WHO WE ARE
UO LIBRARIES DREAM LAB LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT
Digital Scholarship Librarian
Kate joined the University of Oregon Libraries in February 2018. She serves as the Digital Research, Education, and Media (DREAM) Lab’s operations manager where she supervises limited duration library employees, coordinates lab staffing, assessment, and evaluation, and supports DREAM Lab technology instruction.
She is also responsible for the digital scholarship project management connected to digital humanities and digital social science awards and grants, and leads UO Libraries cultural heritage repository service management for Oregon Digital.
Head of Digital Scholarship Services
Franny Gaede joined the University of Oregon Libraries as Head of Digital Scholarship Services in August 2017. She provides leadership and support for digital scholarship, digital collections, digital preservation, scholarly communication, and library-led open access publishing.
Franny also oversees vision and leadership for the DREAM Lab.
Digital Scholarship Specialist Graduate Employee
Assistant Head of Digital Scholarship Services, Digital Production and Preservation
Julia Simic joined the the University of Oregon Libraries in 2006 as the Visual Resources Librarian. Since then, her responsibilities have expanded to oversight of digital and photographic reproduction for the Libraries as well as working closely with UO Libraries Collection Services and Library Technology Services on metadata and digital preservation matters.
eLearning and Open Educational Resources (OER) Academic Librarian
DREAM LAB STUDENT EMPLOYEES
Blake Hardin joined the University of Oregon Libraries in 2019 as a DREAM Lab Student Assistant. Blake is pursuing undergraduate degrees in International Studies and Economics, and minoring in Global Health. He hopes to eventually work in the field of development economics with a focus on public health policy. Blake is also a member of the University of Oregon’s Mock Trial team and volunteers for local public health initiatives in his free time.
Ishani Shrestha joined the the University of Oregon Libraries in 2019 as a DREAM Lab Student Assistant. Ishani is concentrating in Marketing and a double minor in Economics and Media Studies. She also works as a Library Design & Exhibits Student Assistant for the Library Communications.
Lizzy Palmquist joined the University of Oregon Libraries in January 2020 as a DREAM Lab Student Assistant. Lizzy is an undergraduate student studying Psychology and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
Marcus joined the University of Oregon Libraries in 2020 as a DREAM Lab Student Assistant. Marcus is an undergraduate student with a focus on advertising and audio production. He hopes to concentration on strategic advertising.
Sabrina Ayyoub joined the University of Oregon Libraries in 2020 as a DREAM Lab Student Assistant. Sabrina is majoring in Spatial Data Science and Technology and minoring in Business Administration and Computer Information Technology. She hopes to one day have her own company focused on GIS.
Twila Neiwert joined the DREAM Lab as a Lab Assistant in April 2019. She is majoring in English, with a minor in Creative Writing, and plans to hold future jobs working in public libraries and in the publishing industry.
Victoria Dang joined the University of Oregon Libraries in 2019 as a DREAM Lab Student Assistant. Victoria is an undergraduate major in Human Physiology with double minors in Chemistry and Business Administration. One of her interests working in a library is open access publishing.