Sam Ehlinger (they/she)

Journalism, Communications and Libraries

Nearly a decade of experience in communications and journalism and so many more years loving books, TV and all nerdy things! I have a Master's in Library and Information Science.

Current: I'm a Library Associate at Champaign Public Library in Adult Services. I am also a writer and page designer for The Lavender Newsletter. I'm forever a freelance journalist. 

Former: The Urbana Free Library, Grainger Engineering Library, Communications Manager at a NATO Agency, San Antonio Express-News, FedScoop, McClatchyDC (intern), Houston Chronicle (intern).

Domino's recipe for good enterprise cybersecurity

A good team and a proactive mindset are key for companies that want to respond in the event of a cybersecurity incident, says John Gift, director of information security at Domino’s Pizza. Gift would know. Tasked with helping Target Corp. respond in the wake of its well-known data breach in 2013, Gift has used the lessons he’s learned from that high-profile incident to shape the way Domino’s deals with its security challenges.

The little bots that could

Autonomous weapons and self-driving cars might get all the press, but behind the scenes a quiet pivot to using simple software bots to automate is also taking root in government agencies. Experts say process robotics — a type of system and software automation, very different from traditional mechanical robotics — could revolutionize government agency work by freeing up federal staff to work on mission-based work instead of rote tasks.