Hello! I'm Emily Mitchell, and I'm the Webmaster Librarian at SUNY Oswego's Penfield Library.

I like to solve problems and learn cool new things. This website is a place where I'm constantly doing both, so please pardon my virtual dust. It's a work in progress!

Here's a link to my CV, in case you're interested: CV (pdf). You can get in touch with me at emily [at] emilyrmitchell.info.

You can also check out some of the cool problems I've solved and things I've learned by exploring the other tabs on this page, or follow me on Twitter.

FLITE Locator

With team of one other librarian and four students, designed and wrote a mobile app to map the location of user selected/input books, journals, people, rooms, events, display cases, etc. in FLITE Library.

(iOS and Android. Not yet released.)

PILOT / Learning Lite


Worked as part of the Marick Learning Services team to create a simple learning management system facilitating easy and flexible online course creation. Adapted that system for use with FLITE Library's Project Information Literacy Online Tutorial (PILOT).

Co-authored an article about PILOT's history and goals:
Anderson, S.A. & Mitchell, E.R. (2012). Life after TILT: Building an interactive information literacy tutorial. Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 6(3-4). 147-158. doi: 10.1080/1533290X.2012.705106 (Pre-pub edition available in the Ferris Institutional Repository)

FLITE Room Reservations System

Worked with another librarian to create a room calendar, public room request form, and administrative functions (which require login).



Worked with another librarian to create a simple, web-based electronic resource management system based on UW-La Crosse's ERMes.


Flip - Game Assess: Taste Test for Success
Denver, CO

Whip Your Website (Culture) Into Shape (lightning round)
Eastern New York ACRL
Binghamton, NY

Content Strategy: The care and feeding of library websites
SUNY Librarians Association
Purchase, NY


Hack the Library
Northern New York Library Network Fall Conference
Canton, NY

Website Usability Without Bogging Down
SUNY Librarians Association
Albany, NY

Tools & Idea Blitz: Steal for Your Website!
Computers in Libraries
Washington, D.C.


MakerBridge: A New Community Portal for Makerspaces (poster)
Library and Information Technology Association Forum
Louisville, KY

Steal This Tutorial & Start Assessing
Michigan Library Association Academic Libraries Conference
Traverse City, MI

Steal This Tutorial!
Library Technology Conference
St. Paul, MN


Life After TILT: Building an interactive information literacy tutorial
Distance Library Services Conference
Memphis, TN


Are Your Students Information Literate? A Digital Tool to Help
Lilly Conference on College & University Teaching (pdf conference proceedings)
Traverse City, MI

Useful Online Tools
Technology and the Personal Assistant
Big Rapids, MI

Creating 21st-Century Information-Literacy Programs
Computers In Libraries
Washington, D.C.


Electronic Resource Manager (ERM): An Open Source Alternative
Computers in Libraries
Washington, D.C.


Web 2.0 and Social Media
Career Pathways Teacher Academy
Grand Rapids, MI

Student Outreach Via Library Promotions (poster)
Michigan Library Association
Lansing, MI

Tutorials, guides, etc.

Class projects

About me

  • I spent two summers doing bioinformatics research.
  • Shortly after I started work at Ferris, I got interviewed for a professor's sabbatical project.

    Social Networking Tools from Connie Morcom on Vimeo.

  • I like to crochet, and I'm starting to create my own patterns in addition to using everyone else's.
  • I helped found MakerBridge, an online space for people interested in the maker movement and especially how it ties into education and libraries.