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:
- 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
- Serving on the coordinating Committee of COAPI (the Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions)
- Editorial Board member for the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication
- I really love my job and am pretty content with life right about now.
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.