2022 Conference Speakers

Details on each speaker's session are available on the 2022 Conference Agenda & Presentations page.

Anna Craft, UNC Greensboro University Libraries
Anna Craft is Coordinator of Scholarly Communications at UNCG. She coordinates the institutional repository, supports UNCG’s OA journals, provides scholarly communications training and development, and helps ensure that the Libraries’ resources are discoverable and available for patrons worldwide.

Beverly Geckle, Middle Tennessee State University
Beverly Geckle earned her MLS in 2000 from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is the Continuing Resources Librarian at Middle Tennessee State University where she has worked since 2006. Prior to MTSU, she was the Serials Librarian at the University of Baltimore Law Library.

Christopher Holly, EBSCO
Christopher Holly is a Director of SaaS Innovation at EBSCO and has spent the majority of his library career working with ILS/LSP's. Prior to joining EBSCO, Christopher created a new strategic direction and plan for Cooperative Computer Services (CCS) in Illinois as Executive Director.

Curtis Brundy, Iowa State University
Curtis Brundy is the Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Communications and Collections at Iowa State University. He is active in efforts to transform scholarly communication and is especially interested in shifting traditional subscription collections spend towards supporting open access.

Denise FitzGerald Quintel, Middle Tennessee State University
Denise Quintel works as the Discovery Services Librarian at Middle Tennessee State University. She brings to her librarianship a focus on user-centered design and dedication to improving the research journey through the discovery and usability of resources.

Denise Soufi, UNC-Chapel Hill
Denise Soufi has been a member of the Open Cataloging Rules project since its genesis in 2019 and its co-leader since January 2021. She is currently the Metadata Librarian for Middle Eastern Languages & Special Collections at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Elizabeth Speer, University of North Texas Health Science Center
Elizabeth Speer is the Electronic Resources & Acquisitions Librarian for Gibson D. Lewis Library at UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worth. She is responsible for the electronic library collection with a current focus in DEI and OA, copyright, contracts, and ILL processes and policies.

Erika Boardman, J. Murrey Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
Erika Boardman is a recent MLIS graduate from UNC Greensboro. She is currently the Offsite Collections Coordinator for the J. Murrey Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte.

Faye R. Leibowitz, Retired
Faye Leibowitz has been a member and co-leader of the Open Cataloging Rules project since January 2021. She retired from her position as General Languages Catalog Librarian at the University of Pittsburgh in August 2020. She has taught cataloging courses as an adjunct for the graduate library science programs at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Gary M. Childs, West Chester University
Gary M. Childs, MS is the Engineering (STEM-H) Librarian at West Chester University. He is a member of Faculty Senate, the University Libraries’ and the Electronic Resources Committee. Additionally, Gary serves as the Co-Chair of the newly formed Liberty Chapter of the Medical Library Association.

Hong Li, University of Tennessee at Martin
Hong Li, Electronic Resources and Discovery Librarian at the University of Tennessee at Martin (UTM). Prior to joining the UTM in 2020, she worked as the Technical Services Librarian at Missouri Southern State University for eight years.

Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, Researcher, Facilitator, Leader, and Coach
Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, MSLS earned her M.S.L.S. from the historic Clark Atlanta University School of Library and Information Studies. While known for her work on ethics, equity, diversity and inclusion, and communities of practice in libraries, Kendrick's research on low-morale experiences in library workplaces is recognized as groundbreaking and validating for library employees at all levels. In her daily and long-term work, Kendrick has transformed library programs, services, and culture via creativity, leadership, and advocacy. She is committed to centering well-being, creativity, and empathy in the workplace and promoting career clarity and rejuvenation to workers. In 2019, Kendrick was named the Association of College and Research Libraries' Academic/Research Librarian of the Year.

Katherine Greene, Dahlgren Memorial Library, Georgetown University Medical Center
Katherine works at Dahlgren Memorial Library, the health sciences library for Georgetown University Medical Center. At DML she is responsible for providing ongoing, seamless access to electronic resources paying special attention to accessibility, user experience, and copyright.

Kathie Mason, Eastern Michigan University
Kathie Mason MLS, Collections Librarian @ Halle Library, Eastern Michigan University. I oversee collection management activities and participate in negotiation and evaluation of library resources. My professional interests include: assessment, resource sharing, and library communication.

Kerry Creelman, University of Houston
Kerry Creelman is an Associate Librarian and the Head of Collections Strategies & Services at the University of Houston Libraries.

Li Ma, University of South Carolina
Li Ma is the E-Resource & Serial Librarian at Thomas Cooper Library at University of South Carolina. She has extensive experiences in acquisitions, serials, electronic resource management and library systems implementation including Alma and Primo.

Matthew W. Goddard, Iowa State University
Matthew Goddard is E-Resources Librarian and Head of the Access and Acquisitions Dept. at Iowa State University. He is interested in the integration of acquisitions, open access and e-resources management in libraries.

Megan Inman, Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University
Megan Inman, MLIS, is the Collection Development Librarian at Laupus Health Sciences Library at East Carolina University. She oversees all collection purchases and participates in the management of the library's electronic resources management system.

Micha Broadnax, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Micha Broadnax (she/they) is an archival strategist currently residing in Western Massachusetts. Micha is the project manager for the Black Teacher Archive at Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Paula Damasceno, UNC Chapel Hill
Paula Damasceno is the ​Multimedia Instruction Coordinator at the UNCG Libraries' Digital Media Commons, and a MA Library Science and Art History Candidate at UNC at Chapel Hill. She holds a ​BFA in Photography from UNCG. Paula intersects visuality, programming, and multimedia digital humanities.

Rebecca Tatterson, East Carolina University
Rebecca Tatterson is the Electronic Resources Librarian at East Carolina University. She works to ensure access and discovery of the libraries’ extensive online collections.

Rob Ross, NC LIVE
Rob Ross is the Executive Director of NC LIVE, North Carolina’s statewide library cooperative.

Scott Chamberlain, OurResearch
Software Engineer and Product Owner of Unsub at Our Research.

Sophie Hollis, UNC Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS)
I'm a library science graduate student (MSLS) focusing on library instruction with primary sources and special collections. I am also a graduate research assistant at the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center.

Timothy W. Goodrich, EBSCO
Tim has served in a variety of roles at EBSCO since joining the company in 2003. He is currently responsible for EDS and OpenAthens. He spent many years on new or existing research products across several departments including Content Management, Content Licensing, and Product Management.

Tina Herman Buck, University of Central Florida
Tina is the Interim Department Head for Acquisitions and Collection Services and the Electronic Resources Librarian at the University of Central Florida Libraries. She's delighted to have co-authored Guidance for Librarians Transitioning to a New Environment, published by Routledge in 2020.

Wenli Gao, University of Houston
Wenli Gao is the Collections Analytics Coordinator at University of Houston where she leads the analysis and presentation of collections data.