Christine McClure

Librarian. Developer. Photographer. Geek.



Digital Services Librarian

Illinois Institute of Technology

Web Design/Development

  • Creating new digital content for the library: including web-based tutorials, digitally reformatted collections, subject specific pathfinders, and other digital library services.
  • Developing dynamic, evolving, user-centered content and services for all IIT Library web sites.
  • Introducing best practices for web development such as version control, usability studies and process documentation.
  • Designed and developed the library's first mobile website (summer 2011).

Application Administration

  • Recommending digital services and program content through recommendations, literature review, and statistical reports.
  • Implementing and maintaining applications such as open-URL linkages and federated search software.

Reference Assistance / Instruction

  • Providing assistance for all method of inquiries while staffing the reference desk, including short instruction sessions.
  • Developing instruction sessions on citation management, advanced search techniques and other digital skills using active learning techniques.

Reference Librarian

Illinois Institute of Technology

Subject Liaison / Instruction

  • Supported research at Stuart School of Business and the Institute of Design as subject liaison, including instruction sessions and research guides.

Reference Assistance

  • Provided assistance for all method of inquiries while staffing the reference desk, including short instruction sessions.

Collection Development

  • Researched and purchased items for monograph resources for business and design subject areas.Also made recommendations for serial purchases in these areas.
  • Relocated and weeded items to maintain library collection for business and design areas.

Implementation Librarian

Ex Libris Group

Project Management

  • Coordinated software installations and upgrades for the Primo discovery and delivery application.
  • Communicated issues and requests to the members of the Primo team for resolution and possible inclusion in future product releases.
  • Configured environment and and provided first-line support during the implementation cycle.

Data Analysis

  • Customized data map configurations to correct and enhance imported data.
  • Provided analysis of future software needs and current defects to address.


  • Developed customized web-based and face-to-face instructional programs using active learning techniques.
  • Reviewed end user documentation for clarity and accuracy.

Quality Assurance Analyst

Endeavor Information Systems

Software Testing

  • System tested Voyager ILS and Meridian/ENCompass digital content management products.
  • Maintained test environments, including creating test data.

Field Testing

  • Organized customer test sites and testing process.
  • Provided customer support and acted as liaison between customers and development staff.

Test Automation/Training

  • Improved test automation methods, refactored code into functional libraries and cross-trained team members in programming methodologies.
  • Performed tool analysis comparisons for future performance testing goals.

Senior Technical Consultant

11th Hour, Inc.

Software Testing

  • Developed structured testing environments and managed people and processes involved.
  • Designed and conducted performance tests to discover application latencies before release.

Technical Writing

  • Created in-house user manuals and training documents.


  • Conducted standard training classes as well developed customized classes.
  • Co-wrote and presented a conference paper for an audience of 100+ attendees.
  • Supervised teams of 5-10 people, directing activities and outlining work.

Website Design

  • Designed, developed and maintained two company websites.

Graphic Design

  • Designed marketing materials such as logos, business cards and brochures.

Technical Skills

Library Systems

  • Primo Discovery + Delivery, Voyager ILS, Meridian ERM, SFX, MetaLib federated search, ContentDM, ENCompass digital repository

Programming Languages

  • HTML, PHP, JavaScript/jQuery, Ruby on Rails, MySQL, Perl


  • Microsoft Office (including macro and VBA programming)

Graphic Design

  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)

Operating Systems

  • Windows 7/XP/NT, UNIX, Linux, Mac OSX



  • Master Certificate in Web Design & Application Development
  • Master of Library and Information Science, Dominican University, River Forest, IL.
    • Beta Phi Mu honor society member
  • Bachelor of Science, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI


  • American Library Association
  • Library Information and Technology Association
  • Reference and User Services Association
  • code4lib (2013 conference organizer)