Nominations for invited speakers/keynotes for Code4Lib 2018 in Washington, D.C.
will open on '''September 18th''' and close on '''October 15, 2017'''.
Voting will start on Monday, October 23, 2017 and continue through Monday, November 13, 2017.
Some pertinent history/biography/hyperlinks that elucidates why Jane would be a good keynote speaker.
== Chris Bourg ==
== Abby Covert ==
Abby Covert is currently the Information Architect for Etsy, and is a co-founder and advisor for World IA Day. She authored the book Making Sense of Any Mess which is a wonderfully written and clear explanation of IA. The book also made it clear to me how much about IA is already familiar to librarians (taxonomies, organizing, making things clear), but Abby presents it in a new light. She has given talks on making things clear, language, IA, and collaboration. I think her ideas would both challenge and reinforce librarian beliefs a about organization and presentation, and I imagine that she would be able to tailor her presentation to the librarian/ library web audience.
Terry Brady == Terry Brady is a software developer in Seattle working for the Georgetown University Library. Terry is the lead developer for DigitalGeorgetown. Terry is a committer for the DSpace repository platform. Terry has built applications for higher education, government, non-profit, and corporate institutions including LexisNexis and the National Archives and Records Administration--including the amazingly handy File-Analyzer. Strengthening communities is a passion of Terry's: he regularly participates in the DSpace Community Advisory Team meetings, and initiated the recent DSpace Users Group meeting hosted by Georgetown University in August of 2017. Terry does what all developers do, he writes code enthusiastically, and many times for no personal advantage, merely because it's work that needs doing, or is an interesting challenge. His work inspires that same approach in others; his observations on the work we all do will be equally inspiring.
github.com/ terrywbrady/info GitHub] [https:// github.com/ Georgetown-University-Libraries/File-Analyzer File-Analyzer] [https://repository.library.georgetown.edu/ DigitalGeorgetown]
==David Brunton== David Brunton was hired is the Chief of Repository Development at the Library of Congress. In his time here, David has contributed to a number of important group efforts at LC, including : electronic Copyright Deposit, the Twitter archive, the National Digital Newspaper Program, digitization workflow, and more recently, crowdsourcing. David's first library job and his first coding job were both during his undergraduate years in the mid- nineties, and he has been doing one, the other, and both ever since. David is a fun and engaging speaker.
== Dr. Timothy C. Summers ==
== Kate Deibel == Kate Deibel is the Inclusion & Accessibility Librarian at Syracuse University. An ardent advocate for usable and accessible technologies, her work focuses on disciplinarity, technology adoption, comics, and disability. Kate earned her PhD in computer science and engineering at the University of Washington in 2011 with a multidisciplinary study of the social and technological factors that hinder adoption of reading technologies among adults with dyslexia, and while working as a web applications specialist at the University of Washington Libraries she focused on ensuring that technologies are effective tools for both library patrons and staff. By challenging the assumptions that we make about accessibility and our patrons' experiences with library technology, Kate's work pushes us to be more empathetic, realistic, and creative when we design library systems. [ https://twitter.com/metageeky https://twitter.com/metageeky] [ http: //2017.code4lib.org/talks/The-Most-Accessible-Catalog-Results-Page-Ever The Most Accessible Catalog Results Page Ever] [http://www.mashcat.info/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Katherine-Deibel-mashcat-two-headed-monsters.pptx Shall We Become Two-headed Monsters? Cross-disciplinary and multiliteracy perspectives for Mashcat’s goals] == Mega Subramaniam == Mega Subramaniam is an Associate Professor at the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland. Dr. Subramaniam is the fellow for the Libraries Ready to Code (RtC) project led by the Office for Information Technology Policy at the American Library Association, which is funded by Google, Inc. Dr. Subramaniam has been instrumental in assisting ALA OITP in planning and implementing the activities for all the three RtC phases, hence has great insights on how librarians can be Ready to Code. The RtC project ultimate goal is to develop a mindset for library services for and with youth that puts youth interests at the center of the learning, provides opportunities for youth to engage in planning & implementation of computational and coding programs in libraries, focuses on facilitation, and provides opportunities for community members to coach and mentor youth in computational thinking. Dr. Subramaniam’s work focuses on enhancing the role of libraries in fostering the mastery of new media literacies that are essential for STEM learning among underserved young people. Mega is the lead PI for the IMLS-funded Graduate Certificate of Professional Studies in Youth Experience (YX) and developed a new YX specialization within MLIS, that allows in-service and pre-service librarians to develop skills to facilitate programs and services that foster computational thinking and other emerging literacies in youth from birth to 18. Dr. Subramaniam holds a bachelor’s degree in Education (Mathematics and Computers in Education) from the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, received her master’s degree in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University, Bloomington, and her Ph.D in Information Studies from Florida State University. [http://www.terpconnect.umd.edu/~mmsubram/index.html Website] [http://www.ala.org/tools/readytocode Libraries Ready to Code] [https://twitter.com/mmsubram Twitter]