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 increase awareness and use of the Smithsonian’s collections and resources, she contributes to several efforts across the Smithsonian to encourage open access and increased visitor engagement including Flickr Commons, Wikipedia, and Historypin. She has more than 15 years experience managing, designing, and developing content for online environments in museum, corporate, and educational settings. She received her master’s degree in industrial design at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA in 2003.
WebWise Role: Facilitator