I am an Assistant Professor at the School of Library and Information Sciences at North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina. Previously, I was a Research Program Officer at Educopia Institute, a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Program on Information Science at the MIT Libraries and a faculty instructor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (UNC SILS).
My research focuses on the use and users of born-digital cultural heritage materials, ranging from legacy software to archived web pages. Working at the intersection of digital preservation, information science, and sociotechnical systems, my research asks: what do different communities of practice value about their interactions with born-digital information? How are epistemological practices (or “ways of knowing”) changing and how is this consequential for building sustainable knowledge environments?
For the past ten years, I have worked in embedded settings with library technologists, practitioners, and faculty on the design and development of digital research infrastructure. These grant-funded, applied research initiatives have included the following: