. (2015). How We Closed a Library and Opened Up Our Stacks: Providing Alternative Access Through Virtual Shelves. Association of College and Research Libraries 2015, Portland, OR. March 27, 2015.
  • Liauw, A. and Reiss, K. (2015). BYOB: Build Your Own Bootstrap. Code4Lib 2015, Portland, OR. February 11, 2015.
  • Hudson, C., Hukill, G., and Liauw, A. (2014). Starting From the Ground Up: How We Created Our Digital Collections Platform. Michigan Library Association Annual Conference 2014, Grand Rapids, MI. October 15, 2014.
  • Donahue, D., Liauw, A., Peacock, R., and Wurm, J. (2014). E-volving Information Literacy Tutorials With E-maginative and E-ngaging Design. Workshop for Instruction in Library Use 2014, London, Ontario. May 22, 2014.
  • Hudson, C., Hukill, G., and Liauw, A. (2014). Making It Up As We Go Along: How We Built Our Digital Collections Platform. Library Technology Conference 2014, St. Paul, MN. March 19, 2014.

Conferences

  • CSS Summit, Online, 2016
  • Presenting Data and Information: A one-day course taught by Edward Tufte, New York, NY, 2016
  • Smashing Conference, New York, NY, 2016
  • Code4Lib, Philadelphia, PA, 2016
  • DrupalCamp NJ, Princeton, NJ, 2016
  • SassConf, Austin, TX, 2015
  • CSS Summit, Online, 2015
  • DrupalCon, Los Angeles, CA, 2015
  • Code4Lib, Portland, OR, 2015
  • DrupalCamp NJ, Princeton, NJ, 2015
  • Accessing Higher Ground, Westminster, CO, 2014
  • Michigan Library Association Annual, Grand Rapids, MI, 2014
  • SassConf, New York, NY, 2014
  • Drupaldelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 2014
  • Library Technology Conference, St. Paul, MN, 2014
  • American Library Association Midwinter, Philadelphia, PA, 2014
  • The Future of Web Design, New York, NY, 2013
  • Association of Research Libraries Leadership Symposium, Dallas, TX, 2012