Work Experience and Digital Projects

Work Experience

Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, University of Rhode Island. July 2017- Present.

Full-Time Lecturer, Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, University of Rhode Island. August 2016-July 2017.

Gender and Women’s Studies Department, Web Design and Social Media Content Manager. UIUC. December 2012- July 2016

LIS590 LEA Information Organization and Access, Teaching Assistant, Fall 2014

LIS Access Midwest Program, Research Assistant. UIUC. January- June 2014

Library and Information Science, (LIS) 390 Race Gender and Information Technology, Instructor. UIUC. Fall 2013

LIS Access Midwest ProgramResearch Assistant. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). August 2012- Present                                              

LIS Access Midwest ProgramProject Assistant. School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) UW-Madison, September 2011-May 2012

Media, Educational Resources & Information Technology Library ,  Info Desk Staff and Technical Services.  September 2010-2012                      

Madison Central LibraryReference Desk Intern. May 2011-August 2011

Habitat for Humanity East Bay Construction Crew Leader. September 2009-June 2010                                                                                                                                                                  

Azusa Pacific UniversityTeacher’s Assistant. September 2008-August 2009                                                                                              

Public Counsel Law Center Guardian Ad Litem Volunteer Coordinator. September 2007-August 2008

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles Volunteer Coordinator.  August 2006-August 2007

Digital Projects

LIS Intersections Podcast (ongoing)

The Department of Gender and Women’s Studies web page (2012-2015)

Radicals in Wisconsin: An Oral History Project (2012)

A Collaborative Story: Librarians and Activists Partnering Together to Preserve Local History, Omeka digital zine library (2012)

The Madison InfoShop’s LibraryThing Zine Catalog (2012)

UW Digital Salon: A Radical Digital History of the Madison InfoShop   (2012)

 

Creative Work

Non Fiction

Villa-Nicholas, Melissa and Villa-Nicholas, Tina. Pásale. Floricanto Press. 2017.

Villa-Nicholas, Tina and Villa-Nicholas, Melissa. Culture. Dear Journal. Issue 3. Fall 2017.

Villa-Nicholas, Melissa and Villa-Nicholas, Tina. September 2016). “Se me olvidó” in The Grief Diaries.

Podcast

My podcast  LIS Intersections investigates intersectional issues and identities within Library and Information Studies/Science. I speak with LIS academics, researchers, librarians, and students. Listen to my podcast on Soundcloud or Itunes.

Episode 1 “Library service needs context”: Interview with LIS scholar Jeanie Austin on juvenile detention center libraries

Episode 2 “From MLS to Library Director”: Interview with library director Sara Sacks

Episode 3 “Social Justice can happen on committees”: Interview with Chicago Public Library archivist Tracy Drake

Episode 4 “Creativity through Library Instruction”: Interview with tenure-track community college librarian Dawn Wing

 

Honors and Awards

Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC) Scholar, 2012-2016

Barbara and Donald Smalley Fellow, Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, UIUC, 2015

I3 Schools PhD Teaching Fellow, School of Information Science, University of Pittsburgh, 2014

Verdell Frazier Young Scholarship, The UIUC Women’s Resource Center, 2013-2014

UW Madison SLIS Department James Krikelas Award for Innovative Use of Information Technology, Honorable Mention, 2012

REFORMA Scholarship, 2011

WLA Diversity Scholarship, 2011

UW Madison SLIS Department Diane Hopkins Award, 2011

UCLA Community Scholars Certificate, 2007

 

Scholarly Research Grants 

Smith Fund Travel Grant from the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (UIUC), Co-Principal Investigator of the History of Latinas in Telecommunications (2015)

Reece Fund Travel Grant from the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (UIUC), Co-Principal Investigator of the History of Latinas in Telecommunications (2013)

Gender and Women’s Studies Travel Grant for HASTAC Conference (2013)

Advanced Opportunity Fellowship (AOF) at UW-Madison. (2010-2011) 

Claremont Graduate University Cultural Studies Financial Fellowship. (2007-2009)

 

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