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North Carolina Central University

Speaker Bio for Dr. Siobahn Day Grady

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LYRASIS

Speaker Bio for Dr. Lydia Tang

Dr. Lydia Tang is an Outreach and Engagement Coordinator for LYRASIS. Previously, she held archivist positions at Michigan State University, the Library of Congress, and numerous graduate positions at the University of Illinois, where she received her MLIS and Doctor of Musical Arts degree. Passionate about accessibility and disability representation in archives, she served on the Task Force to Revise the Best Practices on Accessible Archives for People with Disabilities and spearheaded founding the Society of American Archivists’ (SAA) Accessibility & Disability Section (ADS). She is the 2020 recipient of SAA’s Mark A. Greene Emerging Leader Award and was recognized in three SAA Council resolutions as a co-founder of the Archival Workers Emergency Fund, for spearheading the Accessibility & Disability Section’s “Archivists at Home” document, and for the “Guidelines for Accessible Archives for People with Disabilities.” In addition to her professional service with SAA, she has contributed to accessibility initiatives within DLF Digital Accessibility Working Group and the ArchivesSpace open source software community by leading the Staff Interface Enhancement Working Group, Development Prioritization subteam, founding the Usability subteam, and chairing the Users Advisory Council. She has written about accessible physical archival spaces, hiring and advancement practices, and is currently co-editing a book with Dr. Gracen Brilmeyer, Preserving Disability: Disability and the Archival Profession.

Talks and Workshops

Speaker Bio for Allan Berry

Talk: Brachio: how library websites transform through time

Speaker Bio for Julia Caffrey-Hill

Talk: Laws of UX and You: Applyng psychology to user interface design

Speaker Bio for Yinlin Chen

Workshop: Code4AI

Speaker Bio for Charlie Collett

Talk: Artificial Intelligence for matching MARC records

Speaker Bio for Hector Correa

Workshop: Solr for newbies

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Systems Librarian

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

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Speaker Bio for Kate Deibel

Dr. Kate Deibel is a longstanding advocate for accessibility and usability in library technologies. She has a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Washington but would much rather talk about web comics, chili peppers, her cat, technology adoption, and changing the world. She briefly left libraries for industry but is happily back working as PCOM Library's systems librarian.

Talk: Going Beyond Better Than Nothing: Accessibility and Archives

Speaker Bio for Michael Della Bitta

Workshop: An Introduction to AWS

Speaker Bio for Mike Kastellec

Talk: How to Survive a Disaster [Recovery]

Speaker Bio for Brandon Klevence

Workshop: It’s Electric! (How to boogie with a soldering iron, safely)

Speaker Bio for Amy Kirchhoff

Workshop: Text Analysis & Constellate: the technology and the Lab

Speaker Bio for John Kunze

Workshop: Getting running with ARK persistable identifiers

Speaker Bio for Dr. Matt Lincoln

Speaker Bio for Eric Lease Morgan

Workshop: Modern Alchemy: Hands-On with the Distant Reader

Speaker Bio for Peter Murray

Talk: Controlled Digital Lending...What's the Fuss?

Speaker Bio for Andreas Orphanides

Workshop: Fail4Lib 2023

Speaker Bio for Jacob Shelby

Talk: Thor: For the Love of Metadata

Speaker Bio for Ron Snyder

Workshop: Creating Visual Essays with Juncture

Speaker Bio for Daniel Verbit

Workshop: It’s Electric! (How to boogie with a soldering iron, safely)

Speaker Bio for Tyler Nathaniel Wade

Talk: Test-Driven Data Migration

Speaker Bio for Andromeda Yelton

Talk: {key: value} : algorithmic debiasing in practice

Speaker Bio for Angela Zoss

Talk: Building a community of practice around library data

Speaker Bio for Raiden van Bronkhorst

Talk: Artificial Intelligence for matching MARC records