Capstone ePortfolio: Joanna Russell Bliss 

The ePortfolio of Joanna Russell Bliss

I am an accomplished project manager with more than 15 years of experience in digital and print marketing. I also have bachelor's and master's degrees in English, as well as a B.S.Ed. in secondary education.


I enrolled in the Master's of Library Science program at the University of North Texas in August 2019, and I expect to graduate in May 2021. I want to work in an academic library, possibly in user experience or digital humanities. 



Joanna Russell Bliss, librarian in training


I began working at SMU as a Research and User Experience Intern in August 2019; I work the reference desk and do special projects at Fondren Library. I also continue to work as a freelance website manager with two clients in California, as I have done since 2008. You can see more examples of my prior work experience on my LinkedIn profile, or at my professional website. If you want to get a sample of my interests, you can also follow me on Twitter.


This portfolio gives a brief look at some of the projects and assignments I've done at both UNT and SMU. I have only completed one semester at both universities, but I have already become involved with the continuing education committee at SMU (the LEAD group), and I will be part of a team presenting a digital humanities conference at SMU in August 2020. To learn more about what I have already learned and accomplished, as well as what I hope to achieve as a librarian, please contact me at joanna.russell.bliss@gmail.com.

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