ASB student teams

Many UMSI students have joined teams on our Crowdrise site to see who can raise the most money in support of Alternative Spring Break. You can help them by contributing to a team. A variety of prizes will be awarded to donors and to top fundraisers throughout the campaign. The prizes change every week, so check back often!

To donate online now through March 9, visit Crowdrise.com or choose any of the specific teams below, if you wish.

Here are our Crowdrise team captains and descriptions of what their team members will be doing during ASB.

Phillip Tularak, Team: Advocacy

  • First-year MSI student
  • Specialization: Human-Computer Interaction/Information Analysis and Retrieval
  • Personal ASB service project: Website usability study at the Center for Responsive Politics, Washington, D.C.
Phillip Tularak

Phillip Tularak

The advocacy team is all about passion, and we hope you are, too! So no matter what you’re an advocate for, donate for the Advocacy Team and help the School of Information make the world a better place! If our team wins the iPad for raising the most money in support of ASB, we plan to donate the iPad to the School of Information for student use.

Projects our team will be tackling during spring break include technology accessibility for the disabled in higher education, website evaluation for the Inter-American Development Bank, and the LawHelp interactive website.

Advocacy team members will serve at:

  • The Center for Responsive Politics (Washington)
  • EDUCAUSE (Washington)
  • Inter-American Development Bank (Washington)
  • Lutheran Special Education Ministries
  • New America Foundation
  • Pro Bono Net (New York)

Jodee Jernigan, Team: Arts

  • First-year MSI student
  • Specialization: Social Computing
  • Personal ASB service project: Social media analysis of Smithsonian record label at the Smithsonian Folkways, Washington, D.C.
Jodee Jernigan

Jodee Jernigan

We are a group of School of Information students who are donating our spring break to work at various non-profit organizations dedicated to advancing the arts. The arts are important because they enrich our lives; not only do the arts entertain us and provide enjoyment, but they also ask questions and cause us to reflect upon our own lives. This spring break, weíll be giving back to these organizations who serve to promote the arts and enrich our culture.

The Arts team will serve at:

  • The Future of Music Coalition
  • The New York Public Library (New York)
  • Poet House (New York)
  • Smithsonian Institute Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (Washington)
  • and many more sites

Elizabeth Garrett, Team: Community Outreach and Engagement

  • First-year MSI student
  • Specialization: Information Policy
  • ASB service project: Helping to integrate new records management research into employee education, using tools such as podcasts, at the Federal Trade Commission, Washington, D.C.
Elizabeth Garrett

Elizabeth Garrett

Helping organizations to better serve their communities is the goal of the Community Outreach and Engagement team. Members of this team will volunteer in a variety of organizations in Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C.

Our projects range from website design for Chicago’s Brookfield Zoo to the development of smart phone app content for NYC Department of Environmental Protection. Whether a member of our team is doing research for the National Archives or working reference at the Georgetown University Law Library, you can be sure that they will be serving the public through their work.

The Community Outreach team will serve at:

  • The Adler Planetarium (Chicago)
  • Brookfield Zoo (Chicago)
  • Office of Tourism Greenmap System
  • The Heidelberg Project (Detroit)
  • Department of Environmental Protection (New York)
  • and many more sites

Leigh Stutler, Team: Cultural Awareness/Global Engagement

  • First-year MSI student
  • Specialization: Library and Information Science and Preservation of Information
  • Personal ASB service project: Preservation survey of Jewish prayer books at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Leigh Stutler

Leigh Stutler

Projects undertaken by ASB students will further the digitization and preservation of cultural artifacts, develop websites for cultural institutions and create finding aids for cultural collections, among other work.

By helping fund these service projects, you will be contributing to a global conversation about the importance of preserving and sharing information.

The Cultural Awareness/Global Engagement team will serve at:

  • The Library of Congress (Washington)
  • Arab-American National Museum (Detroit)
  • Museum of Chinese in America (Washington)
  • Columbia University (New York)
  • Seven German Universities of Applied Sciences
  • And many more places

Jin Moon, Team: Historical Preservation

  • First-year MSI student
  • Specializations: Archives and Records Management and Preservation of Information
  • Personal ASB service project: Assisting with cataloging and housing collections at the Paley Center for Media, New York.
Jin Moon

Jin Moon

History can tell us a lot about our past, present, and future. We study the history on every available subject to learn about them. However, with time, much of our valuable history is being threatened and damaged. Organizations with historical artifacts need help with preserving their cultural heritage. The Historical Preservation team wishes to support these organizations and preserve their history for the current generation as well as the future generations to come.

The Historical Preservation team will serve at:

  • Paley Center for Media (New York)
  • Folger Shakespeare Library
  • The Guggenheim Museum (New York)
  • U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the Historian (Washington)
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives (Washington)
  • Women and Leadership Archives, Loyola University (Washington)
  • and many more sites

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