The PEGI Project Team
These project Steering Committee members are experts in various aspects of electronic government information and/or digital preservation and access
PEGI Steering Committee
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT GREENSBORO
Dr. Halbert is the Dean of Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Dr. Halbert previously served as Dean of the Libraries at the University of North Texas since 2009. His experience also includes serving as Director for Digital Innovations at Emory University and Head of Library Networked Systems at Rice University. Dr. Halbert earned his Ph.D. at the Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts at Emory University, a Masters of Library and Information Science from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Rice University.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS
Robbie Sittel is the Government Information Librarian at the University of North Texas. She oversees the Eagle Commons Library, a campus branch library that houses a number of specialized services including UNT’s Government Information Connection, the Funding Information Network, and GIS services. The Government Information Connection was recognized as a Depository Library of the Year in 2015. Ms. Sittel is dedicated to preservation and access of Government information, specifically digital-born information. She is involved in a number of initiatives aimed at raising awareness on this issue. Prior to becoming an academic librarian, Ms. Sittel spent 9 years as Documents Coordinator for the Tulsa City-County Library where she was engaged state-wide in promoting and teaching the value and use of Government information. She is an active member of ALA and has held leadership roles in TLA GODORT. Ms. Sittel promotes civic engagement on the UNT campus and throughout the Denton, Texas community, serving on the board of the League of Women Voters, and through her membership in the Benjamin Lyon Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI
Marie Concannon is Head of Government Information and Data Archives at the University of Missouri, a regional institution in the Federal Depository Library Program. A former Depository Library Council Chair (2015) and winner of the ALA-GODORT Bernadine Abbott Hoduski Founders Award (2014), her latest research interest involves access to state government information. She is lead organizer for a statewide conference designed to bridge the gap between Missouri's libraries, archives and government agencies, titled "Sunshine and Missouri's Digital Future."
Contact link: http://library.missouri.edu/contactus/concannon
James R. Jacobs (email@example.com) is the US Government Information Librarian at Stanford University Libraries where he supports the research needs of the university, and works on both traditional collection development as well as digital projects like LOCKSS-USDOCS and Web harvesting. He received his MSLIS in 2002 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a member of ALA’s Government Documents Roundtable (GODORT) and served a 3-year term (2009 – 2012) on Depository Library Council to the Public Printer, including serving as DLC Chair from 2011 – 2012. He is a co-founder of Free Government Information (freegovinfo.info) and Radical Reference (radicalreference.info) and is on the board of Question Copyright, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes a better public understanding of the history and effects of copyright, and encourages the development of alternatives to information monopolies. A longer bio including a list of his publications and presentations can be found at Free Government Information (http://freegovinfo.info/node/972).
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT GREENSBORO
Lynda Kellam is the Data Services and Government Information Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s University Libraries and the Assistant Director of the International & Global Studies program. She is the co-author of Numeric Data Services and Sources for the General Reference Librarian (2011) and co-editor of Databrarianship: The Academic Data Librarian in Theory and Practice (2016). She received her MA in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, her MLIS from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and is a PhD student in the Department of History at UNCG. She blogs at https://lyndamkreads.wordpress.com/
ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
Shari Laster is the Head of Open Stack Collections at Arizona State University Library. In addition to extensive prior experience as a government information librarian, she also currently serves as chair of the Government Documents Round Table of the American Library Association, and is a past chair of the Depository Library Council, the advisory body for the Federal Depository Library Program.
Scott Matheson is Associate Law Librarian for Technical Services at the Lillian Goldman Law Library. He has worked as a depository coordinator and in public services in law libraries. He served on the Depository Library Council from 2014-2017 and as chair in 2016-17.
CENTER FOR RESEARCH LIBRARIES
Bernard F. Reilly is President of the Center for Research Libraries. He has written and spoken widely on issues surrounding the integrity and survival of critical documentation and evidence. Since 2001 he has led the growth and expansion of CRL as an international consortium devoted to supporting advanced research in the humanities, sciences and social sciences. Reilly was previously Director of Research and Access at the Chicago History Museum, where he directed digitization and dissemination of the CHM library, archives, and architecture, audio, television, and photography collections. From 1987 until 1997 Reilly served as Head of the Curatorial Section in the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress.
CENTER FOR RESEARCH LIBRARIES
Marie Waltz is Special Projects Librarian in the International Resources Department of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL). Ms. Waltz works on CRL preservation activities. Some of her ongoing responsibilities are the certification of digital repositories and the assemblage of the JSTOR print archive. Marie has worked at CRL since 2001. Prior to working at CRL she was an Information Specialist for PepsiCo and she began her professional career at the San Diego County Law Library. Marie received her Master's in Library Science from Indiana University in Bloomington.
ADDITIONAL PROJECT TEAM MEMBERS
Dr. Katherine Skinner (@educopia) is the Executive Director of the Educopia Institute, a not-for-profit educational organization that builds networks and collaborative communities to help cultural, scientific, and scholarly institutions achieve greater impact. In that capacity, she has helped to found and guide such community-driven endeavors as the MetaArchive Cooperative, the Library Publishing Coalition and the BitCurator Consortium. Skinner received her Ph.D. from Emory University. She has co-edited three books and has authored and co-authored numerous reports and articles. She is currently Principal Investigator for research projects on continuing education (Nexus LAB), digital preservation (News on the Margins, OSSArcFlow), and scholarly communication (TeachLP). She regularly teaches graduate courses and workshops in digital librarianship and preservation topics, and provides consultation services to groups that are planning or implementing digital scholarship and digital preservation programs.
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
Wiggin began her career as a cultural historian, and ecological concerns increasingly animate her teaching and writing, as well as engagement projects at the intersection of public humanities and citizen science.
With students at the University of Pennsylvania, Wiggin co-founded the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities in 2014. With a start-up grant of $10k, PPEH has grown rapidly, now with the support of a grant for $1.5 million from the Mellon Foundation. PPEH also convenes the public Schuykill River and Urban Waters Research seminar, a collaboration with Drexel University and Bartram's Garden in Philadelphia. In late fall 2016, PPEH Fellows created Data Refuge, a public engagement project about US climate and environmental data that has garnered world-wide attention and support. With the support of Penn Libraries and many other partners in libraries and universities across the country, over 50 Data Rescue events had been held by May 2017. That same month, Data Refuge also co-organized the first meeting of the Libraries+ Network, a convening of over sixty organizations from government, archives, libraries, research, advocacy, open science and open data organizations. Now also with support from the National Geographic Foundation, Data Refuge continues its work across sectors to collect stories about the array of uses that local communities make of federal environmental data and about the kinds of data local and regional communities need at a time of rapid anthropogenic climate change.
Join in @PPEHLab @DataRefuge #SchuylkillCorps
SCHOLARLY PUBLISHING AND ACADEMIC RESOURCES COALITION (SPARC)
Heather Joseph serves as the Executive Director of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), a library-based organization that support open access to the results of scholarly and scientific research through enabling open access publishing and archiving channels, programs, and advocacy for local, national and international open access policies. She has focused SPARC’s efforts on supporting new models for the open sharing of digital articles, data and educational resources. Under her stewardship, SPARC has become widely recognized as the leading international force for effective open access policies and practices.