Subject Specialization:

Digital Scholarship, Digital Humanities



Bio:

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About Me:

I am the Digital Scholarship Librarian at Villanova University, where I lead Falvey Memorial Library's Digital Scholarship program and assist faculty and students interested in integrating digital tools and methods into their research, teaching, and learning.  Prior to joining Falvey Memorial Library, I was an NCSU Libraries Fellow based in the Copyright & Digital Scholarship Center and User Experience Department at the NC State University Libraries. I was also the project manager on the Immersive Scholar Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant, where I worked with creative residents on the development of open-source visualization projects. My breadth of research interests includes digital humanities, data visualization, geographic information systems, scholarly communication, contemporary poetry, women studies and material culture in the long 18th-century. To learn more about my background, feel free to read more on Falvey’s blog.  You can also see a list of my upcoming presentations, publications, and current and past projects on Humanities Commons.

 

WHAT IS DIGITAL SCHOLARSHIP?

As the Digital Scholarship Librarian, I am often asked what exactly is digital scholarship (DS) and digital humanities (DH)?  DS and DH are interchangeable terms; both extend traditional methods of research by leveraging technologies (such as GIS mapping, visualization, and text and data mining) to advance research, teaching, and collaboration. While DH may fall under the umbrella of DS, it generally involves applying computational methods to humanities scholarship. Both DS and DH research projects and classroom assignments are inherently interdisciplinary and can vary widely in topic and scope.  If you are interested in learning more, I highly recommend the following resources:

 

HOW CAN I HELP YOU?

For students, I can:

  • Introduce you to a variety of digital tools and methods for your research.
  • Provide you with tutorials and resources for learning new technology skills.
  • Meet with you individually to hash out a research topic or digital class project.
  • Answer your questions via email, phone, in-person, or by web conference.
  • Tell you about our library services and resources.

For faculty, I can:

  • Act as a collaborator and provide technical expertise and project management for your digital scholarship or digital humanities research project.
  • Introduce you to a variety of digital tools and methods for your research.
  • Discuss ways to create digital pedagogy assignments for your classes and incorporate digital tools into your teaching.
  • Create customized workshops on digital humanities methods and tools for your course.
  • Recommend research grants for digital scholarship and/or digital humanities projects.
  • Meet with your students individually outside of class.
  • Act as a liaison, communicating your department's concerns and needs to library administration.
     

Contact Information:

Location: Room 218C Main

610-519-5391
Falvey Library, Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA, 19085



Education:

Indiana University Bloomington

  • Master of Library Science, Digital Libraries Specialization
  • Master of Information Science

California State University, Long Beach

  • Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry Specialization

Chapman University

  • Bachelor of Arts, English Literature