About Me

Casual head-and-shoulders photograph of D'Arcy

I am the Instructional Design Librarian at the Consortium Library (University of Alaska Anchorage). I earned my MLIS (Master of Library and Information Studies) from University of Alabama in 2011. My passion for teaching and education led me to University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Master of Education Online Innovation and Design (M.Ed. ONID) program (graduating May 2018). I enjoy bringing my knowledge of teaching and learning to my colleagues and my own work.

In addition to learning new things, I enjoy spending time with my son, partner, and our dogs, gardening, riding motorcycles, camping, fishing, and traveling (especially to warm locales!).

Purpose and Content

I’ve created this blog and website to serve as a central academic and professional home for myself on the web. I use it to keep track of my own activities and thoughts, while also allowing others to see what I’ve been working on. Over time, you are likely find posts here that relate to:

  • Academic librarianship
  • Higher education
  • Open educational resources (OER)
  • eLearning
  • Instructional design
  • Technology in education
  • Teaching

4 Replies to “About Me”

  1. Hey D’Arcy, I found you via #HumanMOOC. I’m in LIS as well *waves*. I used to be a teacher-librarians and academic librarian, but these days I’m a lecturer in the Master of Education (teacher-librarianship) at Queensland University of Technology. Looking forward to sharing your learning journey!
    Mandy 🙂

  2. Hello Ms. Hutchings,
    My name is Misty Janusik and I am a trainer for the State Library of Ohio/SEO Library Consortium. I found your SirsiDynix Workflows training videos on YouTube. I was wondering if you had additional training videos on another YouTube channel or other video platform.

    We also have a channel. https://www.youtube.com/user/SEOLibrary
    Many of our videos are recorded WebEx videos or original Camtasia creations. I was also curious as to which video editing software you use.

    Thank you,
    Misty Janusik

    • Hello! Thank you for contacting me. At this time, I don’t have other similar training videos. My current position has me going a different direction at the moment. I primarily use Camtasia for my videos. I’m not sure if it will be relevant for your use, but I recently started using the Guide on the Side tool for many of our tutorials. It’s free to use and developed by University of Arizona Libraries.

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