As journals coordinator for Michigan Publishing, I work closely with both the editors of scholarly journals (based at UM and elsewhere) and with the publishing production team with Michigan Publishing. My responsibilities are to acquire new journal projects, to support our editors in getting their journals off the ground and keeping them on track going forward, and to keep an eye on the big picture of journal publishing within our organization, to ensure that this work happens as smoothly as possible.
I am also the project outreach librarian for the Text Creation Partnership. The primary objective of this project is to produce standardized, digitally-encoded editions of early print books. Our work makes it possible for you to search the entire content of tens of thousands of books publishd between 1473 and 1700. We partner with libraries and commercial publishers to fund this work. My role with the TCP is to be the outward face of this project: to help scholars use the TCP in their work, to recruit new library partners, to maintain our website and social media presence, and to present on the work of the TCP at conferences and other events.
Check out my papers, presentations, and publications in Deep Blue, the University of Michigan’s institutional repository.
When I’m not at the UM library, I can be found hanging out with my two cats and dog, or volunteering at 826michigan.