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Dana Library welcomes new digital humanities librarian

The John Cotton Dana Library, on the Rutgers-Newark campus, is pleased to welcome Krista White who assumed the new position of digital humanities librarian. Krista began her work in the Dana Library in April.

As digital humanities librarian Krista will offer support in integrating digital resources, methodologies, technologies, and analytical tools with traditional resources and approaches to teaching and learning activities in the humanities. She will also serve as an adviser to teaching faculty, particularly in support of oral history projects, and assist the Rutgers University Libraries' Institute of Jazz Studies in planning digital projects based on its extensive collections of sound, image, and archival material.

For the past five years, Krista worked in a variety of technical support capacities at Drew University including Instructional Technology Services Training Coordinator, GIS Support Specialist, and Visual Resources Curator in the Department of Art History. In those functions, Krista helped students, faculty and staff navigate emerging technologies for teaching, learning, and university processes, and spearheaded multiple digitization projects, including the creation of Drew's online information technology training program, Drew Online Network User Training (DONUT). She was also the project manager for the creation of a digital finding aid for two years of recordings of the Dodge Poetry Festival, housed in Drew University's Rose Memorial Library.

Krista earned her MLIS from Rutgers' School of Communication and Information in 2008, where her studies concentrated on digital libraries and metadata standards. She also holds masters degrees in the Anthropology of Religion from Drew University and in Art History from the University of Colorado in Boulder.

Krista can be reached at 973-353-5913 or via email at kwhite2@rumail.rutgers.edu.

Posted April 30, 2012