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Andre Morrison

Web Application Developer Senior
University Staff, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1006
Biography

Please join me in welcoming Andre Morrison, the new Web Application Developer, Sr., for ASU Library.  Andre will be part of the Discovery Services team and will be based at the Polytechnic campus.

He is currently working on Bj Bud Memorial Archives.  In 2017, ASU Library was awarded a $450,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for "Engaging, Educating, and Empowering: Developing Community-Driven Archival Collections", a three-year project designed to reclaim and preserve the history of marginalized communities for future generations. Under the leadership of Nancy Godoy, Lorrie McAllister, and Alana Varner, the project will implement Archives and Preservation Workshops and Scanning and Oral History Days in order to give voice to Latinos, African Americans, Asian Americans, and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community. ASU Library is also digitizing and making existing collections, from the Chicano/a Research Collection and Greater Arizona Collection, accessible online.

Andre comes to us from Eastern Kentucky University Libraries, as a developer using the Drupal Content Management System, Omeka and other PHP frameworks.  Working with users and librarians to design, create, enhance and maintain web content is a core strength of Andre’s.  He customized, designed, developed and implemented the library’s websites and web applications.  Integrated best web practices, web accessibility guidelines, responsive design and emerging technologies. Rehabilitated the library’s usability efforts to continuously evaluate and improve the online user experience.

Spearheaded efforts to bring EKU Library in compliance with web accessible standards.  He brings the same passion to ASU Library and has already started efforts to improve accessibility by fixing Level A\AA errors, SEO with proper metatags, and the mobile responsiveness of library applications on various screens.

Executed custom development of EKU's Oral History website using Omeka PHP Framework.  Revamped legacy Archon PHP Framework website.  Unified library LibGuides and LibAnswers web application with university branding.  Used his expertise in PHP, JavaScript, CSS, HTML to enhance website and quality-controlled website optimization for Drupal Content Management System.

He also worked on Grand Canyon Centennial Project for ASU.  This project marked 100 years of American history, the Grand Canyon Centennial Project – also known as “100 Years of Grand” – which is both a celebration and exploration of one of America’s most fascinating national parks.

He currently serves on the following committees;

  • ASU Web Community Standards
  • Accessibility Committee
  • ASU Library Technology Services: DevOps
  • Library Web Standards
  • Web/Marketing Group
  • Workforce Development

He is also a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Air Force Veteran and completed the Pat Tillman Proving Grounds Training.

Education

M.S. Information Technology w/conc in Web Design (Southern New Hampshire University), Honors: magna cum laude (GPA: 3.7/4.0); B.S., Computer Science (Eastern Kentucky University)

Honors / Awards

National Society of Leadership and Success

Professional Associations

Association for Computing Machinery