Statement from Information Studies Academics and Professionals on Documentary Evidence and Social Justice

December 2014

We, the undersigned, are academic scholars and professional practitioners in the field of Information Studies and Library and Information Science. We support the role of information institutions such as libraries, archives, museums and academic institutions in fostering social justice and specifically affirm the importance of evidence and documentation in making sense of, and resolving, racial and social disparities, and injustice.

We are dedicated to inquiry and the advancement of knowledge. We develop future generations of scholars, teachers, information professionals, and institutional leaders. Our work is guided by the principles of individual responsibility and social justice, an ethic of caring, and commitment to the communities and public we serve. Moreover, we are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion of all members of society, and recognize our responsibility in contributing knowledge, research, and expertise to help foster social, economic, cultural, and racial equity and justice. Thus, for example, we stand in solidarity with members of multiple communities in the many recent calls to recognize that “Black Lives Matter.”

We affirm our long-standing commitment to the pursuit of social justice through the study of the production, management, authentication and use of documentary evidence, and the transformative role of education, as ways to promote better understanding of complex social issues, identify injustices and inequities, and formulate solutions to these problems. We believe that cultural and information institutions such as libraries and archives play a central role in advancing social justice and equity by offering spaces and resources for community-based dialog and reflection, providing access to information in all its forms, and designing and building systems of information classification, retrieval and access that expose and resist, rather than perpetuate, pervasive and unjust economic, class, racial, and gender disparities. 

Furthermore, we recognize the vital importance of all forms of documentation, and especially records, in mediating contemporary conflicts and disputes rooted in longstanding historical patterns of injustice, such as the recent spate of killings of African-American men, women, and children at the rate of one person every 28 hours in the United States by law enforcement or security officers, as reported in the media. In these and other crises, publicly-created documentary evidence (such as photographs, cellphone-generated video, and oral testimony) has emerged as an indispensable resource for helping victims’ advocates, community members, and legal authorities alike to determine the facts of these cases, including claims of state violence against citizens. These records are necessary to assist victims’ families and advocates to pursue claims of wrongful prosecution or injury.

We believe that greater transparency of government agencies and actions through documentation and the public release of documents is essential. We call for national debate and professional engagement on why racism and state-sanctioned violence persists and is systemically embedded in our culture. We also see a disturbing connection between the local events and global instances of human rights abuses, including those chronicled in the most recent investigatory report on CIA torture processes. At the same time, we are doubtful that the growing, technologized “culture of surveillance,” in which both citizens and the state engage in a constantly-escalating spiral of hypervigilance, data capture, and retaliatory exposure of sensitive information, in any sense constitutes a sustainable solution to social injustice or state violence, nor does it address the root causes and consequences of an increasingly violent and painfully divided society.

The core ethics and values of the information disciplines and professions require that we steward, validate, protect, and also liberate the cultural and documentary record; that we insure that documentation is transparent and accountable; and that we provide equitable and ready access to information for all. Our teaching, research and practice must manifest these values. We call on our academic and professional colleagues across the nation and around the world to join our efforts to build archives, collections, and repositories of documents in all media forms, and systems of access to and use of these resources, in the service of helping people experiencing injustice to talk back to the record, and to power.

We encourage all educators to stand with us, and encourage signatures to this Statement in affirmation of our professional and personal commitments to social justice.

[Affiliation provided for identification purposes only]

1. Safiya Umoja Noble, Assistant Professor, Department of Information Studies, UCLA

2. Michelle Caswell, Assistant Professor, Department of Information Studies, UCLA

3. Anne Gilliland, Professor, Department of Information Studies, UCLA

4. Kim Gomez, Associate Professor, Department of Education & Department of Information Studies, UCLA

5. Greg Leazer, Associate Professor, Department of Information Studies, UCLA

6. Jonathan Furner, Professor, Department of Information Studies, UCLA

7. Johanna Drucker, Breslauer Professor of Bibliographical Studies, Department of Information Studies, UCLA

8. Snowden Becker, Program Coordinator, Moving Image Archive Studies, Department of Information Studies, UCLA

9. Jean-François Blanchette, Associate Professor, Department of Information Studies, UCLA

10. Ellen Pearlstein, Associate Professor, Department of Information Studies, UCLA

11. Christopher Kelty, Associate Professor, Department of Information Studies, UCLA

12. Lynn Boyden, Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Information Studies, UCLA

13. Virginia A. Walter, Professor Emerita, Department of Information Studies, UCLA

14. Louis Gomez, Professor, UCLA

15. Miriam Posner, Digital Humanities Program Coordinator, University of California, Los Angeles

16. Sarah T. Roberts, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, Western University

17. Miriam E. Sweeney, Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alabama

18. Nicole Cooke, Assistant Professor, The Graduate School of Library and Information Science, The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

19. Melissa I. Cardenas-Dow, Reference & Instruction Librarian, University of California at Riverside

20. Melissa Villa-Nicholas, Doctoral Candidate, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

21. Ronald E. Day, Associate Professor, Dept. of Information and Library Science, Indiana University at Bloomington

22. Andre Brock, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, University of Michigan

23. Molly Niesen, Assistant Professor, Eastern Illinois University

24. Nicole Pagowsky, Research & Learning Librarian, University of Arizona

25. Shana Higgins, University of Redlands

26. Jeanie Austin, PhD Student, GSLIS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Librarian, Oakland Public Library

27. Linda C. Smith, Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

28. Jeremy Brett, Assistant Professor and Processing Archivist, Texas A&M University

29. Tonia Sutherland, University of Pittsburgh

30. Sujei Lugo, School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College

31. Emily Drabinski, Long Island University, Brooklyn

32. Amy Wainwright, Outreach and Student Engagement Librarian, Grasselli Library, John Carroll University

33. Cheryl Cuillier, Research & Learning Librarian, University of Arizona

34. Jacob Berg, Director of Library Services, Trinity Washington University

35. Aliqae Geraci, ILR Research Librarian, Cornell University

36. Alonso Avila, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

37. Emily Knox, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

38. Megan Brooks, Director, Research Services, Wellesley College

39. Sharon L Comstock, Oak Park Public Library

40. Andrea Thomer, PhD Student, GSLIS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

41. Dave Ellenwood, University of Washington Bothell & Cascadia College

42. Robin F. Kurz,  Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Management, Emporia State University

43. Deborah Torres, MLIS Program, St. Catherine University

44. Matthew Crain, Queens College, CUNY

45. Roxanne Shirazi, The Graduate Center, CUNY

46. Julia Skinner, Florida State University

47. R. David Lankes, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University

48. Joshua Beatty, SUNY Plattsburgh

49. Barbara Montgomery, Assistant Professor, North Carolina Central University School of Library and Information Sciences, Durham NC

50. Kathleen de la Peña McCook, Progressive Librarians Guild; also Distinguished University Professor at University of South Florida, School of Information

51. William Shakalis, PhD student, School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College, Boston

52. Sveta Stoytcheva, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

53. Mark Hudson, Progressive Librarians Guild

54. Toni Samek, Professor, School of  Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta

55. Kenny Garcia, Reference & Instruction Librarian, California State University-Monterey Bay

56. T-Kay Sangwand, Human Rights Archivist, UT Libraries Human Rights Documentation Inititiative

57. Damian Duffy, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

58. Eamon Tewell, Long Island University, Brooklyn

59. Colin Rhinesmith, School of Library and Information Studies, University of Oklahoma

60. Cherie Watson, Southern Illinois University

61. Lois Ann Scheidt, Doctoral Candidate, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University

62. Chrystal Carpenter,  J. Craig Venter Institute

63. Bergis Jules, University and Political Papers Archivist, University of California at Riverside

64. Joe Coyle, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

65. Ray Lockman, Adjunct Instructor, Minneapolis Community and Technical College

66. Marika Cifor, PhD Pre-candidate, Department of Information Studies, UCLA

67. Chris Ritzo, Open Technology Institute at New America Foundation

68. Tad Andracki, Middle School Librarian, University of Chicago Laboratory Schools

69. Sarah Hackney, School of Information and Library Science, Pratt Institute

70. Jacqueline Oquendo, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

71. Kelly McElroy, Oregon State University

72. Emily McNish, Resident Archivist, Special Collections, University of Southern California

73. Kyle Shockey, Department of Library and Information Science, Indiana University

74. Raquel Flores-Clemons, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

75. Mario H. Ramirez, Doctoral Student, Department of Information Studies, UCLA

76. Kathryn La Barre, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

77. Ilene Frank, University of South Florida Tampa Library, emerita

78. Carrie Pirmann, Bucknell University

79. Carol Tilley, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

80. Renate Chancellor, Assistant Professor, Catholic University, Department of Library and Information Science

81. Karla J. Strand, The Gender & Women’s Studies Librarian, University of Wisconsin

82. Lorrie Dong, Doctoral Candidate, School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin

83. Nicolita Garces, Hawaiian Historical Society

84. Rose L. Chou, American University

85. Rinna Rem, APALA

86. Jarrett M. Drake, Digital Archivist, Princeton University

87. Barbara Fister, Gustavus Adolphus College

88. Megan Watson, Campus Library, University of Washington Bothell/Cascadia College

89. Jemima Pierre, UCLA, Department of African American Studies

90. Alycia Sellie, Assistant Professor & Acquisitions Librarian, CUNY Graduate Center

91. Loriene Roy, Professor, School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin

92. Mark Charles Rosenzweig, Co-editor, Progressive Librarian: A Journal for Critical Studies and Progressive Politics in Librarianship

93. Kate Adler, Metroplitan College of New York

94. Lucas McKeever, Gerber/Hart Library and Archives

95. Kenneth A. Yamashita, City Librarian (Retired), Stockton-San Joaquin County (CA) Public Lilbrary

96. Kiyoko Shiosaki, School of Information, San Jose State University

97. Daniel J. Smith, Library Associate, Prince George’s County Memorial Library System

98. Melissa Eleftherion Carr, San Jose State University

99. Andrew Weiss, Digital Services Librarian, California State University, Northridge

100. Elnora Kelly Tayag, PhD student, School of Information & Library Science, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

101. Kelly Jo Woodside, Massachusetts Library System

102. Obden Mondesit, Queens College

103. Emma C. Moore, Co-Director of Library Services, Metropolitan College of New York

104. Jessie English, Bilingual Documentation Archivist, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

105. Molly Higgins, University of Massachusetts Medical School

106. Joel A. Blanco-Rivera, Simmons College School of Library and Information Science

107. Taliah Abdullah. Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

108. Rachel Mattson, La MaMa ETC Archives

109. Vani Natarajan, Humanities and Global Studies Librarian, Barnard College Library

110. Andrea Wright, University of South Alabama

111. Anthony Bernier, San Jose State University

112. Evelyn Daniel, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill – School of Information and Library Science

113. Shannon Crawford Barniskis, PhD Student, UW-Milwaukee

114. Lorna Peterson, University at Buffalo

115. Ula Taylor, University of California, Berkeley

116. Elizabeth Jean Brumfield, Prairie View A &M University

117. Lynne McKechnie, Professor, University of Western Ontario

118. Trevor A. Dawes, Associate University Librarian, Washington University in St. Louis

119. Hariz Halilovich, Associate Professor, Monash University

120. Maureen Callahan, Yale University

121. amy buckland, University of Chicago Library

122. Jennifer Moore, GIS & Anthropology Librarian; program faculty in International Area Studies at Washington University in St. Louis

123. Ed Summers, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, University of Maryland

124. Cheryl Knott, University of Arizona

125. Stephanie Davis-Kahl, Scholarly Communications Librarian, Illinois Wesleyan University

126. Cynthia Landrum, Asst Director for Public Services Oak Park Public Library, Doctoral student, GSLIS, Simmons College

127. Kathleen Burlingame, Long Island University

128. John Jackson, Reference & Instruction Librarian, Whittier College

129. Ryan P. Randall, Indiana University

130. Jonathan Cope, Assistant Professor, Reference/Instruction Librarian, College of Staten Island, CUNY

131. Annie Pho, University of Illinois at Chicago

132. Myra Washington, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication and Journalism, University of New Mexico

133. Rudy Leon, University of Nevada, Reno

134. Nick Patterson, Columbia University, New York, NY, U.S.A.

135. Michelle Mittrach, Los Alamos National Laboratory Research Library

136. Ariane Ben Eli, mslis

137. Allison Carr, Social Sciences Librarian. California State University San Marcos

138. Tina Plottel, George Washington University

139. Patrick Keilty, University of Toronto

140. Kate Kitchens, Information Specialist, Broadmoor Public Library, Shreve Memorial Library System

141. Talitha Matlin, Librarian, CSU San Marcos

142. Tara Robertson, CAPER-BC @ Langara College

143. Lisa Sloniowski, Associate Librarian & Doctoral Student in Social and Political Thought, York University

144. Sharon Tettegah, University of Illinois, at Urbana Champaign

145. Jenna Burrell, Associate Professor, School of Information, UC-Berkeley

146. Esther Brainin, Senior Lecturer, Ruppin Academic Center, Israel

147. Kelly Barrick, Center for Science and Social Science Information, Yale University

148. Alana Kumbier, Critical Social Inquiry & Digital Pedagogy Librarian, Hampshire College

149. Sam Hastings, Professor & Director School of Library & Information Science, University of South Carolina

150. Kate Williams, Associate Professor, University of Illinois GSLIS

151. Jim DelRosso, Cornell University

152. Barbara Wildemuth, School of Information & Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

153. Bart Everts, Peirce College

154. Laura Sherriff, Wellesley College

155. Mark A. Matienzo, Director of Technology, Digital Public Library of America

156. Kathryn Deiss, Consultant

157. Heather McCann, Hampshire College

158. Sara Smith, Amherst College

159. Julie Kane, Sweet Briar College

160. Sylvia Page, Memphis College of Art

161. Christina Bell, Humanities Librarian, Bates College

161. nina de jesus, York University

162. Jenna Freedman, Barnard Library

163. Ruth Boeder, Wayne State University

164. Stacie Williams, Learning Lab Manager, School of Library and Information Science instructor; University of Kentucky

165. Rebecca Fraimow, NDSR Resident, WGBH

166. Melissa Torres, University of Houston-Downtown

167. Anne Haines, Indiana University-Bloomington Libraries

170. Elizabeth Lieutenant, Department of Library and Information Science, Catholic University of America

171. Jessica Critten, University of West Georgia

172. Kristin W. Andrews, Social Sciences & Humanities Librarian, University of North Carolina Wilmington

173. Amy Mars, St. Catherine University & Hennepin County Library

174. Joseph Gallucci, Pacifica Radio Archives

175. Laura Forlano, Assistant Professor, Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology

176. Sara Cassetti, MiraCosta College

177. Ericka Patillo, School of Information and Library Science, UNC-Chapel Hill

178. Jonathan M. Hollister, Florida State University

179. Megan Browndorf, Towson University

180. Mary Brower, Rice University, Fondren Library

181. Dawn Betts-Green, doctoral student, Florida State University

182. Nicholas Sammond, University of Toronto

183. Stewart Varner, Digital Scholarship Librarian and American Studies Librarian, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

184. Gina Schlesselman-Tarango, California State University, San Bernardino

185. Michael Janowski, M.A., Master of Arts – Communication Studies – Eastern Illinois University

186. Elizabeth Lorang, University Libraries, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

187. Lee Shiflett, Professor, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

188. Simon Lee, UCLA

189. Junior Tidal, Web Services & Multimedia Librarian, Assistant Professor, New York City College of Technology, CUNY

190. Marvin J. Taylor, Director, Fales Library, New York University

191. JP PORCARO!, ALA Presidential Nominee

192. Lisa Berry, Planning and Assessment Librarian, University of Houston – Downtown

193. Matthew Pierce, University of Utah

194. Kit Andres, Mohawk College

195. Anthony Sanchez, Instruction Coordinator and Reference Librarian, University of California, Riverside

196. Shannon O’Neill, Associate Director, Archives & Special Collections, Barnard College

197. Abigail L. Phillips, Florida State University

198. Alfred Kagan, African Studies Bibliographer and Professor of Library Administration Emeritus, University of Illinois, Urbana/Champgaign

199. Jude Vachon, Pittsburgh

200. Loretta M. Gaffney, UCLA

201. Melissa Gasparotto, Rutgers University Libraries

202. Amy Babcock Landry, Livingston Public Library

203. Sofia Leung, Seattle University

204. Tom Twiss, University of Pittsburgh

205. Laurie Cohen, Hillman Library, University of Pittsburgh

206. Nancy E. Adams, Library, Penn State College of Medicine

207. Jenny Davis, James Madison University

208. Makiba J. Foster, Washington University in St. Louis

209. K.R. Roberto, PhD student, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

210. Kathleen Burnett, School of Information, Florida State University

211. Eve Wider, University of Pittsburgh

212. Rachel Masilamani, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

213. Daniel J. Linke, University Archivist and Curator of Public Policy Papers, Princeton University

214. Olivia Dorsey, MSIS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

215. Alysse Jordan, Columbia University

216. Elizabeth Chapman, Information School, University of Sheffield

217. Esther Roth-Katz, Reference Librarian, Emerson College

218. Emily Lawrence, Doctoral Student, GSLIS, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

219. Jen LaBarbera, NDSR Resident, Northeastern University

220. Jennifer Cypher, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University, Toronto

221. Erin Bogle, Hennepin County Libraries

222. Brittany Kitchens, Arizona State University

223. Anna Zillinger, University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign. Hennepin County Libraries, Minneapolis, MN

224. Melissa Morrone, Brooklyn Public Library

225. Katie Shilton, University of Maryland, College Park

226. Cara Jean Reimann, Denver Public Library, Auraria Library

227. Martin Wolske, Senior Research Scientist and Lecturer, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

228. Clara Hendricks, Youth Services Librarian

229. Celeste Â-Re, University of South Carolina

230. Karen Hartmann, Hennepin County Library

231. Claire Studholme, Longmont Public Library, Longmont, CO

232. Dawn Stahura, Research Librarian, Simmons College, Boston, MA

233. Kathryn Anderson-Levitt, Social Research Methods, Department of Education, UCLA

234. Laura Chrisman, University of Washington

235. Gary Orfield, Distinguished Research Professor of Education, Law, Political Science & Urban Planning, UCLA

236. Sarah Kantor, Dominican University GSLIS; Meadville Lombard Theological School

237. Imelda L. Nava, UCLA Science Teacher Education

238. Lauren, The University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

239. Lauren Goodley, Texas State University

240. Penny Andrews, Leeds Beckett University

241. Vanessa Irvin, Assistant Professor, Library & Information Science Program, University of Hawaii-Manoa

242. Thea Atwood, Science and Engineering Librarian, University of Massachusetts Amherst

243. Kate L. Blalack, Woody Guthrie Center

244. Kafi Kumasi, Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science, Detroit, MI

245. Haihui Zhang, University of Pittsburgh

246. Joyce M. Latham, UWM – School of Information Studies

247. Marian Hampton, University of Pittsburgh

248. Jonah McAllister-Erickson, University of Pittsburgh

249. Deborah Turner, Drexel University, Assistant Professor, College of Computing & Informatics, Philadelphia, PA, USA

250. LaEisha Meaderds, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

251. Alison M. Lewis, Drexel University

252. Amelia Acker, Assistant Professor, School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh

253. Ingrid Abrams, Brooklyn Public Library

254. Chris Bourg, AUL, Stanford University Libraries

255. Diane Rasmussen Pennington, Assistant Professor, Ashford University and Social Media Manager, ASIS&T

256. Linde M. Brocato, University of Memphis

257. Tameisha Suter, University of Louisville, Liberal and Pre-Law Studies

258. John Schriner, Lehman College, City University of New York

259. Patrick Williams, Syracuse University Libraries

260. Rebecca Marrall, Diversity & Disability Services Librarian, Western Washington University

261. Ayla Stein, Metadata Librarian and Assistant Professor of Library Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

262. Rory Litwin, Library Juice Press

263. Camille Chesley, Reference and Instruction Librarian, University of Montevallo

264. Marcela Peres, Lewiston Public Library

265. Maura Seale, Georgetown University

266. Anna J. Clutterbuck-Cook, Reference Librarian, Massachusetts Historical Society

267. Stuart Lawson, Jisc Collections, UK

268. Alejandra S. Méndez, Universidad Metropolitana

269. Topher Lawton, Old Dominion University

270. Nancy Parachini, Center X, UCLA

271. Eric Phetteplace, California College of the Arts

272. Ashley Rayner, Chicago Public Library

273. Dinah Handel, Pratt Institute, School of Library and Information Science

274. Karen Wickett, Assistant Professor, School of Information, University of Texas at Austin

275. Danielle Hall, Los Angeles

276. Monya Tomlinson, M.I.S. University of North Texas, Reference Librarian, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library

277. Carlos Alberto Torres, Distinguished Professor of Eduction, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, UCLA

278. Joe Carrano, University of Maryland, College Park

279. Pearl Ly, Director of Library Services, College of Marin

280. Sarah Elichko, Social Sciences Librarian, Swarthmore College

281. Tova Johnson, San Jose State University

282. Stephanie Miller, Calumet City Public Library

283. Lia Friedman, Director of Learning Services,  Geisel Library, University of California, San Diego

284. Karla Nielsen, Curator, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University

285. Kristyn Caragher, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

286. Jamie A. Lee, School of Information Resources & Library Science, University of Arizona

287. Rob Montoya, Doctoral Student, Department of Information Studies, UCLA

288. Florante Peter Ibanez, Manager of Library Computer Services, Loyola Law School / Adjunct Professor, Loyola Marymount University

289. Diana Daly, School of Information, University of Arizona

290. Adela C. Licona, Associate Professor and Director, Rhetoric Composition and the Teaching of English (RCTE), University of Arizona

291. Ramesh Srinivasan, UCLA, Dept Information Studies

292. Jody Priselac, GSE&IS, UCLA

293. Tim Kaneshiro, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA

294. Rachel E. Scott, University Libraries, University of Memphis

295. Scott Carlson, Metadata Coordinator, Rice University

296. Angelina Altobellis, Archivist and Collections Curator, Hampshire College

297. Joe Janes, University of Washington Information School

298. Raya Fidel, Professor Emerita, Information School, University of Washington

299. Annie Searle, Lecturer, University of Washington Information School

300. Torie Quiñonez, Instruction Librarian, California State University, San Marcos

301. Kel Karpinski, Brooklyn Public Library

302. Sanford Berman

303. Andrew Asher, Indiana University, Bloomington

304. Meg Morrissey, University of Michigan School of Information

305. Shari Lee, DLIS, St. John’s University

306. Christina Gehring, Hennepin County Library

307. Paula C Johnson, New Mexico State University Library, Las Cruces

308. P. Bryan Heidorn, Assoc. Professor, University of Arizona, School of Information

309. Mike Eisenberg, Professor/Dean Emeritus, The Information School, University of Washington

310. Megan Finn, Information School, University of Washington

311. Genna Duplisea, Salve Regina University

312. Peter Binkley, Digital Initiatives Technology Librarian, University of Alberta Libraries

313. Caitlin Pollock, Digital Humanities Librarian, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

314. Rhea Hebert

315. Anna Creech, University of Richmond

316. Stephanie Willen Brown, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

317. Lisa Lepore, Library Director, Antioch University, Los Angeles

318. Coral Sheldon-Hess, Independent Contractor

319. Jessa Lingel, Microsoft Research

320. Danielle Ball, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

321. Courtney Dean, UCLA

322. Roderic N. Crooks, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Information Studies, UCLA

323. Karen F. Gracy, School of Library and Information Science, Kent State University

324. Jennifer Vinopal, New York University

325. Jessica Holada, Director of Special Collections and Archives, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

326. Lilly Nguyen, Intel Science and Technology Center for Social Computing, Department of Informatics, UC Irvine

327. Anna Lynn Martino, Librarian, Harvard-Westlake Middle School

328. Stephen Skuce, Rare Books Program, MIT

329. Christina Czuhajewski, University of Michigan School of Information

330. Gayatri Singh, The UC San Diego Library

331. Clarice De Veyra, The Colburn School

332. Rob Lerman, Wellesley Free Library

333. Jared Dunn, Community Technology Consultant, GSLIS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign alumnus

334. Kristen Shonborn, Goucher College

335. Noah Geraci, MLIS student, UCLA

336. Charlene Hsu Gross, ACA Library of SCAD-Atlanta

337. William Sandoval, Professor, UCLA

338. Amy Sonnie, Oakland Public Library (Calif.)

339. Sara Sterkenburg, Vanderbilt University Libraries

340. Michael Alexander, Arizona State University

341. Sandra Joy Lee Aguilar, USC Shoah Foundation and Digital Repository, University of Southern California

342. Lisa Martincik, University of Iowa

343. Raina Bloom, College Library, University of Wisconsin

344. Chris Sula, Pratt Institute

345. Elizabeth Call, Burke Library, Columbia University Libraries

346. Katie Hassman, University of Iowa Libraries

347. Lauren Stuparitz, WHAT’S UP?! Pittsburgh

348. Peter Gunther, Progressive Archivists

349. Joanne Evans, Centre for Organisational and Social Informatics, Monash University, Australia

350. Paul J. Weiss, Information School, University of Washington

351.  Annie Knight, Santa Ana College

352. Melissa Adler, University of Kentucky

353. Maura Smale, Ursula C. Schwerin Library, NYC College of Technology, CUNY

354. Madison Sullivan, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

355. Sarah Park Dahlen, St. Catherine University

356. rachmattson, The Archives at La MaMa ETC

357. Jessica Benner, University of Pittsburgh

358. Ian Beilin, New York City College of Technology, CUNY

359. Patrick Newell, Henry Madden Library, Fresno State

360. Jennifer Hecker, University of Texas Libraries

361. Angela Fortin, Kalamazoo Public Library

362. Haruko Yamauchi, Eugenio María de Hostos Community College, CUNY

363. Andrew Ward, Pratt Institute, School of Library and Information Science

364. Cassie Findlay, Recordkeeping Roundtable

365. Rebecca Katz, Catholic University of America

366. Nicholas Schiller, Systems and Instruction Librarian (equivalent to Associate Professor), Washington State University Vancouver

367. Meghan Dowell, Beloit College

368. Paulette Rothbauer, Associate Professor, Faculty of Information & Media Studies, The University of Western Ontario

369. Renoir Gaither, University of Minnesota Libraries

370. Sara Howard, Wesleyan University

371. Sharona Ginsberg, Instructional Technology Consultant, University of Michigan

372. Marie Sciangula, Purchase College, SUNY

373. Arielle Hughes, The University of Oklahoma

374. David James Hudson, Associate Librarian, University of Guelph

375. Lydia Willoughby, SUNY Plattsburgh

376. Jane Schmidt, Ryerson University Library and Archives

377. Polly Thistlethwaite, The Graduate Center, City University of New York

378. Derrick Jefferson, American University

379. Tish Hayes, Moraine Valley Community College

380. Gr Keer, Senior Assistant Librarian, California State University – East Bay

381. Luke M. Bohanon, Doctoral Student, Department of Information Studies, UCLA

382. Jolanda-Pieta van Arnhem, College of Charleston Libraries

383. Beverly Stuart, Antioch University Seattle

384. Barbara Duggal, Ohlone College

385. Alex Willett, Brandeis University

386. Nami Kitsune Hatfield, LGBTIQ archives head project archivist

387. Edith Campbell, Indiana State University

388. Caitlin Shanley, Temple University

389. Courtney Walsh, Stevens Institute of Technology

400. Danielle Rowland, University of Washington Bothell & Cascadia College

401. Sarah Crissinger, Graduate Student, University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign

402. Anna Robinson, Washington University in St. Louis

403. Kathleen DeLaurenti, College of William & Mary

404. Matt Upson, Oklahoma State University

405. Heidi Dowding, Code4Lib Journal

406. Kalliopi Mathios, Brooklyn Public Library

407. Julie Swierczek, Harvard Art Museums

408. Lydia Willoughby, SUNY Plattsburgh

409. Amanda Meeks, Research & Instruction Librarian, Savannah College of Art and Design

410. Hailee Cooper, San Jose State University, Graduate School of Information

411. Sandra Hughes-Hassell, School of Information & Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

412.  Jeremy McGinniss, Summit University

413. Eileen K. Bosch, Associate Professor & Library Instruction Coordinator, Bowling Green State University; also President of the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA)

414. Bethany Tschaepe, University of Houston – Downtown

415. Rachael Neu, Florida Atlantic University

416. Oliver Bendorf, MLIS and MFA, University of Wisconsin-Madison

417. Katherine Charek Briggs, University of Wisconsin-Madison

418. Julia Pyatetsky, Vernon Area Public Library District

419. Amelia Koford, Texas Lutheran University

420. Joe Collier, Business Reference Librarian, Mount Prospect Public Library

421. Netanel Ganin, Metadata Coordinator, Brandeis University

422. Howard Besser, Professor, New York University

423. Lisa Coleman, Vernon Area Public Library

424. Melissa Kalpin Prescott, St. Cloud State University

425. Elisha Mkaori, University of Nairobi

426. Cathy Cranston, University of Iowa

427. Romel Espinel, Stevens Institute of Technology

428. Jenny Yap, Berkeley City College

429. Sarah A. Buck Kachaluba, UC San Diego Library

430. Glenda Insua, University of Illinois at Chicago

431. Mary Wickline, UC San Diego

432. A. Minter, American University

433. Anthony, University of California, Berkeley

434. Miriam Larson, School Librarian, Champaign Unit 4 Schools, IL

435. Rhonda L Neugebauer, Latin American, Iberian, and Chicano/Latino Studies Bibliographer, University of California, Riverside

436. Andrew J Lau, University of California, Los Angeles, and University of Maryland

437. Alison Blaine, NC State University

438. Beth McDonald, University of Southern California

439. Jim Bunnelle, Lewis & Clark College

440. Jonathan H. Harwell, Rollins College

441. Katherine Crowe, Curator of Special Collections and Archives, University of Denver

442. Eira Tansey, University of Cincinnati

443. Kimberly Anderson, Alumna, Department of Information Studies, UCLA

444. Alexis Antracoli, Assistant University Archivist for Technical Services, Princeton University

445. Holly Tomren, Rutgers University

446. Kate Rubick, Lewis & Clark College

447. Sam Lohmann, Reference Librarian, Washington State University, Vancouver

448. Diana L. Ascher, UCLA Department of Information Studies

449. Jesse Sawyer, Macalester College

450. Devon Greyson, University of British Columbia

451. Paige Morgan, University of Miami

452. Laurie Allen, Haverford College Libraries

453. Hanni Nabahe, Knowledge River, University of Arizona

454. Julie Hardesty, Indiana University

455. Jennifer Douglas, School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, University of British Columbia

456. Martin F. Kelly III, Digital Collections, Colby College Libraries

457. Joan Starr, California Digital Library

458. Sarah Crissinger, Information Literacy Librarian, Davidson College

459. John Kunze, California Digital Library

460. Mimi Lam, University of British Columbia

461.Ben Murphy, Instructional and Research Librarian, Whitman College

462. Creighton Barrett, Digital Archivist, Dalhousie University Archives

463. Purdom Lindblad, University of Virginia Library, Scholars’ Lab

464. Adam Worrall, University of Alberta School of Library and Information Studies

465. Denise Agosto, Drexel University

466. Gary Burnett, Professor, School of Information, Florida State University

467. Torie Quiñonez, California State University, San Marcos

468. Reed Garber-Pearson, University of Washington

469. Michelle Gohr, Arizona State University

470. Annie Thomas, Kapiʻolani Community College

471. Mark Gomez, Los Angeles educator

472. David M. Howard, Serials Librarian, Sul Ross State University

473. Allyson Bace, student, MLIS, UCLA

474. Lane Wilkinson, Director of Library Instruction, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

475. Les Canterbury, University of Redlands

476. Ean Henniger, MLIS student, UBC

477. Violet Fox, College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University

478. Laura Quilter, University of Massachusetts Amherst

479. Raymond Maxwell, Reference Librarian, American University

480. Britt S. Paris, PhD Student Information Studies, UCLA

481. Ryan, Dubnicek, GSLIS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

482. Amy Wickner, University of Maryland

483. Lisa Schiff, California Digital Library, University of California Office of the President

484. Thomas Atwood, Associate Professor, Upper Division Undergraduate/Graduate Information Literacy Coordinator, The University of Toledo

485. Chelsea Heinbach, Auraria Library, University of Colorado, Denver

486. Emily Z. Brown, Bristol Community College

487. Blynne Oliveri, Head of Special Collections, University of West Georgia

488. Ryne Leuzinger, Cal Sate Monterey Bay

489. Rachel Baum, Librarian (Instruction and OER), Bunker Hill Community College Library and Learning Commons

490. Tim Miller, Digital Media & Learning Librarian, Humboldt State University

491. Alison Regan, AUL for Public Services, UC Irvine

492. Scott Mandernack, Marquette University

493. Char Booth, Associate Dean, CSU San Marcos University Library

494. Charlotte Roh, University of San Francisco

495. Miriam Matteson, Associate Professor, Kent State University

496. Dan Cherubin, Wesleyan University

497. Lauren Di Monte, NCSU Libraries Fellow, North Carolina State University Libraries

498. Haylee L. Freeman, UCLA

499. Anastasia Collins, Beatley Library, Simmons College

500. Charlotte Price, Performing Arts Librarian, Barnard College

501. Craig Arthur, Radford University

502. Meg Venter, University of Liverpool

*names will be updated manually as soon as possible

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