Officers/Committee Convenors

Officer Position Descriptions and Duties

2015-2016 Officer Biographies

Chair – Eka Grguric

Ekatarina (Eka) Grguric is a Fellow at North Carolina State University Libraries working in the User Experience department on the Web Team and in the Digital Libraries Initiatives department on an initiative to support Open Science activity at NCSU. She recently completed an MLIS at the University of British Columbia iSchool (SLAIS: The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies) during which she took courses focused on topics in Human Computer Interaction.

Chair-Elect – Alyson Gamble
Treasurer/Secretary – Alyson Gamble


Alyson Gamble is  Science Librarian at the Jane Bancroft Cook Library of New College of Florida and the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. She holds a Master of Library and Information Science from Louisiana State University, a Master of Liberal Arts from Tulane University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Spring Hill College. Prior to joining the faculty of New College of Florida, Alyson worked as the Librarian at Mote Marine Laboratory and as a paraprofessional at Tulane University and Spring Hill College.

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).

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 recently completed his MLIS at the University of British Columbia School of Library, Archival & Information Studies in Vancouver, Canada. While there he worked at the UBC Library Digitization Centre creating and editing content for their digital collections, and doing social media. 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

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).

Committee Conveners

Digital Liaisons Committee convened by Chris Cunningham
Webinar Committee convened by Karen Miller
SIGDL Newsletter Committee convened by Zachary Frazier