2023 ILiADS Steering Committee Nominations
Nominations for Vice-Chair
Associate Professor & Digital Humanities Librarian, Washington and Lee University
Mackenzie K. Brooks is Associate Professor & Digital Humanities Librarian at Washington and Lee University. At W&L, she is the Program Coordinator for the Digital Culture and Information program and teaches courses on humanities data, born digital archives, and scholarly editing. Previously, she worked as Metadata Librarian at W&L and at Loyola University Chicago. She received her MLIS from Dominican University. Her research focuses on digital pedagogy, text encoding and publication, and metadata. Her work appears in the Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy, College and Undergraduate Libraries, and Art Documentation.
Every year in my activity report I’m asked to list the three things I want to highlight. Every year, ILiADS is on that list. Since the first institute in 2015, this community has played a major role in my professional life. I’ve been a team member, a liaison, and recently a Steering Committee member. I choose to highlight ILiADS because I believe in its values and its community. After our pandemic break and then a virtual year, it was so gratifying to come back together at Grinnell and see that the magic was still there. ILiADS is about developing projects and teams, but what I find most valuable is the way that ILiADS has something to offer to every attendee. Participants connect across teams and institutions and come away with personal and professional connections, mentoring, resources, and validation. That being said, we have work to do as an organization to ensure sustainability and access. I’m excited at the prospect of continuing that work as Vice-Chair.
Nominations for Liaison Coordinator
Assistant Director of Educational Technology, Washington College
Raven is the Assistant Director of Educational Technology at Washington College. With over 10 years of experience in collaborative project-based curriculum and instructional design, she currently specializes in AR & VR in instruction leading the Virtual/Augmented Reality Digital Imaging Studio [VARDIS] at her institution. Raven and her team attended ILiADS in 2018 to develop their app prototype, PocketMuseum, for their Augmented Archives project. Having experienced first hand the transformational impact of ILiADS, she then served as a liaison for the 2019 and 2022 summer institutes to support other project teams.
I am excited to stand for the position of Liaison Coordinator on the 2023 ILiADS Steering Committee. What our project team experienced when we first attended ILiADS in 2018 was nothing short of transformational–not only did the institute propel our project forward, but it also broadened our perspective for the work we were doing and set the stage for future digital scholarship work at our institution. The role of the liaison was essential to this transformational experience–the benefit of a liaison’s expertise and outside perspective made all the difference for our project team and I have seen this impact mirrored in each of the subsequent ILiADS I have attended. Having twice served as an ILiADS liaison, I am familiar with the needs of this role and am eager to help match project teams with liaisons and to support ILiADS liaisons in their work with project teams.
Nominations for Review Committee Chair
Digital Liberal Arts Specialist, Grinnell College
Tierney Steelberg is a Digital Liberal Arts Specialist at Grinnell College’s Digital Liberal Arts Collaborative, a role she has held since fall 2020. Prior to arriving at Grinnell, she was the Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship Technologist at Guilford College.
I would be honored to serve as your next Review Committee Chair: I have the collaboration and organizational skills, the ILiADS knowledge, and the digital project management expertise needed to support the ILiADS Steering Committee in this role. I have attended ILiADS 3 times as a project team member over the course of my digital scholarship career, most recently at this past summer’s Institute, which Grinnell College hosted: this experience has fostered in me both a deep commitment to the mission of ILiADS and a good working knowledge of ILiADS logistics. Additionally, I co-lead Grinnell’s undergraduate digital scholarship fellows program, and I am experienced with taking in digital project proposals and matching them up with the right source of support. I believe I have the skills, experience, and love for ILiADS necessary to serve as Review Committee Chair – thank you for your consideration!
Nominations for Communications Coordinator
Assistant Professor, Humanities and Digital Scholarship Librarian, Grinnell College
Liz Rodrigues is Assistant Professor, Humanities and Digital Scholarship Librarian at Grinnell College. Prior to coming to Grinnell, she was a Council of Library and Information Resources Postdoctoral Fellow at the Temple University Digital Scholarship Center. At Grinnell, she is a co-lead of the Vivero Digital Scholarship Fellows program.
I am excited to be a candidate for the Communication Coordinator Position. I have been involved with ILiADS as a team participant, a liaison, and proposal reviewer. As well, my institution (Grinnell College) hosted ILiADS in 2022, and I served as the local arrangements coordinator. As a graduate student, I served as the Communications Chair for our union, the Graduate Employees’ Organization AFT Local 3550, coordinating email, print, and website communication. While there are numerous communication duties associated with ILiADS and meeting these core responsibilities would be my first priority, I would also like to explore the possibility of working with ILiADS community members beyond the steering committee to develop additional website content, such as testimonials, to support future fundraising and project recruitment efforts.