The best compilation of my service, research, and professional activity is on github. A selection of material is below.

Research Projects in Process

Modeling Contributorship with the Taxonomy of Digital Research Activities in the Humanities (TiDiRAH) – Applying a Community-Based Taxonomy to Digital Projects

  • Proposed and accepted to the Mellon-funded Triangle Scholarly Communication Institute in October 2015
  • Cross-disciplinary team includes: Dr. Cassidy Sugimoto, Indiana University-Bloomington, Dr. J. Britt Holbrook, New Jersey Institute for Technology, Dr. Korey Jackson, Gray Family Chair for Library Innovation, University of Oregon, Zach Coble, Digital Scholarship Librarian, New York University, and April Hathcock, Scholarly Communication Librarian, New York University

Examining the Pedagogy of Information Schools’ Digital Humanities Courses through Syllabi

  • Inspired by coursework at the Humanities Intensive Teaching and Learning (HILT2015) seminar on Digital Pedagogy and Networked Learning. Documentation available at
  • Crowsourced a compliation of sample syllabi using Zotero
  • Plan to code and sort the syllabi and then conduct interviews of students from those programs to see how the curriculum matched with, or adequately prepared them for professional jobs in digital humanities.


Scholarly Communication is People: Its Our Time: Three crazy ideas for LIS to “own” open access. Keynote address delivered at Association of College and Research Libraries – New York

The Miseducation of Scholarly Communication. Invited presentation at the Society for Scholarly Publishing, Boston, MA.

DIY Library Culture and the Academy. Ford, E., Leeder, K., Dorney, E., & Vandegrift, M. Panel presented at the Association of College and Research Libraries, Indianapolis. In the Library with the Lead Pipe.


“Free to All”: Library Publishing and the Challenge of Open Access. Vandegrift, M., & Bolick, J. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication.

Librarian, Heal Thyself: A Scholarly Communication Analysis of LIS Journals. Vandegrift, M., & Bowley, C. In the Library with the Lead Pipe.

LIS Journals measured for “openness.” Data set related to Librarian, Heal Thyself. Vandegrift, M., & Bowley, C.

Evolving in common: Creating mutually supportive relationships between libraries and the digital humanities. Vandegrift, M., & Varner, S. Journal of Library Administration, 53(1), 67-78.


Steering Committee Member, Digital Library Federation Project Managers Group (2016- )

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication (2014– )

Chair-elect, Grant Review Panel, Institute for Museum and Library Services – Library Services and Technology Act State of Florida (2013–2019)

Elected Member, THATCamp (The Humanities and Technology Camp) Council (2014– )

Representative, Library Publishing Coalition, Founding member (2013– )

Coordinating Committee Member – Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (2012–2015)

Reviewer, Conference proposals to The Collective, a new start-up library conference in its inaugural year. (2014-2015)