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To help foster a more diverse and inclusive practitioner community in digital libraries and related fields, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and Digital Library Federation (DLF) have jointly sponsored these awards since 2013. Eligible applicants identify as members of a group (or groups) underrepresented among digital library and cultural heritage practitioners. We thank ARL for the generous support that makes this program possible!
As a Special Collections Librarian at the University of Oregon, I provide reference, instruction and technical services as well as promote the use of digital technologies and resources to students and faculty. I support both user-driven and institutional DH, digitization, and digital preservation projects in collaboration with our Digital Scholarship Center. I earned a MPA in International Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy from New York University, a MS in Information and Library Science from Pratt Institute, and a BA in History from Hampton University. I tweet about preserving cultural heritage @bibliotecariat.
Read Tatiana’s Forum reflection.
I’m currently a web librarian at the San Diego Public Library working on a few digitization projects. I’m looking forward to learning about innovative digital library projects and research from other practitioners and gaining valuable skills that I could apply at my library. I’m also interested in being part of a community of diverse librarians and practitioners that will provide support and encouragement as I carry out other digital initiatives at my library. My future goals include expanding SDPL’s digitization effort of important archives and special collections.
Read Hoan-Vu’s Forum reflection.
I am the Digital Archivist at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It is an exciting time to be working at the PMA as the institution is exploring and implementing various projects related to digital scholarship and publishing, digital preservation of time based media art, web archiving, electronic records management, and much more. As a first time attendee of the DLF Forum, I am eager to be inspired and think big but critically about how to develop these important projects according to the most current and best practices. I am most interested in learning how to effectively disseminate information in ways that are open and flexible in order to maximize the public’s access to cultural resources.
Read Marge’s Forum reflection.
As a digital services librarian at the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center (UWDCC), part of the UW-Madison General Library System, I manage the metadata production and quality control operations for local digital collections projects, design metadata structures and workflows, and participate in digital library planning and policy formation, particularly around preservation and metadata strategies. My professional interests and goals center around digital access and preservation, technology, and diversity and I strive to combine these interests in creative and meaningful ways. I am thrilled to have the DLF Forum come so close to my home base this year and look forward to engaging and connecting with others. Stacie Williams, Bergis Jules, the election–it’s going to be a wild week!
Read Cat’s Forum reflection.
My work at the University of Houston (UH) involves supporting faculty and graduate students with data management planning, addressing research-related inquiries, and coordinating with the Division of Research and Graduate School here at UH. I recently moved to Texas from Philadelphia where I completed my graduate studies. I look forward to actively participating in the DLF Forum, and it is my hope that other attendees can learn as much from me as I know I will learn from them.
Read Adam’s Forum reflection.
The DLF warmly welcomes newcomers to the profession and new voices to our community. To that end, we are pleased to fund DLF Forum Fellowships for Students and New Professionals. Fellows were selected by our Scholarships committee from a pool of applicants nominated by DLF member institutions. Early-career library employees and graduate and undergraduate student assistants who make a significant contribution to a digital library endeavor are eligible.
I am the Digital Curation Resident Librarian for the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a very recent graduate of my institution’s School of Library and Information Studies program. My role focuses on assisting with our institutional repository and working closely with Research Data Services to help support our institution’s researchers and students with their data management needs. My professional interests center around the topics of digital scholarship, digital humanities, and openness. I’m looking forward most to meeting, sharing with, and learning from the all the wonderful forum attendees and speakers.
Read Cameron’s Forum reflection.
I graduate October 2016 from Pratt Institute with my MSLIS along with a certificate in Archives and a certificate in User Experience. I am interested in born digital archives, programming, information experience, information visualization, and overall creating greater access to and understanding of information. I currently work as a NYARC Web Archiving Technician and am located at the Frick Art Reference Library. Attending the DLF Forum will benefit me in many ways, expand my knowledge of digital tools and their applications, and help me frame the role of culture and technology in the digital world. It will allow me to network with librarians, archivists, and others doing interesting work in a broad range of areas that guide digital stewardship.
Read Megan’s Forum reflection.
As a Research Library Fellow, I support Emory University’s Digital Library Program, a new unit working to implement a next-generation suite of Digital Library services and applications leveraging the Hydra framework. The 2015 Forum was an invaluable experience for me as a new practitioner of digital library work, and it facilitated my involvement with a group of diverse and inspiring colleagues on DLF projects. I’ve enjoyed becoming a more embedded member of this purposeful community, and am looking forward to learning from and collaborating with my peers in November.
Read Nik’s Forum reflection.
As the Digital Access Coordinator for Metadata & Digital Services at the University of Alabama Libraries, I work to maintain and enhance Acumen — UA’s special collections digital archive — by developing workflow automation software, analyzing methods to expand user access, and producing deliverables through our digitization pipeline. A particularly exciting portion of my work has been building policies and procedures for processing, managing, and preserving born digital content. At the Forum, I look forward to learning as much as I can from knowledgable peers and leaders in the digital libraries community as well as discovering how I can become involved in working groups and other DLF initiatives.
I have an MLIS from the University of Alabama where I researched sustainable long-term digital preservation and the history of the definition of special libraries. Previously, I spent several years managing textbook departments at college bookstores.
Read Alissa’s Forum reflection.
Hello! My name is Audrey, and I am attending and presenting at DLF this year about the work I did as a Web Archiving Technician for the New York Art Resources Consortium. Brooklyn, New York, is my home, and I am currently finishing up my MLIS degree through the University of Washington’s distance learning program. I am a digital preservation enthusiast and hope to expand my knowledge by attending as many DLF sessions as I can and by sharing with you all some anecdotes from my own niche in the digital librarianship world. Please feel free to peruse my Twitter for rants on digital privacy, human rights, technology, and, of course, my cat. My LinkedIn is also a great place to catch up on what presentations and projects I have been working on lately. I look forward to seeing you all in November!
Read Audrey’s Forum reflection.
I learned to manage content on many different platforms for different departments in academic libraries including Texas Tech University, Florida State University and University of Arizona. I assist with digital projects at my institution, but I want to continue to be up to date on software, project management and work done at other institutions by attending the DLF Forum. I would also like to work toward ensuring that technology-based spaces are inclusive spaces for people of various backgrounds, especially in my legacy as an alumni of ALA Spectrum Scholars and ARL Diversity Recruitment programs. My ultimate goal is to foster connections between users and librarians through digital collections, rather than allowing collections to merely stand alone. Website: camillevthomas.wordpress.com
Read Camille’s Fellow reflection.
This year, Library Juice Academy/Library Juice Press has generously sponsored a fellowship and travel award meant to support mid-career practitioners in digital libraries and related fields. Library Juice + DLF Forum Fellowship applicants identified themselves as well advanced in their careers and ineligible for local or DLF-specific funding targeted at early-career professionals.
My name is Laura Capell, and I’m the Head of Digital Production & Electronic Records Archivist at the University of Miami. I began my career as an archivist working with paper records, and over time my focus has shifted into the digital realm. In my current position, I coordinate digital projects and e-records archiving initiatives for the UM Libraries. I’m excited to attend this year’s DLF Forum to engage with colleagues, share ideas, learn about new projects, and contribute to the vibrant DLF community.
Read Laura’s Forum reflection.
Our DLF-GLAM Cross-Pollinator Fellows come to us through a generous grant from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and the partnership of colleagues at ARLIS/NA, MCN, and AIC, and VRA. With this program, the Digital Library Federation seeks to bring new voices and perspectives to our Forum–particularly those from the art museum community–and to continue our practice of “cross-pollination” by sending accomplished DLF practitioners and Forum attendees to valuable conferences they might not otherwise visit. Museum and library staff face similar challenges in the digital landscape and yet have too few opportunities to come together.
As a product manager at the California Digital Library, I focus on front-end development of the statewide digital collection aggregations the Online Archive of California and Calisphere. I am thrilled to be attending the Museum Computer Network conference this year, where I hope to learn more about how museums develop, manage, and share digital collections. I’m especially interested in creative projects museums have undertaken and experimental tools they have implemented to engage users with digital collections in new ways.
Read Sherri’s Forum reflection.
As a Rare Books Conservator at Princeton University Library, I treat a wide range of bound materials from Princeton’s rare and special collections, and consult on preservation projects to ensure the longevity of the collections as a whole. I have provided conservation support for several digitization projects, both at Princeton and in previous positions at Harvard University, The Morgan Library & Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, and University of Iowa Libraries. I look forward to using my time at the Forum to gain a more holistic understanding of digital library projects, and to learn more about digital repositories.
Read Brenna’s Forum reflection.
As an active member of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic works, I have a long term interest in developing conservation and collections care resources for the entire community, especially those that allow wider distribution and growth through digital participation. I am also currently enrolled in the University of Pittsburgh’s graduate program in Library and Information Science so as to learn more about library and archival principles and practice as I continue to think about the larger communication issues that face conservators who want to share and save information resources.
Read Lisa’s Forum reflection.
At the University of Southern California (USC) Libraries, I provide instruction, outreach, and research consultations for architecture, art history, and fine arts. During instruction sessions, I encourage the exploration of the USC Digital Library as a way of discovering the history of Los Angeles’ public art and architecture through its online collection of images. I am looking forward to attending DLF 2016, to learn more about how digital humanities can be incorporated into instruction for undergraduate students. My goal is to create workflows for small scale digital humanities projects that students can recreate using the collections of USC Libraries.
Read Stacy’s Forum reflection.
As the Special Projects Librarian at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, I project manage and assist with research and development of new initiatives, digital tools, and platforms. I find discussions about supporting digital scholarship through open licenses, interoperable information infrastructures, and interactive digital presentations fascinating. Since I am the Project Manager for the National Digital Stewardship Residency for art information professionals (NDSR Art), I am thrilled to be able to attend sessions about innovative digital preservation practices and building communities of practice at both the forum and Digital Preservation 2016. I am so honored to be selected and look forward to meeting and learning from the DLF community.
Read Karina’s Forum reflection.
Our Force11 Cross-Pollinator Fellow comes to us as part of a reciprocal program that sent a DLF community member to the FORCE2016 conference in the spring. (See Joshua Finnell’s report.)
I am the Head of Training and Research Support Division at Hanoi University Library, Vietnam and a Research Associate at Monash University, Australia. I have just completed my PhD in Information Technology at Monash University and will be attending the graduation ceremony on 26th October! I am interested in collaboration among different stakeholders of universities to promote digital scholarship and research partnership. I am also keen on working in inter-disciplinary research through which people with different knowledge, expertise, skills, and cultures can work together to address critical research problems from multiple perspectives. Coming to DLF forum, I am expecting to expand my knowledge of the current digital library technologies in promoting scholarly communication, digital scholarship, and e-research services; and to network with other academics, GLAM experts, and IT specialists to share new ideas and collaborate in international research. I am active on Research Gate and Academia.edu. Looking forward to seeing you in Milwaukee!
Read Hue’s Forum reflection.
In partnership with Hack Day organizers at the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA), we’re happy to introduce the four individuals who will act as our virtual cross-pollinators this year! If you’re interested in Audio-Visual resources, be sure to follow our DLF-funded fellows, as they connect discussions of use & preservation across the DLF Forum, NDSA’s Digital Preservation 2016, and the fourth annual AMIA/DLF Hack Day. We’re looking forward to seeing the team in action!
Manager of Digital Projects at the Archives of La MaMa Experimental TheaterCoreMember of XFR Collective
Rachel attended both the Forum and AMIA this year.
Read Rachel’s Forum reflection.
Digital Collections Assistant, Minnesota Historical Society
Sarah attended DigiPres16.
Read Sarah’s DigiPres reflection.
Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Technician, NYU Dept. of Cinema Studies
Ethan attended AMIA/DLF Hack Day.
Read Ethan’s Hack Day reflection.
NDSR Resident, Howard University Television Station
Lorena attended AMIA/DLF Hack Day.
Read Lorena’s Hack Day reflection.
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