Moroccan Francophone lit.; Bolivian lit.; librarianship.
Librarianship, Digital Humanities, Bibliography & Descriptive Bibliography Rare Books, 18th Century, Newspapers and Ephemera,
medieval and Golden Age Spanish literature & culture, intellectual history, book history, bibliography, cataloging and librarianship, knowledge organization; gardening, reading, poetry, slow food, music
Semi-retired after a career as librarian, researcher, library director and library school professor. Current research focuses on international and comparative librarianship, with an emphasis on research method and on the ethical and political economic aspects of international information relations. Recent publications on libraries in the political process, libraries and peace, and libraries in a post-truth environment.
Steven J. Bell is Associate University Librarian for Research and Instructional Services at Temple University. He writes and speaks about academic librarianship, learning technologies, design thinking, user experience and library leadership. Steven is a co-founder of the Blended Librarian’s Online earning Community on the Learning Times Network. He blogs at Designing Better Libraries, a blog about design thinking and library user experiences, and is the founding blogger of ACRLog. His column “From the Bell Tower” appears weekly at Library Journal’s Academic Newswire. He is co-author of the book “Academic Librarianship by Design” and editor of the book “Crucible Moments: Inspiring Library Leadership”. For additional information about Steven J. Bell or links to his projects, point your browser to http://stevenbell.info
Brea (Breanne) Henson is the Administrative Specialist for the Public services Division of University of North Texas Libraries. Ms. Henson assists librarians by assessment, event, instruction, and research support. Current projects that she is assisting with include an annotated bibliography on Liaison Pedagogy with Julie Leuzinger; The UNT Libraries Information Fluency Initiative Curriculum Mapping Project with Greg Hardin; Management Workshop Series for Public Services Librarians with Mary Ann Venner. She is currently working on an extensive research project, titled “Moving Toward a Praxis of Zen Librarianship: Expanding Librarianship with Mindfulness.” She presented a poster on this topic at the 2017 Texas Library Association Conference. She also continues research on Irish mythology and Celtic spirituality; pagan decadence in weird and Gothic literature; and theories related to linguistic othering, power, violence. Her aim is a humanities faculty-librarian position in the next few years.
As Ohio State’s Digital Humanities Librarian, I support the campus digital humanities network, consulting with faculty and graduate students on research and curricula, collaborating on projects, and coordinating learning opportunities for digital methods and tools. I publish on DH librarianship practices and on the celebrated British Romantic writer Mary Robinson, and I apply digital humanities methods to textual scholarship in my research.
Presentation: “Footprints Redux: Looking back, looking forward” (Association of Jewish Libraries Conference, Boston, MA, June 2018)
“Jewish Studies/Digital Humanities Resources: An Introduction,” Judaica Librarianship 20 (doi: https://doi.org/10.14263/2330-2976.1293)
Exhibition: “Yiddish at Columbia,” January 2018-June 2018 (Chang Gallery, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University)
“Old Texts and New Media: Jewish Books on the Move and …
Michelle Chesner is the Norman E. Alexander for Jewish Studies at Columbia University, as well as Council Member-At-Large for the Association of Jewish Libraries. She is a co-director for Footprints: Jewish Books Through Time and Place (footprints.ccnmtl.columbia.edu), and edits a column in Judaica Librarianship on Digital Humanities and Jewish Studies.
As the Open Knowledge Librarian at NCSU Libraries, Micah builds programs, initiatives, and communities around the idea that “open” is a core and defining principle of our current era. Micah serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, and will be a 2018-2019 Fulbright-Schuman Fellow studying open research practices and infrastructure in The Netherlands and Denmark.
I currently work as a bilingual access services assistant at Multnomah County Library’s Gregory Heights branch and am pursuing my MLS through Emporia State University, where I also serves as a graduate research assistant. My research interests include feminist film studies–particularly at the intersections of gender, race, sexuality, and affect–cultural studies, critical librarianship, and the digital humanities.