Laurie Taylor, Senior Director for Library Technology and Digital Strategies, and Chair of the Department of Digital Partnerships & Strategies
As the Senior Director for Library Technology & Digital Strategies, I provide leadership for technology and partnerships with the UF Libraries across the university, regionally, nationally, and internationally. I work closely with colleagues to create and sustain supports for collaborations for building collections, community, and capacity, including for the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) and LibraryPress@UF. My work is geared towards enabling a culture of radical collaboration that values and supports diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Perry Collins, Copyright and Open Educational Resources Librarian
Perry Collins is the Copyright and Open Educational Resources Librarian at the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida. She is the UF Lead on the dLOC as Data Project.
Chelsea Johnston, Scholarly Publishing & Repository Librarian
Chelsea Johnston is the Scholarly Publishing & Repository Librarian at the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida. She manages the Libraries’ open access journal publishing program on Florida Online Journals, supports the Institutional Repository at the University of Florida, and contributes to other initiatives in digital scholarship and publishing through the LibraryPress@UF. Chelsea has also worked as a Library Operations Coordinator at the University of South Florida Libraries and an Associate Acquisitions Editor at Elsevier. Her research interests include publishing, project management, digital scholarship, and partnerships in academic libraries.
As the Graphic Designer & Coordinator for LibraryPress@UF, an imprint of UF Press and George A. Smathers Libraries, I develop creative designs and publications. I serve as Managing Editor for SOURCE, UF Libraries Open Access Magazine. I support academic faculty collaborating with the Libraries and manage design projects from conception to production. For over 25 years I have honed my visual communication skills in digital/print publishing, logo/brand development, and advertising/promotional design. I have been fortunate to call many amazing places across the country home while curating my journey as a creative.