Christina Bell (MA, MLS) is the Humanities Librarian at Bates College, where she performs traditional liaison duties related to reference, instruction, and collection management. She supports digital scholarship and pedagogy in the humanities and is co-principal investigator of the Diverse BookFinder. Her research interests focus on critical pedagogy and instruction, feminism and gender studies, digital humanities, and the intersections of these topics within librarianship.
Debora Cheney currently serves as Interim Director, Client Support Services and Assistant CIO for Assessment and User Engagement at the University at Albany, SUNY. Her scholarly interests include instruction, the challenges large academic libraries face in providing access to news content for teaching and research, and the role of libraries in providing access to content that is increasingly electronic and delivered via the Internet. Her publications have included articles in Portal and Journal of Academic Librarianship and College and Research Libraries, and the chapter “Big Data, Text Mining and News Content: Where is the Big Data?” in Contemporary Research Methods and Data Analytics in the News Industry (IGI Global, 2015). She has presented her work at IFLA conferences, the ALA EBSS program, and other conferences.
Galadriel Chilton is the Director of Collections Initiatives for the Ivy Plus Libraries, a cooperative of 13 academic libraries in the United States. She earned her bachelor of arts at Berea College, and holds a master in library science from Indiana University, and a master of arts in educational technology and instructional design from San Diego State University.
Pamela Jones is the Executive Director of ConnectNY, a consortium of 19 private academic libraries in New York State. She has been in this role since 2015, responsible for the overall management of the organization. Prior to becoming the Executive Director, Pam was the Library Director at Medaille College. Her research interests are in leadership in libraries and non-profit corporations.
Rachel King is the Media Librarian at LIU Brooklyn. She previously worked as a reference and instruction librarian at LIM in Manhattan and Manhattan College in the Bronx. Her scholarly writing focuses on media access and preservation, as well as on the intersection of journalism and librarianship. She has also published articles in popular periodicals such as Salon, Tablet, and Atlas Obscura.
Beth Posner is the Head of Library Resource Sharing at The Graduate Center, CUNY. She is also a mentor and mentor-trainer with The IDS Project, a member of the Steering Committee of the Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative, and works with ALA RUSA STARS. She recently edited a book on
Kate Wittenberg is the Managing Director of Portico, a digital preservation service that is part of ITHAKA. Kate’s work focuses on issues at the intersection of digital technologies, academic libraries, and scholarly publishing, and the collaborations and partnerships within the scholarly community that will advance our work. Before coming to ITHAKA, Kate worked at Columbia University, where she founded a digital publishing partnership involving the libraries, the university press, and the academic information technology group.