DLF is delighted to announce the recipients of two DLF-DHSI Cross-Pollinator Tuition Awards to attend the Digital Humanities Summer Institute in Victoria, BC! The fellowship covers program tuition for one session at the Institute (June 4-8 or 11-15) as well as registration for DLFxDHSI, a one-day unconference on the theme of digital libraries, digital humanities, and social justice (June 8-9).
A native of Chicago, Steven D. Booth (@misterBooth) is the audiovisual archivist at the Barack Obama Presidential Library. He has worked for the U.S. National Archives since 2009 and previously held positions with the Presidential Materials Division and at the White House in the Office of Records Management. Booth is the co-founder of Archivists of Metro D.C. and is actively involved in theSociety of American Archivists (SAA) where he has served in numerous leadership roles and is currently a member of SAA Council. He holds a B.A. from Morehouse College and a M.S. in library science from Simmons College.
Jennifer Nichols (@jennytnichols) is the Digital Scholarship Librarian and interim Department Head for the Office of Digital Innovation and Stewardship at the University of Arizona Libraries, and Co-Director for the iSpace, the libraries’ innovation and maker space. She is developing a Digital Scholarship program for the campus community, combining efforts with Data Science and GIS specialists to deliver comprehensive support and service across all disciplines. Nichols leads several initiatives to connect faculty and students to new tools for digital scholarship, including Virtual Reality, and organizes multiple large events to network learners. She has been a liaison librarian to the colleges of Fine Arts and Humanities, where she helped faculty incorporate information literacy into the curriculum, and integrate emerging technology into their research and teaching. She was formerly affiliated with the Pima County Public Library as Project Manager of a YOUmedia Learning Labs Planning grant from IMLS and the MacArthur Foundation, and directed a youth-led design process for the creation of 101Space, a youth media and makerspace. Prior to library work, she worked as a non-profit program evaluator, grant writer, and editor.