I am the Digital Scholarship Librarian at Villanova University, where I lead Falvey Memorial Library’s digital scholarship program and support faculty and students interested in integrating digital tools and methods into their research. Prior to joining Villanova University, I was an NCSU Libraries Fellow based in the Copyright & Digital Scholarship Center and User Experience Department at the NC State University Libraries. While I was working at NCSU, I was the project manager on the Immersive Scholar Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant. My research interests include digital pedagogy, digital humanities, scholarly communication, contemporary poetry, and women and material culture in the long 18th century.


M.L.S. Digital Libraries Specialization, Indiana University, Bloomington (2017)

M.I.S., Indiana University, Bloomington (2017)

M.F.A. Creative Writing, California State University, Long Beach (2011)

B.A. English Literature, Chapman University (2008)


Hayes E., Wills K. “Sarah Sophia Banks’s Coin Collection: Female Networks of Exchange.” (forthcoming September 2020). Women and the Art and Science of Collecting in Eighteenth-Century EuropeAbingdon: Routledge.

Hayes E., Wills K. “Visualizing Sarah Sophia Banks’s African Coin Collection.” (forthcoming June 2020). Interdisciplinary Digital Engagement & Humanities: DHSI Special Issue. University of Victoria Press, Victoria, BC

Waller M., Cross W., Hayes E. (2019) “The Open Textbook Toolkit: Developing a New Narrative for OER Support.” ACRL 2019 Conference Proceedings.

Gurley, W., Hayes, E., Vandegrift, M., Wust, M. (2018). “Three-Fold Approach.” [Blog Post]. Immersive Scholar Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant.

Chen PY., Hayes E., Larivière V., Sugimoto CR. (2018) “Social reference managers and their users: A survey of demographics and ideologies.” PLOS ONE 13(8): e0202315.



  • American Library Association (ALA) (Member 2014 – present)

  • Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) (Member 2014 – present)

  • Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH) (Member 2017-present)

  • American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) (Member 2018-present)

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