Officers/Committee Convenors

Officer Position Descriptions and Duties

Officer Biographies

Chair – Kevin Comerford

Kevin is an Assistant Professor of Librarianship and Digital Initiatives Librarian at the University of New Mexico Libraries. He is based in the Center for Southwest Research where he has developed a variety of open access and digital libraries applications. Kevin also serves as the chair of the University Libraries research data management initiative. He holds a Master of Information Science degree from the University of North Texas and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Texas Christian University. Previously he was the Group Manager for Media Content Management at Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, Washington (1995-2008), a systems developer for the Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas (1995) and the Visual Resources Manager for the Dallas Museum of Art (1990-1995).

Chair-Elect – Eka Grguric

Eka is an MLIS candidate at the University of British Columbia iSchool, SLAIS (School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies) with special interest in Human Computer and Human Information Interaction. At the moment, Eka works as a co-op student for UBC Library IT and a student librarian for Askaway (a British Columbia wide virtual reference service).

Communications – Virginia (Ginnie) Dressler

Virginia is currently the Digital Projects Librarian at Kent State University. Her experience and background includes almost ten years of digital content production and digital project management in a variety of settings, from academic libraries to museums. Virginia’s current research interest involves applications of Linked Data and Open Access platforms for digital collections. She holds a Master of Library and Information Science (Kent State University, 2007) and a Master of Art Gallery and Museum Studies (University of Leeds, 2003).

Treasurer/Secretary – Lizzy Rolando

Elizabeth (Lizzy) Rolando is the Research Data Librarian in the Scholarly Communications and Digital Curation Department at the Georgia Tech Library. She graduated from UCLA in 2012 with a specialization in Informatics, and her research was centered on the data practices of science and technology researchers.

Membership – Lyne Da Sylva

Educated first at the University of Ottawa and then in Montréal and Geneva, Lyne has a multidisciplinary background (in Mathematics, Computer Science, Linguistics and Computational Linguistics).  She is now Associate Professor at the École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l’information (EBSI) at the Université de Montréal. Prior to this, she spent several years doing research and development work in Natural Language Processing (NLP), including four years in the private sector.

Webmaster – Matthew Murray

Matthew is an MLIS student at the University of British Columbia School of Library, Archival & Information Studies in Vancouver, Canada. Currently, he works as a digitizer at the UBC Library Digitization Centre. He co-presented a poster about Raspberry Pi computers and makerbrarians at the 2014 ASIS&T conference. You can find out more about him on his personal website.

Past Chair – Kevin Comerford

Committee Conveners (appointed positions created in 2012-13)

Digital Liaisons Committee for AM 2015 convened by Alyson Gamble
Webinar Committee convened by Holley Long
SIGDL Newsletter Committee convened by Gina Chattin