I am an information professional with an interdisciplinary academic background, interests in many flavors of technology, and a penchant toward foodie/music/film snobbery. I am primarily interested in the future of academic publishing and digital humanities, and I dabble in biblio/alt-metrics, LIS pedagogy, and more. I am proud to have started my career as the Scholarly Communication Librarian at Florida State University, my alma mater thrice over. I also have an undying love for the academic study of contemporary popular culture.
Some brief details:
- My CV is here
- An overview of my research and scholarly impact is here
- My ORCID is 0000-0001-8429-7697
- I graduated with my MLIS from Florida State University’s iSchool in April 2011.
- I was also a founding member of the blog Hack Library School, dedicated to resources by, for and about students in library school.
- I do some writing about my job over here
Other things I’ve gotten myself involved in:
- Member of the inaugural THATCamp Council
- FSU Liaison to the Library Publishing Coalition
- Served on the Coordinating Committee of COAPI (2013-2015)
- Editorial Board member for the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication
Current, official, working bio:
Micah Vandegrift is Florida State University’s Director of Digital Scholarship. He coordinates the digital scholarship activities for the library and directs the Office of Digital Research and Scholarship (DRS), which provides consultations, infrastructure, and project development in the areas of: academic publishing, research data services, digital pedagogy, and digital humanities. Micah serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication and on the DLF Project Managers Group Steering Committee.