Cindy Fisher

Making a Lasting Impact with Rural Librarians

What is your current job?

In 2016 I began my current job at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) located in Austin, Texas, right next to the Capitol building. The State Library has four departments—Archives and Reference, State and Local Records, Library Development and Networking, and the Talking Book Program—to help fulfill its mission of serving all Texans. Before I started, I had never visited a State Library and had only a vague idea of what made it a unique institution. Now that I’m here, I'm constantly amazed at the variety of projects that are supported and created by state libraries.

As a Library Technology Consultant, I train and consult with staff from Texas libraries with a focus on digital inclusion. I organize and present in-person workshops and webinars on technology topics and answer questions from library staff about everything from digital literacy for seniors to internet policies and patron privacy to WiFi hotspots. I engage with our local and national community to build partnerships with those that share our mission, and engage with the technology and library community to better understand the needs of Texans now and in the future.

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College of Organizational, Computational, and Information Sciences


Jan

15

Making a Lasting Impact with Rural Librarians
Cindy Fisher '08MS shares how her work at SLIS lead to a career training librarians in technology.

Jan

15

Going Global: Gabby Freeman '20 Finds Empowerment Abroad
We caught up with Gabby about studying abroad, her internship experience and why she loves the honors program!

Dec

7

Pam Qian '19: Computer Science Changes Lives
Pam tells us about the power of computer science and winning the "computing4change" competition!

Dec

4

Connecting Culture and Knowledge Through Libraries
SLIS faculty train librarians in Iraq.

Dec

3

Sherry Seibel '18 Researches Women in Coding
We asked Sherry about her research into the gender gap in computer science education.

Nov

29

SLIS Community News, November 2018
SLIS Faculty and students present at ASIS&T.

Nov

27

New Technology for Statistics Courses
Simmons implements The R Project for Statistical Computing.

Nov

20

Student Accomplishments from the Division of Mathematics & Computer Science
Math and computer science (MCS) students excel in research and technology.

Nov

15

School of Business Community News, November 2018
News from award-winning faculty, students, and alumni

Nov

15

Empowering Young Entrepreneurs with Christina Paris '19MBA
Christina tells us what inspired her to create her company, Be Coached.