Steven M. Adams
Librarian for The Graduate School (TGS), Communication Sciences and Disorders, Psychology, and Counseling, Northwestern University Libraries
Board Chair, Black Metropolis Research Consortium
Steven M. Adams is currently the Life Sciences Librarian at Northwestern University (NU). In this position, he is responsible for doing collection development, instruction, outreach, and reference to several departments in the biological and behavioral sciences. He is also the library’s liaison to The Graduate School (TGS) and was recently appointed Posse Faculty Mentor for Northwestern’s 7th class of Posse Scholars. Previously, he was the Biological and Life Sciences Librarian (2003-2011) and Interim Psychology Librarian (2007-2011) at Princeton University. Steven received a B.A in Biology in 1998 an M.L.S. in 2000 from Clark Atlanta University, and a certificate in Instructional Design from Langevin Learning Services. Steven is currently Board Chair of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium, which provides support to Chicago-area institutions with collections related to African-American Culture and History.
While a college student, Steven was a founding member of Black Men for the Eradication of Sexism (BMES), a student group focused on ending gender bias, sexual assault and domestic violence in communities of color. The group was awarded the Marshall’s Domestic Peace Prize for their work and Steven visited the White House to meet President Bill Clinton when the prize was awarded. This experience sparked an interest in doing the challenging work of addressing issues of intersectionality within himself and in the larger society.
On the Northwestern University campus, Steven has been an active participant in the Change Makers program, an intergroup dialogue initiative meant to heighten and deepen understanding around social identities and privilege for faculty and staff. He has participated in the program twice and has attended the National Intergroup Dialogue Institute. He is in the process of becoming a certified intergroup dialogue facilitator. Steven also participated in a Sustained Dialogue initiative for staff while at Princeton University.
Metadata Librarian, Minnesota Digital Library, University of Minnesota
Greta Bahnemann is the Metadata Librarian for the Minnesota Digital Library, a position she has held since 2010. At the Minnesota Digital Library, Greta is responsible for implementing current metadata standards and best practices for the Minnesota Digital Library’s primary project, Minnesota Reflections, a cultural heritage collection of more than 280,000 items. She has also spearheaded a number of innovative projects the Minnesota Digital Library, including the creation of the MDL Primary Source Sets project and the implementation of new Geospatial metadata standards. Greta holds an MA from the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture and a MLIS from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. She has already been involved with SEI: as a co-chair in 2014-16, and now as a presenter.
Head, Repository and Digital Curation, Northwestern University Libraries
Carolyn Caizzi has worked at Northwestern University Libraries for 7+ years and is the Head of Repository and Digital Curation, a library department of 16 staff who specialize in digitization/reformatting, open source software development, project management, digital object curation and metadata creation. She previously worked at Yale University Library, directly supporting users and managing digital projects, and the University of Denver art gallery, where she managed the digitization of a Soviet Union era photo archive. She earned her BA from Brown University, MFA from University of IL Chicago and MLIS from University of IL at Urbana Champaign and is a Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional.
Digital Services Librarian, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Jesse is a Digital Services Librarian at the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center (UWDCC) where she manages the production of digital assets for the collections. She has been in this position since late 2013. Previously she was the Visual Resources Curator at Colgate University from 2006 through 2013. At UWDCC Jesse manages a production team and the majority of projects that flow through their shop. She is responsible for working with stakeholders, upgrades and maintenance of reformatting equipment, as well as setting and implementing digitization standards. Additionally, her love of FileMaker Pro has helped to influence the way their team keeps track of projects as they flow through their shop, how handoffs are communicated, and how they gather statistics on tasks associated with digital production, which help to create cost estimates and production timelines.
Music & Fine Arts Cataloging Librarian, University of Kentucky
Treshani Perera (she/her) is the Music and Fine Arts Cataloging Librarian at the University of Kentucky, and also serves as the Unit Head for the Fine Arts Cataloging Unit. Treshani provides original and complex copy cataloging for all formats in the Fine Arts Library, advises staff on preservation and cataloging decisions, manages special projects in the Fine Arts Library Special Collections area, and performs record maintenance for all Fine Arts Library collections. In previous positions, Treshani provided record maintenance and technical services support for a consortium of small colleges in SE Wisconsin, worked as an Archives Assistant for a sound archive in Milwaukee, and created metadata for various visual and audio-visual digital collections during her MLIS studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Treshani is a member of the Music Library Association (MLA), Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA), and the Association of Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) – a division of ALA.
Manager of Rights and Images, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Bonnie Rosenberg is an intellectual property expert and content creator currently serving as Manager of Rights and Images at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. There she established and continues to grow the institution’s Intellectual Property Policy, performs photo research and editing for all museum publications, and uphold best practices for the MCA’s digital and traditional photo archives. In addition to leading the MCA’s Accessibility Task Force, she is on the steering committee of the Chicago Cultural Accessibility Consortium, an organization that makes Chicago’s cultural spaces more accessible to visitors with disabilities. She worked previously as executive assistant to architecture historian Victoria Newhouse at Condé Nast Publications and was editorial assistant at the Art Newspaper in New York. She holds an MA in journalism from Syracuse University and a BA in art history and English from Saint Louis University.
Copyright Program Librarian, University of Minnesota
Nancy Sims is the University of Minnesota Library’s subject specialist on copyright issues. She is both librarian and lawyer, has long experience working in academic libraries, and is fascinated by the pervasiveness of copyright issues in modern life. Her role is to help individuals and groups throughout the University community understand how copyright affects their work. She provides education on the copyright website and through workshop programming. Nancy advocates for policies and practices that support sustainable scholarship, democratic information access, and wide public cultural participation.
Digital Archivist, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries at the Art Institute of Chicago
Molly is the Digital Archivist for the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries at The Art Institute of Chicago. Prior to this, she was a National Digital Stewardship Resident (NDSR) and lead on archival projects at the Center for the Education of Women in Ann Arbor and the Mayibuye Archives in Cape Town, South Africa. She has a Master of Science in Information from the University of Michigan, which she was inspired to pursue after working for nearly a decade with community-based organizations and seeing an urgent need to manage, preserve, and create access to critical digital resources.
Production Coordinator, Repository and Digital Curation, Northwestern University Libraries
Dan Zellner is the Production Coordinator at Northwestern University Libraries. He has been involved in managing digitization workflows and projects for over 15 years. He was a member of the DLF cost Assessment group and assisted in the development of its Digitization Cost Calculator. Dan is a member of American Society Quality where he is certified in Quality Management and is also an ISO 9001.2015 provisional auditor.