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Education

Ph.D. Research Methods & Educational Technology, College of Education & Human Development. George Mason University, 2014

M.A. American History, College of Humanities & Social Sciences. George Mason University, 2009

B.A. History and the History of Science, College of Letters & Science. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2006

Professional Appointments/Employment 

Head, Digital Content Management ,The Library of Congress, 8/2017 –Present

Serve as the first head of digital content management in Library Services at the Library of Congress. This new unit is charged to codify and communicate digital content best practices, provide training to staff throughout the Library, and work with Office of the Chief Information Officer to develop the Library’s technical capacity to collect, preserve, and deliver digital collections.

  • Serve as a technical expert in the planning, management, and execution of digital collections projects and activities.
  • Oversee the development of requirements related to the management of digital content.
  • Direct studies and testing of digital library best practices and standards.
  • Coordinate digital workflow activities with specialists in curatorial units throughout Library Services, the Law Library, and the Office of Chief lnformation Officer.
  • Provide training and presentations to staff in stakeholder and curatorial units.
  • Attends conferences/meetings to make presentations or for professional development to keep abreast of current trends in technology.
  • Works collaboratively to facilitate and encourage development and implementation of institution-wide and national best practices and standards.

Acting Associate Deputy Director for Library Services, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 5/2017 – 8/2017

Direct the agency’s discretionary library grant programs, including the National Leadership Grants for Libraries program, the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian program, the Native American/Native Hawaiian Library Services program, and special programs and initiatives.

  • Lead a team of eight program staff who collectively manage portfolios representing the full range of library service and library science education in the United States.
  • Oversee a portfolio of $30 million in awards annually and $90 million open grants and cooperative agreements at any given time.
  • Serve as a senior staff member for the agency leading internally and externally on library and information policy and programs.

Supervisory Senior Program Officer, National Digital Platform –   7/2016- Present – Office of Library Services, Institute of Museum and Library Services

Lead a team of four program staff and managed the development of the national digital platform portfolio within the Office of Library Services, providing expertise internally in the Office of Library Services and externally on grant programs and other initiatives relating to ongoing development of digital library infrastructure and services nationwide.

  • Steer an overall strategy encompassing research, grant making, and policy agendas, as well as communications initiatives, in support of the development of national digital services and resources in libraries.
  • Envision, enact and lead grant-making priorities related to national digital platform development within both the National Leadership Grant Program for Libraries and the State Library Grant Program.
  • Provide expertise agency-wide on policy matters such as participation in and support of Open Government and Open Data Initiatives, and on related agency digital technology matters.
  • Lead interagency initiatives and partnerships with agencies including the National Science Foundation, the Library of Congress, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Department of Education, the State Department, and the Whitehouse Office of Science and Technology Policy.
  • Manage, coach, and support a team of four program officers and specialists to execute national digital platform initiatives responsible for more than 30 million dollars in open grants and cooperative agreements at any given time.

Senior Program Officer, National Digital Platform – 1/2015- 7/2016 – Office of Library Services, Institute of Museum and Library Services

Lead and manage the development of the national digital platform portfolio within the Office of Library Services, providing expertise internally in the Office of Library Services and externally on grant programs and other initiatives relating to ongoing development of digital library infrastructure and services nationwide.

  • Steer an overall strategy encompassing research, grant making, and policy agendas, as well as communications initiatives, in support of the development of national digital services and resources in libraries.
  • Envision, enact and lead grant-making priorities related to national digital platform development within both the National Leadership Grant Program for Libraries and the State Library Grant Program.
  • Provide expertise agency-wide on policy matters such as participation in and support of Open Government and Open Data Initiatives, and on related agency digital technology matters.

Digital Archivist – 10/2010-1/2015 – Office of Strategic Initiatives, The Library of Congress

Work with Library of Congress staff, personnel from other government agencies, and stakeholders from across the nation in identifying requirements, understanding needs for managing content across the digital life cycle, and explaining program policies and procedures of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP).

  • Serve as co-chair for National Digital Stewardship Alliance infrastructure and innovation working groups
  • Develop national policy and strategy for digital collection development and preservation
  • Manage the development and promotion of Viewshare, an open source software platform for visualizing digital collection data
  • Secure private grant funds to support initiatives
  • Serve as internal consultant on digital strategy and collection development to units within The Library of Congress
  • Supervise and direct the work of fellows, interns and contractors 

Special Curator, Science Literacy Initiative  –  01/2013-01/2014 – Office of Associate Librarian for Library Services, The Library of Congress

Oversaw the development of an online collection and exhibition documenting the history of astronomy and life on other words featuring items from the Carl Sagan papers alongside items from seven Library of Congress special collection divisions.

  • Developed an overarching digital collection framework
  • Composed 18 thematic essays
  • Developed and oversaw execution of digitization plan
  • Managed work on the project among more than 10 internal divisions involving more than 30 staff
  • Led development of set of k-12 teacher resources
  • Cleared rights for online digital access to items and develop fair use cases with General Counsel’s office
  • Worked closely with the web team to refine workflow and process for this and future online collections

Community Manager  –  11/2006- 10/2010 – Center for History and New Media, George Mason University

Led outreach efforts and served as user advocate in the development of the open source Zotero research management tool.

  • Responsible for building alliances with scholarly organizations and libraries
  • Developed and executed outreach strategy
  • Encouraged scholars and librarians to adopt and promote Zotero
  • Developed and implemented cost recovery/sustainability initiatives
  • Developed and maintained end-user documentation
  • Identified opportunities for grant funding and drafted grant proposals
  • Supervised and directed work of student employees and interns

Assistant Orchestra Librarian – 09/2003- 10/2006 – Music Department, University of Wisconsin

Managed, organized, and provided access to sheet music for the University of Wisconsin’s two All University String Orchestras.

Publications

Books

Owens, T (Forthcoming). The Theory and Craft of Digital Preservation: An Introduction. Johns Hopkins University Press. Baltimore, MD.

Owens, T. (2015). Designing Online Communities: How Designers, Developers, Community Managers, and Software Structure Discourse and Knowledge Production on the Web. Peter Lang, New York.

Owens, T. (2010). Fairfax County: A History in Postcards.  Arcadia Press. Charleston, SC.

Journal Articles

Owens, T. (2016). Curating in the Open: A Case for Iteratively and Openly Publishing Curatorial Research on the Web. Curator: The Museum Journal. 59 (4), 427–442. DOI: 10.1111/cura.12168

Marx, M., Owens, T. (June, 2015). The National Digital Platform for Libraries and Museums Collaborating on tools and services across organizations.American Libraries.

Owens, T. (2015). Lego, Handcraft, and Costumed Zombies: What Zombies do on Flickr. New Directions in Folklore 13 (1), 17-92.

Sheridan, K., Halverson, E, Litts, B., Brahms, L.,Jacobs-Priebe, L., Owens, T. (2015). Learning in the making: A comparative case study of three makerspaces  Harvard Educational Review 84 (4), 505-531.

Owens, T. (2013) Digital Cultural Heritage and the Crowd. Curator: The Museum Journal, Vol. 56. Iss. 1.

Altman, M., Bailey, J., Cariani, K.,  Gallinger, M., Mandelbaum, J., Owens, T. (2013). NDSA Storage Report: Reflections on National Digital Stewardship Alliance Member Approaches to Preservation Storage TechnologiesD-Lib. Vol 19. Iss 5.

Gibbs, F., & Owens, T. (2012). Building Better Digital Humanities Tools: Toward Broader Audiences and User-Centered Designs. Digital Humanities Quarterly. Vol 6. Iss 2.

Lauren, A., Bailey, J., & Owens, T. (2012). Viewshare and the Kress Collection: Creating, Sharing, and Rapidly Prototyping Visual Interfaces to Cultural Heritage Collection Data. D-Lib. Vol 18. Iss 12.

Owens, T. (2012). Defining Data for Humanists: Text, Artifact, Information or Evidence? The Journal of Digital Humanities. Vol 1. Iss 1.

Owens, T. & Bailey, J. (October, 2012). Viewshare: Digital Interfaces as Scholarly Activity. Perspectives on History.

Owens, T. J. (2012). Tripadvisor rates Einstein: Using the social web to unpack the public meanings of a cultural heritage site. The International Journal of Web Based Communities. Vol. 8. Iss. 1.

Owens, T. J. (2009). Going to school with Madame Curie and Mr. Einstein: Gender roles in children’s science biographies. Cultural Studies of Science Education. Vol 4. Iss.

Book Chapters & Conference Proceedings

Owens, T. (Forthcoming) Digital Sources & Digital Archives: The Evidentiary Basis of Digital History. In Companion to Digital History. Edited by David Staley. Wiley, New York, NY.

Owens, T., Sands, A., Reynolds, E., Neal, J., Mayeaux, S., Marx, M. (Forthcoming). Digital Infrastructures that Embody Library Principles: The IMLS national digital platform as a framework for digital library tools and services. In Applying Library Values to Emerging Technology: Tips and Techniques for Advancing within Your Mission. Association of College and Research Libraries. Chicago, IL.

Owens, T. (Forthcoming). Archives as a Service: From Archivist as Producer & Provider to Archivist as Facilitator and Enabler. In Archival Values: Essays in Honor of Mark Greene. Society of American Archivists, Washington, DC.

Owens, T., Wilson, C. (2015). Roles and Responsibilities for Sustaining Open Source Platforms and Tools. In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Digital Preservation.

Phillips, M., Bailey, J., Goethals, A., & Owens, T. (2013). The NDSA Levels of Digital Preservation: An Explanation and Uses. In Proceedings of the 2013 IS&T Archiving Conference.

Mir, R., & Owens, T. (2013). Modeling Indigenous Peoples: Unpacking Ideology in Sid Meier’s Colonization. In Playing with the Past: Digital Games and the Simulation of History. Bloomsbury Press, NY.

Gibbs, F., & Owens, T. (2013). The Hermeneutics of Data and Historical Writing. In Writing History in the Digital Age. University of Michigan Press. Ann Arbor, MI.

Owens, T. (2013). Mr. Moo’s First RPG: Rules, Discussion and the Instructional Implications of Collective Intelligence on the Open Web. In Rhetoric/Composition/Play: How Electronic Games Mediate Composition Theory and Practice (and Vice Versa). Palgrave Macmillan, NY.

Owens, T. (2012). The Public Course Blog: The Required Reading We Write Ourselves for the Course That Never Ends. In Debates in the Digital Humanities. University Of Minnesota Press. Minneapolis, MN.

Owens, T. (2011). Online Book Communities. In The Encyclopedia of Social Networking. Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA.

Owens, T. (2008). Zotero: Making Student Research Transparent. Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning. Madison WI.

Chmiel, M., & Owens, T. (2006). Anti-evolution Literature and its Hidden Pedagogical Value: Confronting the Creationism Dilemma. In Proceedings of the Eighth International History, Philosophy, and Sociology in Science Teaching Conference. Leeds, UK.

Book Reviews

Owens, T (2017) Review of When We Are No More: How Digital Memory Is Shaping Our FutureAmerican Archivist. Vol 80. Iss 1.

Owens, T. & Chmiel, M. (2013). Learning Technology as Infrastructure for Innovation. Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy. Iss. 4.

Owens, T. (2012). A Review of “Digital Media: Technology and Social Challenges of the Interactive World.” Journal of Archival Organization. Vol. 10. Iss. 1.

Owens, T. (2011). A Review of “Online Interviewing.” The Information Society.  Vol. 27. Iss. 3.

 

Teaching, Instruction, & Advising

Lecturer. College of Information Studies, University of Maryland (2014-Present). Design and teach graduate seminars on digital public history, digital art curation, and digital preservation for the Archives and Digital Curation specialization in the Master of Library Science Program.

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer, Department of History, American University (2011-Present). Design and teach History in the Digital Age, a graduate seminar on current and potential impact of digital media and tools on the theory and practice of history.

Academic Advisor. (2005-2006). University of Wisconsin: Advised incoming University of Wisconsin College of Letters and Science students.

Literacy Coach. (2004-2005). Teach For America: Mentor for the Teach for America after-school program at Shank Elementary in Madison Wisconsin.

Grant Funded Research & Development

Toward a National Strategy for Preserving Online Science. (2012). Funded by the Alfred. P. Sloan Foundation. Role: Co-principle investigator.

One Week, One Tool: A Digital Humanities Barn Raising. (2010). Funded through the National Endowment for the Humanities Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities Program. Role: Community development specialist and grant proposal co-author.

Scholarship in the Age of Abundance: Enhancing Historical Research With Text-Mining and Analysis Tools. (2008-2010). Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Role: Project manager and grant proposal co-author.

Zotero funding. (2006- 2010).  Zotero Commons, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, 2008-2009; Zotero 2.0, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, 2006-2008; Zotero 1.0, funding from Institute of Museum and Library Services, 2006-2007 Role: Community lead and grant proposal co-author.

 

Keynote Presentations

Owens, T. (May, 2017). Digital infrastructures that embody library principles: The IMLS national digital platform as a framework for digital library tools and services. Closing Keynote, Digital Initiatives Symposium, San Diego, CA.

Owens, T. (December, 2016). The IMLS national digital platform and your library. Opening Keynote, Maryland Tech Connect, Shady Grove, MD.

Owens, T. (August, 2016). From content to services, use & engagement: Next steps for IMLS’s national digital platform priority. Opening Keynote, Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference. Davenport, IA.

Owens, T. (May, 2016). Bridging contexts and communities: An update on IMLS’s national digital platform priority. Opening Keynote, Texas Conference on Digital Libraries, Austin, TX.

Owens, T. (October, 2015). People, communities and platforms: Digital cultural heritage and the web. Opening Keynote, National Digital Forum. Wellington, NZ

Owens, T. (2012, November). Do Less More Often: An Approach to Digital Strategy for Cultural Heritage Organizations. Opening Keynote, Connecticut Digital Initiatives Forum, Hartford, CT.

Invited & Refereed Presentations

Owens, T., Ferraiolo, N., Wurl, J. Funding Opportunities for Digital Library Initiatives (March, 2017). Computers & Libraries. Washington, DC.

Barber, L., Owens, T., Ferraiolo, N., Tran, E., Wurl, J. Funding Opps for Digital Library Initiatives (December, 2016). Coalition for Networked Information Fall Meeting. Washington, DC.

Barr, C., Owens, T., Ferraiolo, N., Wurl, J. Funding for Digital Library Projects: Opportunities, Issues & Themes  (November, 2016). Digital Library Federation Meeting. Milwaukee, WI.

Ball, M., Besser, H., Coulbourne, G., Gallinger, M., Owens, T. What We Are Learning about Training for Digital Preservation? (November, 2016).  Digital Preservation 2016. Milwaukee, WI.

Barr, C., Owens, T., Ferraiolo, N., Wurl, J. Funding for Digital Library Projects: Opportunities, Issues & Themes  (November, 2016). Digital Preservation 2016. Milwaukee, WI.

Anthony, C., Linke, E., Owens, T., Blackwell, M. Office for Information Technology Policy – Digital Content Working Group – Update and Future Directions (June, 2016). American Library Association Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL.

Owens, T. Bracken, J., Lutman, S. Philanthropy and Libraries. (June, 2016). American Library Association Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL.

Gore, E., Haddock, D., Owens, T., Voss, Jon. Mobile Archives: Preserving Community Memories Emily Gore. (March, 2016) SXSWedu. Austin, TX.

Narva, S., Owens,T.,  Rudersdorf, A.,  Shulman, J. (November, 2015). What’s a National Platform Strategy and Where Do Museums Fit? Museum Computer Network. Minneapolis, MN.

Owens, T., Lazorchak, B., Engle, E. & Potter, A. (2014, February). Level Up! Prioritizing Your Organization’s Next (or First) Steps for Digital Preservation. Presented at WebWise 2014. Baltimore, MD.

Altman, M., Grotke, A. & Owens, T. (December, 2013). A National Agenda for Digital Stewardship.  Presented at Coalition for Networked Information Winter Meeting. Washington D.C.

Owens, T. (2013, April). Signifying and Significance.  Presented at Digital/Pedagogy/Material/Archives conference, at The Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture, NY.

Owens, T. (2013, March). It’s All About Meaningful Decisions: Game Design Toward Nuanced Historical Interpretation and Complexity. Presented at The Future of Civil War History: Looking Beyond the 150th, Gettysburg, PA.

Owens, T. (2012, January). Building Interfaces, Understanding Collections. Presented at CurateGear, Chapel Hill, NC.

Anderson, M., Owens, T., & Potter, A. (2011, November). ViewShare.org: A Free and Open Platform for Visualizing Cultural Data. Presented at the Digital Library Federation Fall Forum, Baltimore, MD.

Owens, T. (2011, October). The Interface Layer of Cultural Heritage Collections and Recollection. Presented at 21st-Century Collections and the Urgency of Collaborative Action, Fall Forum of the Association for Research Libraries, Washington D.C.

Owens, T. J. (2010, June). Divergent Design Competence in the RPG Maker Community. Presented at Games + Learning + Society Conference, Madison, WI.

Chmiel, M., & Owens, T.  (2010, June). Gaming Across the Curriculum: Finding and Evaluating Educational Games. Presented at the International Society for Technology in Education Conference, Denver, CO.

Owens, T. J. (2010, June). Free and Easy Bibliography: Scaffolding Student Research with Zotero. Presented at the International Society for Technology in Education Conference, Denver, CO.

Owens, T. (2010, May). From Records to Data: Seeing and Sharing Cultural Heritage Collections With Recollection. An invited public lecture at Brooklyn Public Library, New York, NY.

Owens, T. (2010, May). The Time & Place for Space & Time: Interfaces for Distributed Cultural Heritage Collections. Presented as Part of New York Public Library’s Series of Invited Talks on Digital Humanities, New York, NY.

Owens, T.  (2010, March). Publish, Share, Collaborate, and Crowdsource Collections: Zotero 2.0 For Public Historians. Presented at the National Council on Public History Annual Meeting, Portland, OR.

Campbell, L., Anderson, M., & Owens, T. (2010, December). National Digital Preservation Program Initiatives for 2011. Presented at the annual meeting of the Coalition for Networked Information, Arlington, VA.

Owens, T. J., Boggs, J., Brennan, S., Graham, W., & Gilbert, J. (2010, April). Digital Tools for Historians. Presented at the Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, Washington D.C.

Boggs, J., Cohen, D. J., McClurken, J., Owens, T. J., Schrum, K., & Groom, J. (2010, January). Humanities in the Digital Age. Presented at the 125th Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, San Diego, CA.

Owens, T., Lester, D., Boggs, J. (2009, November). Three free, open source, extensible platforms for creating collaborative learning communities. Presented at Educause, Denver, CO.

Schrum, K., Boggs, J., Owens, T., Albers, K., Reeder, J., & Shepherd, A. (2009, October). Teaching and learning in the digital age. Presented at the annual meeting of the History of Education Society, Philadelphia, PA.

Owens, T., Ghajar, L. A., Boggs, J., & Lester, D. (June, 2009). Free digital tools to inspire student learning. Presented at the National Education Computing Conference, Fairfax, VA.

Owens, T., & Lester, D. (2009, June). Three free, open source, extensible platforms for creating collaborative learning communities. Presented at the 5th annual Innovations in eLearning Symposium, Fairfax, VA.

Owens, T. (2009, May). Putting Zotero to work: Free and open source research management for you and your institution. Presented at MCEtech, Ottawa, ON.

Owens, T. (2009, May). Gathering, organizing, annotating, and publishing humanities scholarship with Zotero. Part of Rutgers University’s New Media Boot Camp, Rutgers, NJ.

Owens, T. (2008, November). The face of American science: Exploring the history of the National Academy of Sciences Einstein Memorial. Presented at the 35th Annual Conference on Washington D.C. Historical Studies, Washington D.C.

Owens, T. (2008, June). Zotero: A platform for new modes of research collaboration. Presented at the 4th Annual Innovations in eLearning Symposium, Fairfax, VA.

Owens, T. (2008, May). Zotero in the writing classroom. Presented at Computers and Writing, Athens GA.

Owens, T. (2008, April). Playing history: Let’s build an open collaborative repository of historical games. Presented at the Frontiers in Digital History, Fairfax, VA.

Owens, T. (2008, February). Zotero and you, or bibliography on the semantic web. Presented at Code4lib, Portland, OR.

Owens, T., Kornblith, S., Krishnan, S.  (2008, February). Hacking Zotero: How to build translators, citation styles and otherwise extend the Zotero platform. Presented at Code4lib, Portland, OR.

Owens, T. (2007, November). Zotero: new features and what’s to come. Presented at the Digital Library Federation Fall Forum, Philadelphia, PA.

Owens, T. (2007, October). There has to be a better way: Zotero and research 2.0. Presented at Educause, Seattle, WA.

Owens, T. (2007, June). Zotero and research 2.0: Managing your research in your browser. Presented at the New Media Consortium Summer Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Owens, T. (2007, April). Climbing our family tree: The untimely birth of children’s books about evolution, 1920-1955. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Owens, T. (2007, April). Building A better bibliography with Zotero. Invited presentation to George Washington University’s American Studies department, Washington D.C.

Owens, T. (2007, April). Using Zotero in your daily research. Invited presentation to Brown University’s History and American Civilization departments, Providence, RI.

Owens, T. (2007, April). Built by historians, for historians: Using Zotero for your research. Presented at the American Association for History and Computing Conference, Providence, RI.

Owens, T. (2006, November). Going to school with Curie and Einstein: Gendering the history and nature of science. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the History of Science Society, Vancouver, BC.

Owens, T., & Chmiel, M. (2006, April). Mapping the landscape of gender in science through children’s biographies of Marie Curie and Albert Einstein. Presented at the National Association of Research in Science Teaching Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Graduate Seminars Designed & Taught

Digital History Methods, HIST 677, (3 Credits), Spring 2017, Department of History, American University

Digital Preservation, LBSC 708, (3 Credits), Fall 2016, College of Information, University of Maryland

Curation and Conservation of Digital Art, INST 745 (3 Credits), Spring 2016, College of Information, University of Maryland

Digital Public History,  LBSC 708, (3 Credits), Spring 2015, College of Information, University of Maryland

History in the Digital Age, HIST 377/677, (3 Credits), Summer 2015, Department of History, American University

History in the Digital Age, HIST 377/677, (3 Credits)  Spring 2012, Department of History, American University

History in the Digital Age, HIST 377/677, (3 Credits),  Spring 2011, Department of History, American University

Organization of Summits, Conferences, & Meetings

Digital Preservation (July 2011, 2012 & 2014). Annual meeting of NDIIPP and NDSA partners. Conference Committee Member. Washington D.C.

Designing Storage Architecture’s for Digital Collections. (September 2011, 2012 & 2013). Annual summit of storage vendors and cultural heritage IT leaders. Conference committee member. Washington D.C.

CurateCamp Exhibition. (July 2013). One-day unconference on exhibition of born digital and digitized cultural heritage artifacts. Conference chair. Washington D.C.

Preserving.exe: Toward a National Strategy for Preserving Software. (May 2013), Two-day summit on the collection, organization, and scholarly use of software.  Lead summit organizer. Washington D.C.

CurateCamp Processing (July 2012). One-day unconference on applications of computational processing to archival processing. Conference chair. Washington D.C.

Science at Risk: Toward a National Strategy for Preserving Online Science (June 2012). Two-day summit on the collection, organization and scholarly use online science communication.  Lead summit organizer. Washington D.C.

Archiving Social Media. (October 2010). One-day unconference on the collection and preservation of social media. Conference organizer. Fairfax, VA.

The Humanities and Technology Camp. (June 2009 & 2010). First unconferences on humanities and technology. Planning committee member. Fairfax, VA.

 

Professional Service

Born Digital: Pathways Towards Preservation. (2017-2019) Advisory Committee Member. Andrew W. Mellon funded initiative of the Museum of the Moving Image.

Visualizing Public and Private Library Grant Funding. (2016-2017) IMLS Liaison. Foundation Center

Global Education Subcommittee of the Advisory Committee on Strategic Dialogue with Civil Society. (2016) IMLS Liaison for Open Licensing Policy. U.S. Department of State.

Museums for America Grants. (2014). Grant Review Panelist. Institute for Museum and Library Services.

Digital Studies Fellowships. (2014, 2015, 2016). Grant Review Panelist. Library of Congress.

Youth Access Grants(2013). Grant Review Panelist. Smithsonian Institution.

Preservation and Access Research and Development Grants. (2012). Grant Review Panelist. National Endowment for the Humanities.

Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy. (2012-2015). Board Member.

International Conference on The Learning Sciences. (2010) Reviewer.

American Association for History and Computing. (2009-2012). Executive Board Member.

Games, Learning, and Society. (2005-2006). Outreach Coordinator.