MemberZbigniew Osiński

From 1996 to this day – I am employed at the Faculty of Humanities MCS University in Lublin: 1996-1999 employed as a teaching assistant, 1999 –  2008 as an assistant professor at the Institute of History; 2008 – 2012 as an assistant professor at the Institute of Library and Information Science, from 2012 as an associate professor at the same institute; from 2009 I’m a chief of Department of Information Science; Research interests: Information science: educational and scientific Internet database; sources for humanities research available on the Internet; Internet as a space for humanists scientific communication; information architecture and usability of educational and scientific services; bibliometrics and webometrics; Digital humanities: information visualization and data analysis of large collections of text and graphics objects, the efficiency of transfer of information and knowledge through infographics, humanities on the Internet;

MemberAnna Newman

I am a librarian who is passionate about open knowledge and public humanities. Currently I’m a Librarian for Digital Academic Strategies at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. I previously worked as the Open Access Specialist at Boston University and received my M.S. in Library and Information Science from Simmons College. In my career as a librarian, I have advocated for open access to information, educated others about open access practices, and coordinated programming to promote the use of open educational resources. I am also active in a number of public humanities projects that promote community building, self-reflection, and social justice. I am a member of the SPARC Open Education Leadership Program 2018-19 cohort.

MemberMark Wardecker

I’m an instructional technologist with a background in classical studies English literature, and library and information science. Some particular areas of interest are Latin poetry, Roman history, and sensational literature of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries.   I am also interested in the digital humanities/liberal arts and how digital scholarly communication is changing not only how content is being shared but the nature of that content, itself. Lately, I have been working a great deal with virtual and augmented reality, 3D fabrication, games, and simulations.

MemberCorinne Kennedy

Corinne Kennedy serves as Assistant Professor/Humanities Librarian atMississippi State University (MSU).  Previously, she was employed in the Architecture Library at the Georgia Institute of Technology (GA Tech) from 2010 – 2017.  She graduated from the University of Georgia in May 2007 with a bachelor’s in fine arts in Art History. Ms. Kennedy went on to receive a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Southern Mississippi in May 2013, graduating with honors.  Her research and teaching interests incorporate the use of images to teach advanced research skills.  Recently, she completedthe National Endowment for the Humanities Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities: Textual Data and Digital Texts in the Undergraduate Classroom.  Currently, Ms. Kennedy resides in Starkville, MS, USA.  

MemberMichelle Urberg

…PhD, Music History and Theory, University of Chicago
MS, Library and Information Science, University of Illinois
MA, Music History and Theory, University of Chicago
BA, Music and Religion Honors, Concordia College-Moorhead…

I have a PhD in Music History and my MS in Library and Information Science and am passionate about digital humanities projects, information literacy, and open access publishing. As a professional, my work enables access to serials and electronic monographs through careful metadata curation. As a scholar, I explore how students become digitally literate in the context of higher education, how medieval monastics learned to read and write, and what role digital literacy plays in our increasingly computer-dependent society. I am currently exploring the role of libraries in fostering robust institutional support for digital scholarship, including open access publishing and developing long-term preservation, access and discovery of born-digital projects.

MemberKayla Dold

I am from Perth, Ontario and have lived in Ottawa for the past 4 years, excluding the year I spent abroad in Edinburgh, UK. I work as a student assistant for Research Support Services in Carleton’s MacOdrum Library, and I have spent the last three summers as the Children’s Programming Assistant for the Perth and District Union Public Library.  I plan on earning a Master of Arts in Political Science and then a Master of Arts in Library and Information Science to hopefully become a research librarian one day. My current academic interests include the politics of identity and nationalism, and how the two interact and manifest themselves on the international stage. In particular, I am interested in the relationship between Scottish and British national identities after the 1707 Act of Union and how they created a legacy inherited by Scots today. I find the tension between identifying as Scottish and/or British fascinating in light of the UK’s current political climate, which includes Brexit and SNP independence talks. I also find the current political climate in Spain, concerning Catalonian independence, interesting in light of the SNP’s declaration this spring that Catalonian independence is a ‘sister cause’.