Keynotes

Safiya Noble

Safiya Noble

University of Southern California

Dr. Safiya U. Noble is an assistant professor at the University of Southern California (USC) Annenberg School of Communication. She is the recipient of a Hellman Fellowship and the UCLA Early Career Award. Noble’s academic research focuses on the design of digital media platforms on the internet and their impact on society. Her work is both sociological and interdisciplinary, marking the ways that digital media impacts and intersects with issues of race, gender, culture, and technology design. Her critically-acclaimed monograph on racist and sexist algorithmic bias in commercial search engines is entitled Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism (NYU Press).

Tara Robertson is an intersectional feminist who uses data and research to advocate for equality and inclusion. She has more than 10 years experience making open source and tech communities more diverse and welcoming. Her core values are social justice, collaboration and all things open–open source, open access and open education. Her curiosity and delight in connecting people come together in person and online, where she can often be found asking good questions. Read more on her personal website.

Speakers

Valerie Addonizio

Valerie Addonizio

Johns Hopkins University

Sara Allain

Sara Allain

Artefactual

Tammy Allgood Wolf

Tammy Allgood Wolf

Arizon State University Library

Tammy Allgood Wolf is currently an Associate Librarian and Director of Discovery Services at Arizona State University Library for all 8 libraries on 5 campuses. She is responsible for providing leadership in the development, implementation, and assessment of policies, practices and technologies designed to enhance online strategy and discovery. Tammy currently manages the ASU Library Discovery Services development team and serves on the Arizona State University Web Standards Committee, the Digital Strategy Board, and the ASU Voice Search Task Force.

Talk: Optimizing Library Web Content for Voice Search

Helen Bailey

Helen Bailey

MIT Libraries

Librarian, programmer, data geek, comedian. Not necessarily in that order. Currently an Application Developer/Analyst at MIT Libraries.

Talk: Looking for Some Hot Stuff: Collaborating on the Disco Index Project

Michaela Blackham

Michaela Blackham

Aten Design Group

Ashley Blewer

Ashley Blewer

Artefactual

Craig Boman

Craig Boman

Miami University Libraries

May Chan

May Chan

University of Toronto Libraries

Jason A. Clark

Jason A. Clark

Montana State University Library

As the Head of Special Collections & Archival Informatics, I build and direct the archival branch of the Montana State University (MSU) Library. In my work, I have focused on Semantic Web development, digital library development, metadata and data modeling, web services and APIs, search engine optimization, and interface design.

Talk: Of Ethics, Users, and Data: Building a National Conversation for Web Privacy and Web Analytics

Ellie Collier

Ellie Collier

EBSCO Information Services

Hector Correa

Hector Correa

Brown University

Workshop: Solr for newbies

Steven Cutchin

Steven Cutchin

Boise State

Tristan Dahn

Tristan Dahn

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Madeline Dale

Madeline Dale

EBSCO Information Services

Jenn Dandle

Jenn Dandle

UC San Diego Library

Katherine Deibel

Katherine Deibel

Syracuse University Libraries

Kate Deibel is the Inclusion & Accessibility Librarian at Syracuse University Libraries in New York. She has a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Washington but would much rather talk about web comics, chili peppers, technology adoption, and changing the world.

Talk: The Websites that Librarians Love... but are they ACCESSIBLE?!?

Workshop: Leveling Up Your Accessibility Skills: The ARIA Feat

Workshop: Advocating for Library Accessibility: An Introduction

Eric Frierson

Eric Frierson

EBSCO Information Services

Sheree Fu

Sheree Fu

Cal State LA

Noah Geraci

Noah Geraci

UC Riverside

Jeff Gerhard

Jeff Gerhard

Georgetown Law Library

Jeff has been working for over a decade in metadata and digital initiatives, but is relatively new to the title of "librarian." He lives in Baltimore, calls DC his hometown, and has a lot of opinions about librarianship, technology, information, and also everything else.

Talk: Ringers of Jupyter: The Jupyter Notebook As Faux Web App

Sebastian Hammer

Sebastian Hammer

Index Data

Adriane Hanson

Adriane Hanson

University of Georgia

Teresa Hebron

Teresa Hebron

Mountain West Digital Library

Metadata/Systems Librarian at Mountain West Digital Library

Talk: Aggregation Without Aggravation: auditing metadata at scale

Drew Heles

Drew Heles

Johns Hopkins University

Eric Hellman

Eric Hellman

Free Ebook Foundation

Eric Hellman is Co-Founder and President of the Free Ebook Foundation. After 10 years doing physics research at Bell Labs, Eric got interested in electronic publishing, started an e-journal, started a company, built linking technology for libraries, sold that company to OCLC and worked there a few years, started blogging (at Go To Hellman), and then started working to make free ebooks work for libraries and everyone else. Eric has been raising awareness about "privacy leakage" in the internet services of libraries and scholarly publishers and has volunteered with the Library Freedom Project to promote encryption for library and publishing websites.

Talk: "Blockchain for Libraries" is Snake Oil

Emily Higgs

Emily Higgs

North Carolina State University

Emily Higgs is an NCSU Libraries Fellow at North Carolina State University. There, she works in the Special Collections Research Center on access and discovery for born-digital materials, and in Learning Spaces & Services on interactive library exhibits.

Talk: Natural Language Processing for Discovery of Born-Digital Records

Bernadette Irizarry

Bernadette Irizarry

VLVT / Velvet Hammer Design

A creative leader with her roots in graphic design and sculpture, Bern Irizarry has built and led cross-disciplinary teams for over 20 years. She has researched and developed award-winning products and experiences for Fortune 500 companies and late stage startups as Founder and CEO of Velvet Hammer Design. Bern delights in combining the aesthetic with the usable and holds two patents in color selection methods. She also gives back to the UX community, heading the Los Angeles Ladies that UX Chapter.

Talk: Ethics for information professionals

Workshop: Practicing ethics in information professions

Rhonda Kauffman

Rhonda Kauffman

MIT Libraries

Rhonda is the metadata librarian at MIT Libraries in Cambridge where she focuses on metadata things of any kind, heads up the Metadata Knowledge Series, and moonlights as a zine librarian and adjunct professor.

Talk: Looking for Some Hot Stuff: Collaborating on the Disco Index Project

David Keiser-Clark

David Keiser-Clark

Williams College

Huda Khan

Huda Khan

Cornell University

Shawn Kiewel

Shawn Kiewel

University of Georgia

Pujit Koirala

Pujit Koirala

Minnesota State University

I am a Graduate Assistant at Minnesota State University, Mankato working in the Collection Management Technology group within Technical Services.

Talk: Enrich Library Collection Analysis using Python

Conny Liegl

Conny Liegl

California Polytechnic State University

Natalia Lopez

Natalia Lopez

NCSU Libraries

Dominique Luster

Dominique Luster

Carnegie Museum of Art

Dominique Luster, is a native of Kentucky transplanted to Pittsburgh and currently serves as the Teenie Harris Archivist at Carnegie Museum of Art. She has an undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky in Theatre Design and Technology, and an MLIS in Archives and Information Management Science from the University of Pittsburgh. She also studied at the Freie Universität Berlin in Germany as a Fulbright scholar, but has sadly lost almost all of her German.

Talk: Machine Learning and Metadata with the Charles Teenie Harris Archive

Emily Lynema

Emily Lynema

North Caroline State University

Harish Maringanti

Harish Maringanti

The University of Utah

Derek Merleaux

Derek Merleaux

Born-Digital

Jeff Mixter

Jeff Mixter

OCLC Research

Jeff Mixter works as a software engineer at OCLC Research. His work focuses on linked data and digital humanities research. He holds Bachelor's Degrees in History and German from The Ohio State University as well as Master's Degrees in Library Information Science and Information Architecture/Knowledge Management from Kent State University.

Talk: Using MediaWiki + WikiBase as a platform for library linked data: a pilot study

Jill Morris

Jill Morris

Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium (PALCI)

Jeremy Nelson

Jeremy Nelson

Stanford University

Kaitlin Newson

Kaitlin Newson

Scholars Portal

Colin Nickels

Colin Nickels

NCSU Libraries

Andreas Orphanides

Andreas Orphanides

NCSU Libraries

Dre is Associate Head, User Experience at the NCSU Libraries. He thinks about systems. A lot.

Talk: Shear forces: a conceptual model for understanding (and coping with) risk, change, and technical debt

Workshop: Fail4Lib 2019

Jordan Pedersen

Jordan Pedersen

University of Toronto

Jason Priem

Jason Priem

Impactstory

As an Information Science PhD student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Jason led the creation of the field of altmetrics--coining the term, authoring the influential Altmetrics Manifesto, and leading the first altmetrics workshops. He left the doctoral program in 2013 to co-found Impactstory, a nonprofit that grew out of his dissertation work. Since then Impactstory has received funding from the US National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the Arcadia Fund, and continues to work building software tools that promote the growth of open science. Jason’s latest project with Impactstory is Unpaywall, an open database of 20 million free-to-read scholarly papers used by millions of researchers and lay readers worldwide.

Talk: Why building a complete index of open access to research articles is hard and how you can help

Shalini Ramachandran

Shalini Ramachandran

University of Southern California

Veronica Ramshaw

Veronica Ramshaw

American University of Sharjah

Veronica Ramshaw has worked at the American University of Sharjah ("it's next-door to Dubai") for over 4 years as the Web Services Librarian. She has previously worked at McGill, where she completed her Masters; at the CBC; and got her start in libraries at the Guelph Public Library.

Talk: Building A Better Database List with APIs

Sarah Rice

Sarah Rice

Seneb Consulting

Sarah Rice is an information architect with over two decades of strategy and consulting experience, designing and executing excellent user experiences for companies such as Google, Sony, Sun Microsystems, Microsoft, eBay, Princess Cruises and Yahoo! She has a master's degree in Information Science and consults with a number of user experience firms. She served on the Board of Directors of the Information Architecture Institute, is active in the Information Architecture Conference (formerly the IA Summit). She also speaks regularly at industry conferences.

Talk: Ethics for information professionals

Workshop: Practicing ethics in information professions

Ben Rosner

Ben Rosner

Barnard College

Dhanushka Samarakoon

Dhanushka Samarakoon

The University of Utah

Carli Spina

Carli Spina

Fashion Institute of Technology

Carli Spina is the Head of Research and Instructional Services at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She holds a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, an MLIS from Simmons GSLIS, and an M.Ed. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She presents, teaches, and writes about Universal Design, accessibility, and technology in libraries. Most recently, she co-authored ARL's SPEC Kit 358: Accessibility and Universal Design and published an article on social media accessibility in Marketing Libraries Journal. She can be contacted on twitter as @CarliSpina.

Talk: Get To Know WCAG 2.1

Clara Turp

Clara Turp

McGill University Libraries

Clara Turp is a metadata analyst librarian at McGill University Libraries. As part of the Collection Services, she proposes automated solutions to metadata challenges to improve access to electronic resources or simplify current processes. She also work with the library's authentication systems.

Talk: Automating link management: When institutional infrastructure works against you

Astrid Usong

Astrid Usong

Stanford University

Tim Walsh

Tim Walsh

Concordia University

Tim Walsh is a librarian, digital preservationist, and software developer employed as the Digital Preservation Librarian at Concordia University Library in Montreal, Canada. He is the developer of several open-source digital preservation utilities, including Brunnhilde, a reporting tool for disk images and directories of files, and Bulk Reviewer, an application for identifying and managing sensitive and confidential information in digital archives.

Talk: Building REST API-backed Single Page Applications (SPAs) with Vue.js

Josh Weisman

Josh Weisman

Ex Libris

Nathan Wittmaier

Nathan Wittmaier

Mid-Continent Public Library

Scott W. H. Young

Scott W. H. Young

Montana State University Library

Hi. I'm Scott, a librarian and designer building a human-centered library at Montana State University.

Talk: Of Ethics, Users, and Data: Building a National Conversation for Web Privacy and Web Analytics

Eli Zoller

Eli Zoller

Northeastern University Libraries