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 serves as the Chair of Florida State University Libraries Copyright Committee, and is involved in several campus-wide working groups ranging from digital scholarship to the research lifecycle. He serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, the advisory board for ARCS (Advancing Research Communication and Scholarship), 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.