Certificate of Specialization: Internet Programming
College of San Mateo, San Mateo, CA. Fall 2018
Masters in Library and Information Sciences Program (MLIS)
San Jose State University, San Jose, CA. Spring 2016. Emphasis: Academic Librarianship and Web Technology
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art (BFA)
Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont, CA. May 2009

Relevant Experiences:

User Experience Web Developer: Oct 2016 – Present

Skills & Tools: WordPress theme/plugin development, jQuery plugin development, HTML5 JavaScript, PHP, Composer, NPM, CSS3, Gulp, SASS, Composer, Guzzle, Foundation 6, Github, API Programming (Instagram, SpringShare LibApps, OCLC, WorldShare Discovery), Fourwinds Interactive
  • Utilizes web accessibility and modern web development practices to maintain and develop features for the library website (
  • Develop WordPress Plugin that ingests a variety of API sources for Fourwinds digital signage, enabling the CCL to dynamically disseminate and share events, room reservations, and social media content with our community.
  • Develop pre-scoping OCLC WorldShare search box plugin for generating customizable search boxes for LibGuides, enabling librarians to embed subject specific search boxes in their course guides.
  • Conduct User Experience baseline testing for CCL redesign, demonstrating a task-oriented, and user centered approach to academic web development.
  • Demonstrate ability to collaborate in web development by working closely with partner developers for library redesign. Collaborated in all web development processes including design exploration, information architecture development, content auditing, web development, and content migration.

Public Services Librarian/Web Communications: Feb 2013 – Oct 2016

Skills & Tools: Joomla, CodeIgniter, Guzzle, Bootstrap 3, Font Awesome, API Programming (Google Calendar, Google Books, Amazon Advertising), Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop
Public Service and Web Development Duties:

  • Designed and coded the library’s first subject guide platform using SubjectsPlus content management system.
  • Promoted library services by developing “New Titles” splash page and email blast by building an application that utilizes WMS Analytics module, Google Books API, Amazon Advertising API, and OCLC Discovery API.
  • Kept patrons up-to-date with important library information by developing a “Library Hours Widget” to display library hours through the use of Google Calendar API and Google PHP OAuth Client Library.
Coordinator of Web Communications Duties:

  • Increased average monthly web traffic to Gellert Memorial Library website ( by 18% from Feb 2014 to Oct 2016 while overseeing content, design, and UX application.
  • Addressed WCAG guidelines for each design project by including language definitions, clear heading color contrast, large font-size and ample line-height, and Alt text descriptions for images.
  • Fully optimized mobile responsive functionality for STPSU website while upgrading Joomla! 3.4 CMS.
  • Improved institutional credibility by creating and managing branding style guide for all web and print publications.
  • Created all institutional publications for STPSU web and print design, including: invitations, programs, worship aids, flyers, ads, letterheads, and the semi-annual magazine (The Patrician).
Reference and Instruction Duties:

  • Taught in depth course-specific graduate level research skills in subject areas of Philosophy and Theology in compliance with ACRL’s core competencies for information literacy.
  • Provided reference research support to STPSU seminarians, Fuller Theological Seminary students, ordained alumni, local community members, and faculty pursuing original research.

Professional Service & Presentations

Professional Service:
American Theological Library Association (ATLA, Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Member, 2014 – August 2016
  • Ortiz, Gabriel. The Development of a customizable pre-scoped library searchbox for libGuides. SCELCpolooza: Los Angeles, CA. March 8, 2018
  • Ortiz, Gabriel & Dave Bolinger. Using SpringShare as the canonical data source for library outreach communications. SCELCpolooza: Los Angeles, CA. March 8, 2018
  • Ortiz, Gabriel & Beth Namei. User Experience with WorldCat Discovery. West Coast OCLC Conference: Claremont, CA. May 19, 2017
  • Ortiz, Gabriel & Kriegh, David. Evaluating and Implementing Open-Source ResearchGuides Powered by SubjectsPlus. American Theological Library Association 2016 Conference: Long Beach, CA. June 16, 2016.
  • Ortiz, Gabriel & Baek, Bonggun & Murrian, Shanee’ Yvette & Weiss, Nicholas. Are you welcomed?: A conversation toward building a diverse and inclusive community in ATLA. American Theological Library Association 2016 Conference: Long Beach, CA. June 16, 2016.
  • Ortiz, Gabriel & Custer, Wesley & Horner, Thad. Open Source Technologies- Siren Call or Silver Bullet: American Theological Library Association 2016 Conference: Long Beach, CA. June 18, 2016.
  • Ortiz, Gabriel & Garnar, Martin. Keep Your Eyes on the Prize: The Continuing Work of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. American Theological Library Association 2015 Conference: Denver, CO. June 17, 2015.