In my work, research, teaching and service are densely inter-woven. This is especially true in my current position as an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where an institutional committment to community engagement provides the rationale to weave the different strands of my work around communities.

My work is hands-on, and involves working closely with partners on- and off-campus. A central project from the past has been the eBlack Champaign-Urbana Project, which I have directed since 2009. Other projects have served community groups and public libraries, in Illinois, North Carolina, and, increasingly, around the world. I also serve the library & information science professions by working with local, regional, and national professional organizations. This webpage contains a snapshot of some of my past community engagement partners. For recent community engagement work, consult my profile on the UNCG Collaboratory website.


  • Bethel A.M.E. Church
  • Books to Prisoners Project at Urbana Prison Library
  • Salem Baptist Church
  • St. Luke C.M.E. Church
  • Douglass Annex Senior Center, Champaign Park District
  • Hays Senior Center, Champaign Park District
  • Urbana Park District Senior Citizen Club
  • Douglass Branch Library, Champaign Public Library
  • Champaign Public Library Main Branch
  • The Urbana Free Library
  • New Hope C.O.G.I.C.
  • Museum of the Grand Prairie, Champaign County Forest Preserve
  • Champaign County Historical Archives, The Urbana Free Library
  • The Channing-Murray Foundation
  • Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
  • North First Street Business Association
  • Clark Lindsey Village
  •, Champaign Urbana's Localwiki
  • Champaign Central High School African-American Club
  • Urbana High School
  • Champaign County Genealogical Society
  • Community Informatics Club, University of Illinois Graduate School of Library & Information Science
  • Society of American Archivists, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chapter
  • Luso-Brazilian Association at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  •, eBlack Champaign Urbana
  • Urbana-Champaign Big Broadband, UC2B
  • Rethinking Transnationalism in the Age of Mediatized Social Protest Research Group


  • Danville Public Library
  • Danville Community College
  • Kankakee Public Library
  • Kankakee Community College
  • eChicago
  • Carbondale Public Library
  • Katherine Dunham Center for Arts and Humanities, East St. Louis
  • East St. Louis Action Research Project (ESLARP)
  • eBlack Illinois
  • Illinois Library Association

United States and beyond

  • The Journal of Community Informatics
  • Dubuque Area library Information Consortium [Dubuque, Iowa]
  • Midwest Archives Conference
  • Society of American Archivists
  • American Library Association
  • iConference, Poster Review Committee
  • Personal Digital Archiving Program Committee
  • Community Informatics Corps, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
  • Indiana University / Purdue University at Indianapolis