Speakers include Crystal Felima, PhD, the CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in Caribbean Studies Data Curation at UF. Her interests include pedagogy, narrative research, public anthropology, and Africana Studies. Crystal serves as a team member of the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) to facilitate campus-wide data curation activities and forge new collaborations to extend capacity. She also consults with researchers and scholars on emerging trends and best practices in digital humanities, data curation, and e-scholarship in Caribbean Studies. Website: crystalfelima.com
Hélène Huet, PhD, is the European Studies Librarian at UF. She holds a Ph.D in French and Francophone Studies from the Pennsylvania State University. At UF, Hélène oversees many international collections and collaborates on a variety of projects from creating exhibits to organizing conferences. She also helps facilitate undergraduate and graduate students’ research through library instruction sessions and workshops. As a digital humanist and the Vice-Chair of the Florida Digital Humanities Consortium (FLDH), a collective of institutions in Florida that seeks to promote an understanding of the humanities in light of digital technologies and research, she is particularly interested in studying how digital tools can help facilitate students and faculty’s research.
Plato Smith, PhD, is the Data Management Librarian at UF with experience in academic research libraries, digital libraries, and data management. He assists in the development of socio-technical (people, policies, technologies, communities) relationships with diverse stakeholders, leads the Data Management and Curation Working Group, is a member of UF’s Academic Research Consulting & Services (ARCS), and conducts data management instruction and training workshops to develop a culture of data management.
Laurie N. Taylor, PhD, is UF’s Digital Scholarship Librarian, the dLOC Digital Scholarship Director, and Editor-in-Chief of the LibraryPress@UF. Website: laurientaylor.org