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About My Work

Since 2015, I have had the role of Associate Dean for Digital Strategies at the University of Miami Libraries. I provide leadership and direction for the UML digital infrastructure and technology planning. This includes overseeing the Libraries’ digital production program and infrastructure development for all of the Libraries content management systems and repositories, providing leadership within the Libraries on the creation and curation of digital objects for learning and research, and ensure a robust technical infrastructure to support a wide range of digital scholarship and scholarly publishing. I also work with partners internal and external to the University of Miami to achieve our goals.

Previous to my current position, I was the Coordinator for the Illinois Digital Environment for Access to Learning and Scholarship (IDEALS), a set of services and collections supporting scholarly communication (including the institutional repository) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I was also the co-Coordinator for the Scholarly Commons, a space for expert, interdisciplinary research support services and open workshops for faculty and graduate students to develop skills in areas such as digital content creation, management of research data, understanding copyright issues and author rights, and working with geospatial and numeric data. In these positions, I was responsible for working with faculty, students, and researchers on a range of scholarly communication issues including author rights, open access, theses and dissertations, data management, and data curation.

I currently serve on the Digital Library Federation Advisory Committee and am the Vice-Chair (starting in June 2017) of the Open Repositories Steering Committee. Previously, I served as the co-Program Chair for Open Repositories 2013 held in Charlottestown on Prince Edward Island and for Open Repositories 2016 held in Dublin, Ireland. I was one of the original presenters for the ACRL Scholarly Communications 101 Road Show (2009-2012), served on the DMP Tool steering committee, and on the DSpace Community Advisory Team.

My ORCID is 0000-0003-3497-8042 and my public page is:

I regularly speak and publish on scholarly communication issues, data management services in libraries, and institutional repositories. My past research was on the social and technical barriers to metadata interoperability. Please contact me if you are interested in having me speak; I am comfortable presenting both in person and online.

Other Stuff About Me

I am also an avid gardener (currently adjusting to gardening in Miami). I am a fan of the Moomins and the Buffyverse, and have a soft spot for Georgette Heyer‘s regency romances. I live with my partner, Morgan, many cats, and a cardigan corgi named Huw.

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