Aaron Straup Cope

Aaron is Canadian by birth, American by descent, North American by experience et Montrealais au fond. He usually just tells people he is from the Internet. Aaron is currently Senior Engineer (Internets and the Computers) at the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. Before that, Aaron was Senior Engineer at Flickr focusing on all things […]

Abigail Potter

Abigail Potter is a Program Officer with NDIIPP at the Library of Congress. She also currently serves as the Communications Officer for the International Internet Preservation Consortium, a group of over 40 libraries and archives from around the world who work together to promote and improve the practice of web archiving. Since joining the Library […]

Adam Metallo

Adam Metallo received his BS in Psychology from the University of Maryland in 2004 and MFA in Painting from the University of Delaware in 2006. At the Smithsonian he spends most of his time quietly sneaking up on inanimate objects to digitize them in 3D. Working at the Smithsonian Office of Exhibits Central starting in […]

Andrea Sáenz

Andrea Sáenz serves as First Deputy Commissioner for the Chicago Public Library, a system of 80 branches supporting all Chicago neighborhoods.  She leads program planning, design and evaluation and supports system-wide strategy and organizational development.  Before joining the Library leadership team, she served as Chief of Staff to Chicago Public Schools CEO, where she led […]

Andrew Haight

As Director of Guest Engagement for OMSI, Andrew oversees the museum’s staff and programs throughout the seven different halls and labs.  In this experience, he is inspired daily by the creativity of both staff and visitors as they set out to explore science through asking questions, testing ideas and picking themselves up again after failing.  […]

Anne Conable

Anne, IMLS Project Manager, is the Special Projects consultant, Development & Communications Department, of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System, the 37-library network serving Erie County, Western New York. She manages community-based programming for the Library, writes grants, and works on marketing, events and exhibit projects.  She is also the administrator for the […]

Bill Derry

Bill Derry is the Assistant Director for Innovation and User Experience at The Westport Library in Connecticut.  He is the Co-chair of the Westport Mini Maker Faire and one of the leaders of the creation of the MakerSpace.  Bill has a Bachelors of Science in Education, a Master of Science in Instructional Technology and a […]

Butch Lazorchak

Butch Lazorchak is a digital archivist in the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program at the Library of Congress. NDIIPP is a collaborative effort amongst government, academia and the private sector to implement a national strategy to collect, preserve and make available significant digital content for current and future generations. His work puts him […]

Carly A. Strasser

Carly A. Strasser is a data curation specialist at the California Digital Library, University of California Office of the President. She has a PhD in Biological Oceanography, which informs her work on helping researchers better manage and share their data. She is involved in development and implementation of many of the UC Curation Center’s services, […]

Curtis Wong

Curtis Wong, Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, is responsible for basic and applied research in media and interaction. He has been granted more than 40 patents in areas such as data visualization, user interaction, interactive television, media browsing and automated cinematography. He is also co-author of Microsoft’s 5,000th patent in 2006 and 10,000th patent in 2009. Recently, […]

Doug Boyd

Doug Boyd Ph.D. serves as the Director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky Libraries. Boyd led the team that envisioned and designed the open source OHMS system that synchronizes text with audio and video online and he managed the IMLS grant project Oral History in the Digital […]

Emily Gore

Emily Gore is the Director for Content of the Digital Public Library of America. In this role, Emily oversees the Digital Hubs Pilot Project and provides vision and oversight for content in the DPLA. Emily came to the DPLA after working for 12 years in digital library and technology development in academic and state libraries. Most recently, Emily […]

Emily Reynolds

Emily Reynolds is a National Digital Stewardship Resident at the World Bank Group Archives. For her residency project she is working to launch a public online finding aid portal and supervising digitization activity for the World Bank’s eArchives project, including researching and implementing methods of automation in digitization workflows. Previously, she worked on data curation research […]

Erica Compton

Erica Compton, an Idaho native, is relatively new to the library services field. Her background is in education, technology, and training. She has a BA in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Special Education and holds an Idaho teaching certificate. Erica has worked primarily with educational and training organizations for over 20 years. Much of […]

Erica Titkemeyer

Erica Titkemeyer is hosted by the Smithsonian Institution Archives as a National Digital Stewardship resident. Her project surrounds the preservation of digital assets incorporated within time-based media art installations, with focus on developing procedures to document the variability, behaviors, and iterative nature of these works in a trustworthy digital repository environment. She has previous experience […]

Erin Engle

Erin Engle is a Digital Archivist with the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) at the Library of Congress. She coordinates and contributes to communications, outreach, and social media activities for the Program and is Editor of the monthly Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter. She has a BA in International Politics and […]

George Coulbourne

George Coulbourne is the Executive Program Officer, Office of Strategic Initiatives (OSI), at the Library of Congress, in Washington, D.C.  Among his responsibilities at the Library, George leads development of the Library’s nationwide Digital Preservation Education and Outreach initiative; a number of national recruitment efforts and internships, including the National Digital Stewardship Residency Program (NDSR). […]

George Williams

George H. Williams is an Associate Professor of English at the University of South Carolina Upstate where he has helped lead research projects on accessible website development. His research and teaching interests include eighteenth-century studies, orality & literacy, the digital humanities, and disability studies in the humanities. His current project involvement is with AccessibleFuture.org, four […]

Günter Waibel

Günter Waibel is Director of the Digitization Program Office at the Smithsonian Institution, where he oversees policy and strategy for digitizing Smithsonian collections, and the implementation of the strategic plan “Creating a Digital Smithsonian.” With 139 million objects and specimens housed in 41 facilities, the scale and diversity of Smithsonian collections presents a unique digitization […]

Hayley Murphy

Dr. Hayley Weston Murphy, graduated from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. Dr. Murphy then worked full time as a small animal and equine veterinarian for 3 years after graduation, while also doing consulting work for Capron Park Zoo in North Attleboro, MA. She was accepted into a veterinary internship at Zoo New […]

Heidi Elaine Dowding

Heidi Elaine Dowding is the National Digital Stewardship Resident at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, where she is developing a holistic approach to institutional digital asset management.  Ms. Dowding worked previously as the manager of Nazarbayev University’s Digital Centre in Astana, Kazakhstan, where she provided access to information through digitization.  Ms. Dowding’s interests include emerging […]

J.J. Rutherford

JJ Rutherford is the Director of Education for History Colorado. She has an M.A. in Museum Education from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a B.A. in History and Education from Princeton University. Prior to working at History Colorado, she was the Curator of Education at the Estes Park Museum in Estes Park, CO and […]

Jaime McCurry

Jaime McCurry is a 2013-14 Library of Congress National Digital Stewardship Resident embedded at the Folger Shakespeare Library. She is serving as a resident Digital Archivist at the Folger, working to archive and preserve born-digital content collected and created by the organization. Ms. McCurry’s past experience includes office administration, bibliographic description work of print and digital […]

Julia Blase

Julia Blase is the National Digital Stewardship Resident at The National Security Archive. Her project is entitled “The Digital Dissemination Challenge,” in which she is capturing and analyzing information about the Archive’s collections, systems, workflows, and culture, and using that information to build a unified digital asset management strategy. Prior to accepting this position, she worked […]

Kate Tinworth

Kate Tinworth is the founder and Principal of ExposeYourMuseum LLC– a boutique consultancy delivering the tools and data museums and libraries require to better understand current and potential visitors, teams, communities, and audiences. Kate has 12+ years of experience designing, developing, and executing professional research and evaluation. She is also a dynamic facilitator, from evaluation capacity […]

Kimberly Withey-Christen

Kimberly Withey-Christen is an Associate Professor in the Department of English where she is the Associate Director of the Digital Culture and Technology Program and the Director of Digital Projects at the Plateau Center for American Indian Studies at Washington State University. Her academic research focuses on the intersection of digital technologies, archival practices, cultural […]

Kristin McDonough

Kristin is director of The New York Public Library Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), which helps New Yorkers launch and expand small businesses (nypl.org/smallbiz). SIBL’s entrepreneurial support initiatives include the StartUP! Business Plan Competition, the Immigrant Business Connection, and Blueprint for Your Business Future, an educational and advisory program to teach succession planning to […]

Kristopher Nelson

Kristopher Nelson is a Program Management Specialist in the Office of Strategic Initiatives and has been with the Library of Congress since 2002. His time at the Library has also been spent as a registration specialist in the U.S. Copyright Office. Mr. Nelson’s experience includes classroom instruction, staff training, professional writing, research, and program management. […]

Lauren Work

Lauren Work is a National Digital Stewardship Resident at PBS. She is defining and researching selection criteria for at-risk media, developing digitization workflows and creating digital preservation policy for her project, “Developing a Digitization Initiative at PBS.” Prior to the NDSR program she worked as a librarian at NPR as well as the University of […]

Lee Nilsson

Lee Nilsson has a Master of Arts in History from Eastern Washington University. There he studied digital preservation and public history, as well as dabbling in Mediterranean classical archaeology. Dedicated to starting a career in public service, he saw the NDSR as the perfect opportunity to get a foot in the door. As a resident […]

Marcy Goot

Marcy Goot is the Director of Marketing at the Benetech Global Literacy program.  Benetech is a nonprofit organization which develops and uses technology for social good, founded in 1989 by MacArthur Award winner Jim Fruchterman.  Marcy directs the Marketing and Training teams at Bookshare (the world’s largest library of accessible eBooks for people with print disabilities), […]

Margo Padilla

Margo Padilla received her MLIS with a concentration in Management, Digitization and Preservation of Cultural Heritage and Records from San Jose State University. After graduating, she accepted a position with The Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley as the Digital Project Archivist on a National Park Service grant to create a digital archive […]

Marietta Dindo Danforth

Dr. Marietta Dindo Danforth graduated from Emory University with a B.S. in Anthropology and received her Ph.D. in Evolutionary Psychology from the University of St. Andrews.  Marietta’s previous research primarily focused on social learning and behavior transmission in non-human primates. She worked at the Yerkes National Primate Center and Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park before joining […]

Mary Flanagan

Known for her theories on playculture, activist design, and critical play, Mary Flanagan has achieved international acclaim for her novel interdisciplinary work, her commitment to both theory and practice, and her ongoing pioneering contributions to the field of digital art. Her research examines the boundaries between the personal and the public, perception, power, and what […]

Marzena Ermler

Marzena Ermler is a professional development trainer with more than 7 years of experience in educating library professionals in the areas of management and leadership, library technologies, and general information science. She has earned her MA in Information and Library Science at the Pratt Institute, New York and a MA in German Literature and Language, with a minor in […]

Maureen McCormick Harlow

Maureen McCormick Harlow is a National Digital Stewardship Resident embedded at the National Library of Medicine. Her project is entitled “Developing a Thematic Web Archive,” and she is creating a thematic web collection documenting the current understanding of Autism and Alzheimer’s on the Internet that will be incorporated into the NLM History of Medicine Division collection. […]

Michael Wall

Dr. Michael Wall is Vice President of Research and Public Programs at the San Diego Natural History Museum and sits on the Board of Directors of the California Association of Museums. With a background in systematic entomology, Michael is most interested in collections-based research, science communication, and engaging the public in discovery and scientific epiphany.

Molly Schwartz

Molly Schwartz is a National Digital Stewardship Resident at the Association of Research Libraries. She is developing a toolkit of organizational models and best practices that will help the research library community collect, produce, curate, preserve and make available their digital assets in a fully inclusive and accessible way according to the universal design approach. Molly holds […]

Nick Poole

Nick Poole is CEO of the Collections Trust, where he is responsible for the strategic direction and management of the organisation. Nick is the Chair of the EuropeanaNetwork, a cross- industry network of more than 900 Creative & Cultural Industry partners. He is the former Chair of the UK Committee of ICOM and the current […]

Patrick Murray-John

Patrick earned a Ph.D. in Medieval English Literature from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 2003. He taught and developed a variety of courses at University of Mary Washington and University of Richmond before becoming an Instructional Technology Specialist at University of Mary Washington in 2006. In that role, he learned PHP, Javascript, TEI, […]

Rebecca Grabman

Rebecca Grabman spent the bulk of her childhood in alternative learning environments in her home city of Anchorage, Alaska, before attending Bennington College (Bachelor of Arts) and Carnegie Mellon University (Master of Entertainment Technology). Coming from a "making" background rich with physical computing and textile design experience, Rebecca began working at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh […]

Robert Horton

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 library, publications and collections division at the Minnesota Historical Society. Among other activities, he was […]

Sandra McIntyre

Sandra McIntyre is the director of the Mountain West Digital Library, a collaborative of memory institutions in the Mountain West region of the United States.  MWDL’s search portal, at http://mwdl.org, provides free access to over 800,000 resources from 123 partner organizations, including academic libraries, public libraries, museums, archives, historical societies, and government agencies, counties, and […]

Seema Rao

Seema Rao is the Director of Intergenerational Learning at the Cleveland Museum of Art.  Ms. Rao leads content development for Gallery One as well as programming experiences associated with the space.   Along with her responsibilities with Gallery One, Ms. Rao works on innovative ways to connect families and intergenerational groups through process-based experiences with art […]

Sharon M. Leon

Sharon Leon is the Director of Public Projects at the Roy Rosenzweig 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 Georgetown University in 1997, and her doctorate in American Studies from the University of Minnesota in […]

Sheila Brennan

Sheila Brennan is the Associate Director of Public Projects division at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media and Research Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University. She earned her Ph.D. in U.S. history at Mason. Prior to coming to CHNM in 2005, she worked as […]

Sue-Ann Ma

Sue-Ann Ma is a Product Manager at the DIAGRAM Center, a research and development hub launched by Benetech and funded by the US Department of Education (Office of Special Education Programs). As digital content is quickly shifting to include richer, more visual components like complex graphics, simulations, and interactives, the need to make images accessible […]

Tim Carrigan

Tim Carrigan has been with the Institute of Museum and Library Services since 2007, and currently serves as a senior program officer in the Office of Library Services.  In addition to his grant portfolio, Tim has been involved with many of the agency’s special initiatives, including WebWise and Museums, Libraries, and 21st Century Skills. Prior […]

Tom Scheinfeldt

Tom Scheinfeldt is Associate Professor of Digital Media and Design and Director of Digital Humanities in the Digital Media Center at the University of Connecticut. Formerly Managing Director of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, Tom has directed several award-winning digital humanities projects, including THATCamp, Omeka, and the […]

Trevor Owens

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 the communications team, and as the co-chair for the National Digital Stewardship Alliance’s Infrastructure […]

Vincent Rossi

Vincent Rossi hails from the great state of New Jersey. He has a BFA in sculpture from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and Graduate level fine art study at Goldsmiths College/ University of London, England. From 2004 to 2011, he worked as a sculptor, model maker and project manager for the Smithsonian’s Office […]