Hannah Frost is Manager of Product and Service Management at Stanford Libraries. She leads the team responsible for specifying, managing, and delivering digital library services including digitization, project management, born-digital archiving, web archiving, and repository-based preservation and publishing services. Hannah is the Product Manager for the Hydra-in-a-Box project and a Co-Investigator of the “Always Already Computational: Collections as Data” project, both funded by IMLS. Hannah is participating on the advisory board because she has observed the dearth of information about how digital library content is actually being used. With better metrics of object reuse, libraries can tune their digital library products and services to anticipate and to more effectively meet the real-life needs of users of all kinds.
Emily Gore is the Director for Content of the Digital Public Library of America. In this role, Emily provides strategic vision for DPLA content and metadata, coordinates content and collections workflows and oversees the DPLA Hubs program. Much of Gore’s current daily work focuses on identifying and helping to establish new Service Hubs for DPLA. Before joining DPLA, Emily served as Associate Dean for Digital Scholarship and Technology at Florida State University Libraries. Emily’s 15 year career in libraries has largely focused on building digital collection collaborations among cultural heritage institutions. During her career, Emily has received over $4 million in grant funding for this work. She has an MLIS from the University of Alabama, a BA from Clemson University and is a 2011 graduate of the Frye Leadership Institute. In her spare time, Emily enjoys being on the water. Emily grew up on the North Carolina coast and enjoys swimming and boating in the Intracostal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean as much as possible. Emily has a Harlequin Great Dane named Ella who is her pride and joy; as such, this is her favorite DPLA item. Emily’s also a bit of a music junkie who has a vault of music lyrics in her head. This has earned her the nickname “Juke” among a number of her close friends.
Krystyna K. Matusiak is an Associate Professor in the Library & Information Science Program (LIS) at the University of Denver. Prior to accepting her position at the University of Denver, Krystyna was the Head of the Digitization Unit at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She worked as a Digital Collections Librarian for ten years and designed over 20 distinct digital collections. She earned her MLIS and PhD from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her research interests focus on digital libraries, digitization of cultural heritage materials, visual information, and user studies. Her book, Digital Libraries: Research and Practice, co-authored with Dr. Iris Xie was published by in 2016.
Ms. Phoenix has more than 30 years’ experience at nonprofit organizations and extensive project management experience. Responsible for the overall operations of the HBCU Library Alliance, her duties include providing leadership in developing strategic and financial planning, managing an organizational budget with the Board of Directors, managing, publicizing and promoting grant-related activities of the organization, and promoting active participation on grant projects by member institutions. Prior to assuming this role, Ms. Phoenix served as Executive Services Librarian at LYRASIS where served as Project Manager for a two-year Gates Foundation Opportunity Online Grant project resulting in $1.7M grant funding. She believes in the power of knowledge, the power of the endless contributions of people of color, and the power of the library in strengthening community. Ms. Phoenix is committed to the goals and vision of the HBCU Library Alliance and its future directions in supporting HBCU libraries. In her free time, she enjoys vegetable gardening, spending time with twin rescue dogs Lilly and Sissy, and the compelling message of the djembe drum.
Dorothea Salo is a Faculty Associate in the iSchool at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She teaches “Introduction to Digital Information” and “Code and Power” in the undergraduate Digital Studies program, as well as courses on metadata, linked data, libraries and publishing industries, and digital libraries on the master’s level. She has written and presented internationally on privacy, scholarly publishing, copyright, institutional repositories, linked data, and data curation. She holds an MA in Library and Information Studies and another in Spanish from UW-Madison.
Ali Shiri is a Professor at the School of Library and Information Studies in the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. He completed his PhD in information science at the University of Strathclyde, Department of Computer and Information Sciences in Glasgow, Scotland. Ali previously worked as a Senior Researcher at the Centre for Digital Library Research (CDLR) in the University of Strathclyde. Currently, he teaches graduate courses in the areas of digital libraries and digital information organization and retrieval. His research areas centre on digital libraries, search user interfaces, user interaction with digital information, and metadata and learning analytics. From 2009 to 2011, Ali completed a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)-funded project, developing multilingual visual search interfaces for the UNESCO digital library. His current SSHRC-funded research project, titled Digital Library North: Creating a Path for Information Access in Canada’s North, focuses on the development of a digital library infrastructure in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region in the Western Arctic to address the information needs of northern communities and to provide a digital platform for cultural heritage access and preservation.