Brett Bobley serves as the Chief Information Officer for the U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and is also the Director of the agency’s Office of Digital Humanities (ODH). Under ODH, Brett has put in place new grant programs aimed at supporting innovative research projects that use computational methods for analyzing text, sound, images, and other cultural heritage materials in pursuit of humanities scholarship. Brett’s office currently has international grant programs in place with Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands. Brett has also worked extensively with the library community, embarking on collaborative projects with the IMLS, CLIR, and the ARL. Brett has a master’s degree in computer science from the Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Chicago. In 2007, Brett was recognized by the President of the United States for his exceptional long-term accomplishments with a Presidential Rank Award.
Stephanie Davis-Kahl is the Scholarly Communications Librarian and Associate Professor at The Ames Library at Illinois Wesleyan University. She provides leadership for the education, development, and support of scholarly communication programs and initiatives at Illinois Wesleyan. She works with students, faculty and staff to provide guidance on author rights, copyright, open access, and undergraduate student publishing. As the Managing Faculty Co-Editor of the Undergraduate Economic Review, she works closely with students on all aspects of the publishing process. She also provides research consultation, collection development and information literacy instruction to a number of departments at IWU, and is involved in faculty governance. She is also active in the Association for College and Research Libraries (ACRL). Her research interests include library publishing, undergraduate research, and scholarly communication programs at liberal arts colleges. She earned her BA in East Asian Studies from Oberlin College and her MS in Library Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Jill Emery is the Collection Development Librarian at Portland State University Library. She is a past-president of the North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) and the social media specialist for Electronic Resources & Libraries, LLC. Jill serves as a current member of the Charleston Advisor editorial board and author of the column “Heard on the Net.” She is also on the editorial board of Insights: the UKSG journal. In 2004 Jill was recognized as a Library Journal “Mover and Shaker” for her work with electronic resource management and her interest in the advent of open access content. With Graham Stone, Information Resource Manager, University of Huddersfield, she has co-created two blog/wikis featuring best practices, crowdsourced by and for the international library community: TERMS: Techniques for Electronic Resource Management and OAWAL: Open Access Workflows for Academic Librarians. The TERMS project was published as Library Technology Report V.49 #2 in February /March 2013 and OAWAL was launched in March 2014 and is still in development.
Micah Vandegrift is Florida State University’s first Scholarly Communication Librarian. He writes and publishes on the evolving role of the librarian in the research lifecycle, including the academic librarian’s open access responsibility; knowledge of scholarly communication issues as foundational information literacy; and the creation, building, and maintenance of collaborative partnerships around the university. Micah also serves on the editorial board for In the Library with the Lead Pipe and the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication. He is a member of the first THATCamp Council, and is Florida State University Library’s liaison to the Library Publishing Coalition and the Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions.