After retiring from the MIT Libraries in January 2016, where she was most recently digital humanities librarian and librarian to the Media Lab at MIT, Dr. Patsy Baudoin established her own developmental-editing and translating business. Past experience includes co-managing Schoenhof’s Foreign Books, documentary filmmaking, TV production, software project management, teaching French language and literature, and consulting in digital archiving. She has edited and translated books and articles, and enjoys writing book reviews, too. She is one of the co-authors of 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1));:GOTO10 (MIT Press, 2012).
Chassanoff is a recent graduate of the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Her dissertation examines the information experiences of historians using digitized archival photographs as evidence. Her broad research interests concern the creation, transmission, and reception of scholarly knowledge in the digital age, and the ways in which infrastructures can support emerging practices. Read more about Alexandra Chassanoff
Richard "Rick" Landau holds a Masters (ABD) in statistics from Princeton, and has had long and varied experience with many types and many aspects of computer systems, computer languages, networks, and architectures.
He has lead the development of numerous public computing standards through DEC, Dell and DMTF, and holds two patents.
Zachary Lizee is a graduate student in the Simmons College Library and Information Science program. Zachary will be graduating in December 2016 with a MS from Simmons. Previously, Zachary studied Italian Renaissance socio-political patronage networks and the effects of political power networks on the recording of historical events during the Italic Wars (1494-1530). Zachary wishes to use his experiences as a researcher to aid and facilitate libraries and their staff in increasing information literacy skills and electronic resources skills with the goal of increasing user accessibility and comprehension.
Carol Witt is a student at the School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College, from which she will receive her Master of Science in January 2017. She has a Master of Arts from the University of Toronto’s Centre for Medieval Studies, an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Mediaeval and Celtic Studies from the University of Toronto, and a Library and Information Technician Diploma from Seneca College.
Carol’s library interests are in technology and helping to empower people within an academic or research setting. Her research at MIT will explore reimagining library instruction, blending instruction for individual gain with promoting social awareness and responsibility in informational behaviour, as well as exploring the potential for new technology to expand the range of instructional formats and designs.