Christian Sheehy

Who I AM

I am an academic librarian in Cincinnati. When not teaching, tinkering with tech, or managing an institutional repository, I am most often seen scribbling my thoughts with a fountain pen while sipping gunpowder green tea.

Library Service

I have nearly 10 years of library management experience in both public and academic libraries.

XAVIER UNIVERSITY 

Digital Initiatives Librarian
2015-Present
  • Responsible for creating and managing a new makerspace, maintaining the university's institutional repository, digital humanities initiatives across disciplines, and information literacy instruction. 
  • Liaison to all science departments.

LANE LIBRARIES

Technology Center Manager
2013-2015
  • Designed and managed the Technology Center, a state of the art branch in historic Hamilton, Ohio.
  • Implemented the first public library 3D printing program in the region (6 months before any other).
  • Cultivated relationships with a wide variety of community organizations thus increasing the quality and audience of technology-focused library resources among patrons of all ages and comfort levels.

PUBLIC LIBRARY OF CINCINNATI 

TechCenter Manager
2009-2012
  • Managed the TechCenter which fulfills 250,000 patron computer reservations a year in one of the busiest libraries in the country. 
  • Quadrupled the number of computer classes and workshops offered during the first year of my tenure (to over 20 a month) thus providing training for 1,350 patrons a year.
  • Contributed to the technical training of staff system-wide.

Experience in Years

Librarian
Teacher
Manager
Maker

Some of my hobbies

Gaming

Interactive fiction, roguelikes, FPSs.

music

This one goes to 11.

Hiking

Bottle of water and miles of trail.

Reading

I'm a librarian. Comes with the territory. Both print and electronic.

Connect with me

Christian Sheehy, MLIS
me@christiansheehy.com