Ken Kurlychek

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Ken Kurlychek
2732 Plateau Dr.
Riva, MD 21140
410-991-5685
Ken.Kurlychek@gmail.com

 

Professional
Experience

 

Freelance Web Site Developer - 2000 to present
Founded business in response to requests for my services outside of Gallaudet University. Provide site development, hosting, and maintenance, domain name registration, graphics production, and other services as required by clients.

Webmaster - December, 1996 to February, 2007
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
Gallaudet University
Assisted Clerc Center personnel and constituents in all aspects of using electronic information technology to improve the academic achievement levels of students who are deaf and hard of hearing. Designed and published information on the World Wide Web. Worked with other campus units to improve Gallaudet's Web presence.

Project Coordinator, Software to Go - February, 1985 to June 1998
Pre-College National Mission Programs
Gallaudet University
Managed international clearinghouse and lending library of educational software for educators of deaf and hard of hearing students. Responsibilities included selection, acquisition and evaluation of products; promotion to software publishers and educational programs; telephone reference, writing and production of all related print and electronic publications; software training and troubleshooting; database searching; library circulation software maintenance

Materials Evaluator - October 1975 to June 1996
Model Secondary School for the Deaf
Gallaudet University
Selected and evaluated print and non-print media for the library of the Model Secondary School for the Deaf. Responsibilities included database searching; integrated electronic mail and bulletin board systems into library routine; researched and established computerized circulation system; designed and organized on-line curriculum library; provided product reviews for national publication aimed at educators; library skills instructor.

Freelance Information Broker - March 1980 to August 1987
Launched, marketed, and managed document delivery service for librarians and information specialists outside the Washington, DC area. Clients included the Universities of Kansas, Michigan, Oklahoma, and Colorado as well as information brokers across the US.

Contractor - March 1986 to November 1986
RJO Enterprises
Lanham, MD
Established reference library for hi-tech electronics firm, conducted staff needs assessment, developed database, cataloged resources, indexing, thesaurus construction and staffing proposal.

Columnist - March 1983 to September 1985
Capital-Gazette Newspapers, Inc.
Annapolis, MD
Wrote boating column for the Entertainment section of Annapolis newspaper.

 

Education

 

University of Maryland - College of Library and Information Sciences
College Park, MD
MLS

Glassboro State College (now known as Rowan College)
Glassboro, NJ
BA

 

Formal
Software
Training

 

Dreamweaver and XML, two-day course
Ingenuix Content Management System, week-long course
Unison,
two-day workshop on Follett Software's circulation and online catalog software for libraries
Foxpro, five-day course on Microsoft's relational database software and programming language

 

Additional Training and Knowledge Updates

 
Presenting Data and Information, one-day course taught by Edward Tufte
48 Ways to Market on the Internet, one-day seminar
HTML coding, two-day workshop
PsychInfo Database, one-day workshop on online searching techniques
Desktop Design: Fundamentals of Design for Desktop Publishing, one-day seminar
Presentation Skills, two-day workshop, Montgomery Community College through Gallaudet University's office of Training and Development, June 1990
Microcomputers in Libraries, three-day workshop, Milwaukee, WI
Meeting the Needs of Deaf Adolescents, graduate course, Gallaudet University
Computers in Libraries, one-day workshop, George Washington University
Dialog Information Retrieval Services, various one-day workshops about online searching techniques
Education and Psychology of the Hearing Impaired, graduate course, Gallaudet University
 

Writing,
Publishing,
and Presentations

 

What's Worthwhile on the Web, Cal-Ed/IMPACT, Riverside, CA
Software to Go, Captioned Media Workshop, Great Falls, MT
Software to Go, Technology in Deaf Education, West Hartford, CT
"Accessible Software is Hard to Find" published in The NAD Broadcaster, vol. 22, No. 3 March 2000.
Wrote software reviews for Learning and Leading in Technology, V24 #2, Published by the International Society for Technology in Education, Eugene, OR.
Wrote occasional software reviews for Information Today, published by Information Today, Inc. subsidiary of Learned Information, Medford, NJ.
Wrote regular reviews of educational materials for Perspectives, published by Pre-College National Mission Programs, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC.
Compiled, edited, and published four editions of the Software to Go Catalog; wrote and published the Software to Go newsletter nine times a year from 1989 to 1995; compiled, edited and published the Software to Go Top Titles list two times a year from 1989 to 1995.