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Patrick Flanigan

Patrick Flanigan (he/him/his)

DHC Programs & Operations Specialist

Office: Library Addition 61V
University Library,
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive,
San Diego, CA 92182-8050

Patrick Flanigan is the Digital Humanities Center Programs & Operations Specialist. He supports the DH Initiative’s research, scholarly and creative activities in the Digital Humanities Center. This involves leading the production of digital literacy and tool-based (asynchronous) tutorials and other online learning materials, including creating new tutorials and overseeing student assistants’ production of peer-to-peer tool tutorials; tutorial topics might focus on (but are not limited to): Adobe Creative Cloud, lightweight data visualization platforms, VR/AR, podcasting, digital storytelling and electronic-literature platforms, mobile applications, and text analysis tools. His long career as a cataloging librarian had him focus is on improving the discovery of library resources and collections. Patrick is an alumnus of San Diego State University. He has spent the last 30 years combining his passion for music with his enjoyment of working in libraries. As a student working at the San Diego State University Library he was in many bands and frequently recorded his musical efforts both in professional and home studios. After graduation from SDSU he worked as a cataloger at National University by day and pursued his music career by night, eventually leaving the library world to work in the booming internet industry. Years later with the emergence of digital resources and technology, he received a Masters Degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Missouri with a focus on digital resources. He continues to record music today for his project Punk Rock Drum Machine, using an 8 track digital recorder with analog controls and mastering the WAV files using Audacity. He currently utilizes his music recording experience to teach microphone and recording best practices for podcast efforts within the digital humanities. He is a supporter of Arsenal Football Club.

Professional History
  • Digital Humanities Center Programs & Operations Specialist, 2022—Present
    Digital Humanities Center , San Diego State University
  • Lead Cataloging Specialist, 2016—2022
    Library , San Diego State University
  • Information and Technical Services Librarian, 2011—2016
    Library , Gemological Institute of America
  • I-Net Admin Specialist, 2006—2010
    Information Technology, University of Missouri-St Louis
  • Master of Arts, Information Science and Learning Technology, University of Missouri, 2010
  • Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences, Psychology, San Diego State University, 1991
Select Professional Activities
  • Patrick Flanigan (2021). Using Basecamp Project Management Software to Improve Communication and Efficiency, Telling the Technical Services Story [BOOK CHAPTER]
  • Patrick Flanigan (2019). Nailing the Landing: Shelf Readers Working as a Team, ALA [CONFERENCE POSTER]
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