Alexis Smith Macklin

ALEXIS SMITH MACKLIN Director, Detre Library and Archives Senator John Heinz History Center Alexis Smith Macklin is the Director of the Detre Library & Archives at the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh.  She has a PhD in Educational Technology from Purdue University, where she was an Associate Professor in the University Libraries.  Her research focus […]

Amy Rudersdorf

AMY RUDERSDORF Assistant Director for Content Digital Public Library of America Amy Rudersdorf is the assistant director for content at the Digital Public Library of America. Previously, she directed the Digital Information Management Program at the State Library of North Carolina, where she developed and managed digital preservation and digitization activities. She has worked with […]

Angela Brade

ANGELA BRADE Chief Operating Officer for Support Services Howard County Library System Angela Brade has been the Chief Operating Officer for Support Services of Howard County Library System since September 2010. She is responsible for HCLS’ capital projects, support services, materials management, information technology (IT) and special projects. In addition, Brade is responsible for the […]

Angela Hanshaw

ANGELA HANSHAW Program Officer/Web Editor American Library Association, Public Programs Office Angela Hanshaw is Web Editor at the American Library Association’s Public Programs Office, which promotes cultural and community programming as an essential part of library service. She is responsible for the design, development, and content of ProgrammingLibrarian.org, an IMLS-funded website that serves as an […]

AnnMarie Thomas

ANNMARIE THOMAS Executive Director Maker Education Initiative AnnMarie Thomas is the Executive Director of the Maker Education Initiative. Previously, AnnMarie was a professor in the Engineering and Engineering Education programs at the University of St. Thomas, where she co-founded the Center for Pre-Collegiate Engineering Education, and a faculty member at Art Center College of Design. […]

Audrey Watters

Audrey Watters Freelance Writer Hack Education Audrey Watters is a writer who’s worked in the education field for the past 15 years: as a graduate student, college instructor, and program manager for an ed-tech non-profit. Although two chapters into her Comparative Literature dissertation, Audrey decided to abandon academia, and she now happily fulfills the one […]

Brian Morgan

BRIAN MORGAN GIS Manager UC Davis Arboretum Brian Morgan has worked as the GIS Manger for the UC Davis Arboretum where he and his colleagues mapped their 35,000 specimen living plant collection, designed the ArcGIS Public Garden Data Model, developed the Collection Researcher web map application, and created the GIS Training for Museum Professionals program. He now serves as […]

Camille Salas

CAMILLE SALAS Intern, Office of Strategic Initiatives Library of Congress An MLS student at the University of Maryland’s iSchool focusing on Information and Diverse Populations, Camille Salas will graduate in May 2013. She is originally from El Paso, Texas, and has lived and worked in the Washington, D.C. area for the past twelve years. Camille […]

Cecilia Garibay

CECILIA GARIBAY Principal Garibay Group Cecilia Garibay is principal of Garibay Group, where she leads audience research and evaluation of informal learning exhibitions and programs.  She has consulted with a wide range of free-choice learning organizations across the nation. Technology-specific projects have included the NSF-funded Digital River Basin museum exhibit consortium (St. Louis Science Center, […]

Cheryl McCallum

CHERYL MCCALLUM Director of Education Children’s Museum of Houston Cheryl McCallum, Ed.D., is director of education at the Children’s Museum of Houston, where she has developed and managed educational exhibits and programs for the past 19 years. In 2009, she led the development process for seven new exhibits that opened in a 25,000 square foot […]

Christina DePaolo

CHRISTINA DePAOLO Director of Digital Media Balboa Park Online Collaborative Christina DePaolo is Director of Digital Media at the Balboa Park Online Collaborative (BPOC) where she is heading up the Balboa Park Commons, a large-scale project to put the digital collections of the park museums in one online library. At BPOC she works on strategic digital […]

Clarissa Ceglio

CLARISSA CEGLIO Research Associate Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University Clarissa Ceglio is a Research Associate at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. Currently, she serves as managing editor for ConnecticutHistory.org, a new WordPress-based state encyclopedia project undertaken in collaboration with Connecticut Humanities. […]

Dana Allen-Greil

DANA ALLEN-GREIL Educational Technologist National Gallery of Art Dana Allen-Greil leads digital strategy for education at the National Gallery of Art. For more than 12 years, she has specialized in leveraging technology to help nonprofit organizations engage their constituents, demonstrate their value, and stay relevant in an ever-evolving communications environment. Dana was previously an account […]

Dana Allen-Greil

DANA ALLEN-GREIL Educational Technologist National Gallery of Art Dana Allen-Greil leads digital strategy for education at the National Gallery of Art. For more than 12 years, she has specialized in leveraging technology to help nonprofit organizations engage their constituents, demonstrate their value, and stay relevant in an ever-evolving communications environment. Dana was previously an account […]

David Kanter

DAVID E. KANTER, Ph.D. Director of SciPlay New York Hall of Science David E. Kanter, Ph.D., joined the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) in September of 2010 as the inaugural Director of the Sara Lee Schupf Family Center for Play, Science, and Technology Learning (SciPlay). SciPlay is an applied research center within the hands-on […]

David Riordan

DAVID RIORDAN Product Manager NYPL Labs Dave Riordan is the Product Manager of NYPL Labs, a digital skunkworks unit embedded within The New York Public Library which prototypes and develops new research experiences within the humanities built atop The Library’s collections. Prior to joining The Library, Dave ran a new media consultancy, helped launch one […]

David Wells

DAVID WELLS Manager of Creative Making & Learning New York Hall of Science David Wells, Manager of Creative Making & Learning, is responsible for all programming and activities in NYSCI’s Maker Space.  He oversees the design and implementation of maker related programs which engage families, students and visitors of all ages, as well as maker education […]

Dylan Kinnett

DYLAN KINNETT Manager of Web and Social Media Initiatives The Walters Art Museum Dylan Kinnett is the manager of web and social media initiatives at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland. He is the webmaster of the Walters website, and the administrator of the museum’s presence on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and […]

Effie Kapsalis

EFFIE KAPSALIS Head of Web, New Media & Outreach Smithsonian Institution Archives As Head of Web, New Media & Outreach at the Smithsonian Institution Archives, Effie Kapsalis uses technology to provide the public meaningful experiences with the Smithsonian’s vast archives which are a vital part of American history, scientific exploration, and international cultural understanding. To […]

Emily Gore

EMILY GORE Director for Content Digital Public Library of America Gore is the Director for Content of the Digital Public Library of America. In this role, Emily oversees the Digital Hubs Pilot Project and coordinates content workflows for DPLA. Gore came to the DPLA after working for 12 years in digital library and technology development in academic […]

Homa Naficy

HOMA NAFICY Multicultural Services Director Hartford Public Library  A native of Iran, educated in England and France, and now an American citizen, Homa Naficy, moved to the United States in 1986. She began her library career as a Reference Librarian at Newark Public Library after having earned an MLS from Rutgers University. After a few years she […]

Janella Watson

JANELLA WATSON Director of Early Childhood Education New York Hall of Science Janella Watson joined the New York Hall of Science as Director of Early Childhood Education in November of 2011. She works to nurture curiosity, creativity and experimentation in young children by developing new STEM-rich programs and exhibit experiences that reflect NYSCI’s Design-Make-Play philosophy. […]

Jason Yoon

JASON YOON Director of Education Queens Museum of Art Jason Yoon is the Director of Education at the Queens Museum of Art where he oversees all of the museum’s education programs which include teen, after-school, school, family, teacher, access, senior programs and more. The Queens Museum is dedicated to presenting the highest quality visual arts […]

Jenn Gustetic

JENN GUSTETIC Prizes and Challenges Program Executive NASA Ms. Gustetic’s experience has focused on the public sector with concentrations on prizes and challenges, open government, innovation, public private partnerships, grants management, and technology policy. Currently, Ms. Gustetic is the Prizes and Challenges Program Executive in the Office of the Chief Technologist at NASA Headquarters in […]

Jennifer Thompson

JENNIFER THOMPSON Coordinator for Young Adult Services Brooklyn Public Library Jennifer Thompson is the Coordinator for Young Adult Services at Brooklyn Public Library. Most recently, she managed the Multicultural Internship Program, an IMLS-funded, three-year pre-professional training program which recruited 170 teenagers to work in one of 60 library locations. She’s been a member of ALA […]

Jim Spadaccini

Jim Spadaccini is the Creative Director of Ideum (www.ideum.com), a design firm that works with museums and other educational institutions with a strong focus on multitouch and other emerging technologies. Ideum develops software and designs and manufactures large-scale multitouch tables and touch walls, which are sold globally. Jim is currently the Principal Investigator of a […]

Joan Fragaszy Troyano

JOAN FRAGASZY TROYANO Research Assistant Professor Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University Joan Fragaszy Troyano is a Research Assistant Professor at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. As Director of the PressForward Project (http://pressforward.org/), she is currently editing two experiments in scholarly publishing:  […]

Joan K Lippencott

JOAN K. LIPPINCOTT Associate Executive Director Coalition for Networked Information Joan K. Lippincott is the Associate Executive Director of the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), a joint program of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and EDUCAUSE.  Joan is a widely published author and frequent conference speaker.  She is chair of the ACRL New Publications […]

K. Allison Wickens

K. ALLISON WICKENS Director of Education National Postal Museum, Smithsonian Institution K. Allison Wickens serves as the Director of Education at the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum.  Her passion for history and learning in informal environments has fueled her museum career.  Her professional expertise lies in practical evaluation, interpretive technology, and exhibition development.  In her twenty-year […]

Kathleen Tinworth

KATHLEEN TINWORTH Consultant Expose Your Museum LLC Kathleen Tinworth has led the department of Audience Insights at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS) since 2007; a team of 3 full-time staff and 30+ research assistants. In addition to her DMNS work, Kathleen runs a small audience research and evaluation consulting firm, ExposeYourMuseum LLC, […]

Katya Hott

KATYA HOTT Learning Content Producer E-Line Media Katya is passionate about teaching and empowering kids through game design. Drawing on her background in classroom instruction and her Masters in Educational Technology from New York University, Katya works with game designers, teachers and students to create effective learning spaces for games in education. For years before […]

Keith Ostfeld

KEITH OSTFELD Director of Educational Technology and Exhibit Development Children’s Museum of Houston Keith Ostfeld is the Director of Educational Technology and Exhibit Development for the Children’s Museum of Houston (CMH). Originally a high school and middle school Biology and Integrated Physics and Chemistry teacher for 7 years, Keith joined CMH in 2001 as the […]

Lisa Brahms

LISA BRAHMS Director of Learning and Research Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh Lisa Brahms is the Director of Learning and Research at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.  Lisa has been an educator and designer of formal and informal learning experiences and environments for over a decade, working in schools and at numerous children’s, art and history museums. […]

Lisa Brahms

LISA BRAHAMS Director of Learning and Research Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh Lisa Brahms is the Director of Learning and Research at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.  Lisa has been an educator and designer of formal and informal learning experiences and environments for over a decade, working in schools and at numerous children’s, art and history museums. […]

Lisa M. Rhody

LISA M. RHODY Project Manager Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University Lisa Rhody’s research interests include Modernism, ekphrastic poetry (poems that take the visual arts as their subject) by contemporary women poets, and computational text analysis–particularly using topic modeling. More broadly, she is interested in the digital humanities, literature and […]

Marsha L. Semmel

MARSHA L. SEMMEL Director for Strategic Partnerships Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Marsha L. Semmel joined IMLS in 2003 as director for strategic partnerships; from 2006 to 2011, she also served as deputy director for the Office of Museum Services. She served as the acting director of IMLS from March 2010 through January […]

Marsha L. Semmel

MARSHA L. SEMMEL Director for Strategic Partnerships Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Marsha L. Semmel joined IMLS in 2003 as director for strategic partnerships; from 2006 to 2011, she also served as deputy director for the Office of Museum Services. She served as the acting director of IMLS from March 2010 through January […]

Mary Alice Ball

MARY ALICE BALL Senior Program Officer Institute of Museum and Library Services Mary Alice Ball is a senior program officer at the Institute of Museum and Library Services, responsible for the administration of the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian program. She also serves as the agency’s subject matter expert on broadband and digital inclusion issues, […]

Matthew A. Albrecht

MATTHEW A. ALBRECHT Assistant Curator of Conservation Biology  Missouri Botanical Garden Matthew Albrecht received his Ph.D. in 2006 in botany and ecology at Ohio University. As Assistant Curator for Conservation Biology, he leads the United States conservation program at the Missouri Botanical Garden (MBG) and is adjunct assistant professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. […]

Matthew Veatch

MATTHEW VEATCH Kansas State Archivist Kansas Historical Society Matt Veatch is the Kansas state archivist at the Kansas Historical Society (KSHS), a position he has held since 2006.  Matt is the Vice-President/President-Elect of the Council of State Archivists (CoSA) and co-chair of CoSA’s State Electronic Records Initiative (SERI). Active in electronic records management and digital […]

Merrilee Proffitt

MERRILEE PROFFITT Senior Program Officer OCLC Research Merrilee Proffitt is a Senior Program Officer in OCLC Research. She provides project management skills and expert support to institutions represented within the OCLC Research Library Partnership. Her current projects and interests include: archival description, increasing access to special collections, the impact of copyright on primary source material, digital library […]

Molly Loomis

MOLLY LOOMIS Director of Education ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center Molly Loomis is the Director of Education at ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, where she oversees programming for family, school and adult audiences. Molly has taught in schools and museums, conducted evaluation and research in informal settings, cultivated partnerships between museums and universities, and managed federal grants from the Institute for […]

Nancy Proctor

NANCY PROCTOR Head of Mobile Strategy and Initiatives Smithsonian Institution Nancy Proctor heads up mobile strategy and initiatives for the Smithsonian Institution, and is co-chair of the Museums and the Web annual conference. With a PhD in American art history and a background in filmmaking, curation and art criticism, Nancy Proctor published her first online […]

Nini Beegan

NINI BEEGAN Projects Coordinator Carroll County Division of Library Development & Services Nini Beegan works on projects related to staff learning at the Division of Library Development & Services, Maryland State Department of Education.  Recently, she has been working with representatives from maker communities to support collaboration amongst public librarians and makers in Maryland. WebWise […]

Nini Beegan

NINI BEEGAN Projects Coordinator Carroll County Division of Library Development & Services Nini Beegan works on projects related to staff learning at the Division of Library Development & Services, Maryland State Department of Education.  Recently, she has been working with representatives from maker communities to support collaboration amongst public librarians and makers in Maryland.

Rob Lancefield

ROB LANCEFIELD Manager of Museum Information Services and Registrar of Collections Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University Rob Lancefield leads technology work at the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University, where he recently developed and implemented the DAC Open Access Images policy. Building on over 30 years of engagement with technology and the arts, his interests include […]

Robert Horton

ROBERT HORTON Associate Deputy Director for Library Services Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Robert Horton started at the IMLS in November, 2011, and is responsible for the management of the discretionary grant programs in the Office of Library Services. Prior to coming to the IMLS, he was state archivist and director of the […]

Sarah Werner

SARAH WERNER Undergraduate Program Director Folger Shakespeare Library Sarah Werner works at the Folger Shakespeare Library, where she created (and now directs) their undergraduate program; she is also the editor and lead writer for their research blog, The Collation. She has a PhD in English from the University of Pennsylvania, and publishes on Shakespeare, performance […]

Shalimar Fojas White

SHALIMAR FOJAS WHITE Manager of the Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection Shalimar Fojas White is the Manager of the Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA) at the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection in Washington, D.C. (http://www.doaks.org/). Previously, she spent six years at ARTstor, serving both as a Public […]

Sharon M. Leon

SHARON M. LEON Director of Public Projects Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University Sharon Leon is the Director of Public Projects at the Center for History and New Media and Associate Professor in the History and Art History Department. Leon received her bachelors of arts degree in American Studies from […]

Sheila Brennan

SHEILA BRENNAN Associate Director of Public Projects Division Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University Sheila Brennan is the Associate Director of Public Projects division at the Center for History and New Media and Research Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University. She earned […]

Steve Bromage

STEVE BROMAGE Executive Director Maine Historical Society Steve Bromage is Executive Director of the Maine Historical Society where he has worked since 2001. Steve has helped guide the development of the Maine Memory Network (www.mainememory.net), a statewide digital museum that has received national recognition for its innovative approach to providing access to historical resources and […]

Susan Chun

SUSAN CHUN Program Director Project Audience Susan Chun is a researcher and consultant to cultural heritage organizations. Her work focuses on publishing; information management and collections aggregation; intellectual property policy and open content initiatives; visualization; advanced search strategies; and multilingual content development and management. She has led a number of pioneering multi-institutional research and development […]

Susan Hildreth

SUSAN HILDRETH Director Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) On January 19, 2011, President Obama appointed Susan Hildreth to be director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Her nomination to her new post was confirmed by the US Senate by unanimous consent on December 22, 2010. Hildreth had been the city librarian in […]

Suzi Hunn Gran

SUZI HUNN GRAN Curriculum Specialist Minnesota Historical Society Suzi Hunn Gran, Curriculum Specialist, has been blessed to work at the Minnesota Historical Society for 10.5 years. During that time, her primary project has been working with Northern Lights: The Stories of Minnesota’s Past. The curriculum is used statewide to teach students required benchmarks in Minnesota […]

Tim Carrigan

TIM CARRIGAN Program Specialist, Office of Museum Services Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Tim Carrigan has been with the Institute of Museum and Library Services since 2007, where he serves as a program specialist in the Office of Museum Services.  In addition to his grant portfolio, Tim is involved with many of the […]

Tom Blake

TOM BLAKE Digital Imaging Production Manager & Digital Projects Manager Boston Public Library Tom Blake has been working at the Boston Public Library as their Digital Imaging Production Manager and Digital Projects Manager since 2005. He is currently responsible for the creation of beautiful, versatile, and sustainable digital objects for all BPL digital initiatives. Since […]

Tom Scheinfeldt

TOM SCHEINFELDT Director-at-Large Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University Found History is produced by Tom Scheinfeldt, Director-at-Large of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media and Research Assistant Professor of History in the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University. For more than a decade, […]

Tom Scheinfeldt

TOM SCHEINFELDT Director-at-Large Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University Found History is produced by Tom Scheinfeldt, Director-at-Large of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media and Research Assistant Professor of History in the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University. For more than a decade, […]

Trevor Muñoz

TREVOR MUÑOZ Assistant Dean for Digital Humanities Research University of Maryland Libraries Trevor Muñoz is Assistant Dean for Digital Humanities Research at the University of Maryland Libraries and an Associate Director of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH). Trevor holds an MA in Digital Humanities from the Department of Digital Humanities at […]

Trevor Owens

TREVOR OWENS Digital Archivist, NDIIPP, Office of Strategic Initiatives Library of Congress Trevor Owens is a Digital Archivist with the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) in the Office of Strategic Initiatives at the Library of Congress. At the Library of Congress, he works on the open source Viewshare cultural heritage collection visualization tool, as a member of […]

Virginia Millington

VIRGINIA MILLINGTON Recording & Archive Manager StoryCorps Virginia Millington is the Recording & Archive Manager at StoryCorps, an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to share the stories of their lives. The department she oversees is responsible for the archiving and long-term preservation of up […]