Appointed as Program Coordinator and Analyst, Anvil Academic Publishing, Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)


Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows

PhD field of study

PhD, English Language and Literature, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Position Description

CLIR is an independent, nonprofit organization that forges strategies to enhance research, teaching, and learning environments in collaboration with libraries, cultural institutions, and communities of higher learning. CLIR and the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE), working with leading liberal arts colleges and universities, have launched a broad-based, collaborative publishing experiment that is scalable, widely adoptable, low-cost, and readily accessible by scholarly authors and readers. The project, called Anvil Academic Publishing, is a new digital academic publishing platform designed to address both the current crisis in academic publishing and the opportunities presented by digital technology, particularly the emergence of portable electronic reading/writing devices. The Program Coordinator and Analyst has responsibilities in two related areas : 1) program coordination, working closely with all aspects of the new publishing venture—peer review, editorial work, technical architecture, format/presentation of the scholarly end product, and the web environment—and 2) analysis of the various functions for optimal coherence and productivity.