Staff Bios

Nancy Adams
October 15, 2019

Nancy Adams

As Program Assistant for the Library Publishing Coalition, Nancy provides both program and administrative support to the LPC Community Facilitator and to the LPC board. Previously she worked at Boston College Libraries, most recently as Digital Publishing Specialist, and before that she spent many years writing and editing in the corporate world. Nancy holds an … Continue reading Nancy Adams

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October 15, 2019

Racquel Asante

Racquel Asante is Co-Director at Educopia Institute, where she is responsible for finances and people operations. Along with Co-Directors Katherine Kim and Jessica Meyerson, she supports Educopia’s commitment to empower collaborative communities to create, share, and preserve knowledge. Racquel worked for Toys Et Cetera in Chicago, IL as Store Manager for 13 years. Prior to … Continue reading Racquel Asante

October 6, 2019

Lauren Dapena Fraiz

Lauren is the Project Coordinator for The Maintainers, a “global research network interested in the concepts of maintenance, infrastructure, repair, and the myriad forms of labor and expertise that sustain our human-built world”. Throughout her career, she has worked in multiple academic research institutions, including Columbia University Medical Center and the CUNY School of Public … Continue reading Lauren Dapena Fraiz

October 1, 2019

Jessica Farrell

Jessica Farrell is the Community Facilitator for Software Preservation Network and the BitCurator Consortium. Previously, she was the Project Manager for the BitCuratorEdu Project, Curator of Digital Collections at Harvard Law School Library, Assistant Archivist at McDonald’s Corporation and Armstrong-Johnston Archival Services, and Project Archivist at the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture. Jess … Continue reading Jessica Farrell

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September 30, 2019

Jessi Haley

Jessi Haley is the Project & Editorial Coordinator for the Cita Press: Getting Fit project. Cita Press is a feminist press that publishes open-access, carefully designed books written by women. Prior to joining Educopia, Jessi managed the creative writing program at the University of Chicago, where she played a lead role in the design and launch of an … Continue reading Jessi Haley

Kate Herman
September 29, 2019

Kate Herman

Kate Herman is the Project Manager for the Next Generation Library Publishing project. Before coming to Educopia, Kate led a feasibility study to assess the interest in a cooperative model among experimental, scholar-led open access publications in the social sciences as part of Libraria’s Cooperate for Open project. She received her MSLS from UNC – Chapel Hill in 2020 … Continue reading Kate Herman

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September 28, 2019

Katherine Kim

Katherine Kim is Co-Director at Educopia Institute, where she is responsible for research, consulting, and project management. Along with Co-Directors Racquel Asante and Jessica Meyerson, she supports Educopia’s commitment to empower collaborative communities to create, share, and preserve knowledge. She was previously the Assistant Director of the Digital Library Federation, where she supported communities of … Continue reading Katherine Kim

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September 26, 2019

Sarah Lippincott

Sarah Lippincott is a librarian and library consultant with a decade of experience supporting open access, digital scholarship, and scholarly communications through strategic planning, research, service design, facilitation, and communications work. Sarah served as the Program Director for the Library Publishing Coalition from 2013 to 2016. She received her MLS from University of North Carolina-Chapel … Continue reading Sarah Lippincott

Brandon Locke
September 25, 2019

Brandon Locke

Brandon Locke is the Project Manager for the Library Publishing Workflows Project. He also co-leads Endangered Data Week and the Digital Library Federation’s Government Records Transparency and Accountability Group. Previously, Brandon was the Director of the Lab for the Education and Advancement in Digital Research at Michigan State University, where he taught digital scholarship methods … Continue reading Brandon Locke

September 23, 2019

Eric Martin

As the Administrative Support Specialist for Educopia Institute, Eric provides personnel support across Educopia’s affiliated communities and research projects. Prior to joining Educopia, Eric served as the Business Service Coordinator at the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s University Learning Center and as an Assistant Branch Manager in the Florence County Public Library system. He received … Continue reading Eric Martin

September 15, 2019

Jessica Meyerson

Jessica Meyerson is Co-Director at Educopia Institute, where she is responsible for development and community cultivation. Along with Co-Directors Racquel Asante and Katherine Kim, she supports Educopia’s commitment to empower collaborative communities to create, share, and preserve knowledge. Jessica connects intentionality in daily practice to system-level change, and cares about co-creating cultures that embrace humility, … Continue reading Jessica Meyerson

September 5, 2019

Caitlin Perry

Caitlin Perry is Educopia’s Communications and Data Manager, offering support across all of Educopia’s affiliated communities and the research division. Before coming to Educopia, Caitlin worked as a copywriter, operations manager at a tech start-up, book publicist, and an ice cream maker. She received her B.A. in English from Skidmore College and is currently pursuing … Continue reading Caitlin Perry

Melanie Schlosser
August 25, 2019

Melanie Schlosser

Melanie Schlosser is the Senior Community Facilitator, working with the Library Publishing Coalition and other communities and projects related to scholarly communications. Before coming to Educopia, Melanie spent almost ten years as a faculty member at the Ohio State University Libraries, working with digital publishing, the institutional repository, and a variety of other scholarly communications-related … Continue reading Melanie Schlosser

Katherine Skinner
August 5, 2019

Katherine Skinner

Dr. Katherine Skinner is the Executive Director of the Educopia Institute, a not-for-profit educational organization that empowers collaborative communities to create, share, and preserve knowledge. She is the founding program director for the MetaArchive Cooperative, a community-owned and community-governed digital preservation network founded in 2004 that now has more than 50 member institutions in four … Continue reading Katherine Skinner

July 26, 2019

Hannah Wang

Hannah Wang is the Community Facilitator for the MetaArchive Cooperative and the Project Director for the DPSC Planning Project. Prior to joining Educopia, she was the Electronic Records & Digital Preservation Archivist at the Wisconsin Historical Society, where she managed the acquisition of state electronic records, coordinated born-digital processing workflows, and developed the digital preservation … Continue reading Hannah Wang