Allow me to introduce myself…


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 education, and more. I am proud to have started my career as the Scholarly Communication Librarian at Florida State University, my alma mater thrice over, while spending my evenings with two Boston Terriers, a bouncing baby boy and one lovely wife. I also have an undying love for the academic study of contemporary popular culture.

Some brief details:

Current, official, working bio:

Micah Vandegrift is Florida State University’s first Scholarly Communication Librarian. In that capacity, he manages the institutional repository, works with faculty and administrators on a variety of initiatives related to academic publishing, conducts outreach and education on copyright and fair use, open access, the future of academic publishing, and other related topics. Micah co-leads FSU’s Digital Scholars Discussion Group, serves as the Chair of Florida State University Libraries Copyright Committee, and is involved in several campus-wide exploratory/working groups ranging from digital scholarship to the “research lifecycle.” He serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, is a member of the first THATCamp Council, and is Florida State University Library’s liaison to the Library Publishing Coalition and the Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions.