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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School of Library & Information Science


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.

Dec

14

Remembering Former SLIS Faculty Member, Terry Plum
Simmons regrets to report the passing of Terry Plum, former faculty member and director of SLIS West.

Dec

4

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

Nov

29

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

Nov

13

Meet the New SLIS Faculty
Assistant Professors share research details and what they're up to outside of the classroom!

Nov

6

Congratulations and Welcome to our Spectrum Scholars
The School of Library and Information Science welcomes the Spectrum Scholars this fall!

Nov

1

Thoughts on the Future with Dean Marie desJardins
We asked the dean about her artificial intelligence research and the benefits of the new College of Organizational, Computational and Information Sciences structure.

Oct

31

SLIS Community News, October 2018
News from faculty and alumnae/i!

Oct

24

Professor Mercier Receives First Alden Poole Faculty Mentor Award
In honor of her commitment to mentoring, Professor Cathryn Mercier receives the Alden Poole Faculty Mentor Award.

Oct

24

Jennifer Gordon '02MS Wins Milken Educator Award
Credited for making the library cool again, Jennifer tells us what it was like to win this $25,000 award.