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Greene, Michelle

Michelle Greene is an Access Services Associate at the Homer Babbidge Library. Michelle earned her B.S. in Library Science from the University of Maine at Augusta. Michelle is currently enrolled in a M.S.L.S. at Clarion University of Pennsylvania. She can help you with information assistance and technology lending. She actively contributes to Area and Unit priorities, initiatives, and library operations through collaboration and cooperation. She is committed to providing quality customer service to the UConn campus and community and contributes to its patron’s research and educational needs. She can be located at the iDesk on the main floor of the library at the Storrs campus.

Bloom, Melica

Melica is the Research Services Coordinator at Archives & Special Collections, overseeing the reference desk, reference inquiries, reproductions, and student workers. If you visit Archives & Special Collections, she will be the one greeting you! She has prior experience in the museum field developing exhibitions and a background in anthropology and archaeology. Her personal interests include painting, making stuff from things she finds, gardening, and taking deep dives into collections that contemplate the complexities of memory and meaning. In a past life, she was an outdoor mural artist.

 

Areas of Expertise

  • Customer service
  • Reference services
  • Graphic design
  • Exhibition development
  • Creative placemaking

 

Recent Works

Cowan, Susanna

Susanna is the Coordinator for Library Research & Assessment. In this role, she tracks assessment work across the library and guides or supports a wide range of special projects and regular administrative data cycles, including statistics reporting for ARL/ACRL/IPEDS and regular budget narratives. She oversaw the implementation of ClimateQUAL in 2019-20 and is currently developing an assessment of service adaptations during the pandemic. She is driven by a desire to use both quantitative and qualitative assessment to tell compelling stories about libraries and higher education. Prior to this role she directed UConn’s Summer & Winter Program and led the Library’s Undergraduate Education Team. She has a PhD in English literature from the University of Utah, an MLS from Southern CT State U, and a BA in English & German from Swarthmore College.

 

Areas of Expertise

  • Qualitative & Quantitative Assessment Techniques
  • Writing
  • Project Management
  • Administrative data

 

Professional Affiliations 

 

Colati, Gregory

Greg Colati is the Director of the Digital Preservation Repository Program, as well as the head of the Connecticut Digital Archive, a statewide preservation-oriented digital repository service for libraries, archives, museums, and memory institutions. Mr. Colati has more than 20 years of experience in archives and cultural heritage institutions. He is currently an adjunct Professor UConn’s department of Digital Media and Design and has taught courses in archives management/digital repositories at Simmons University GSLIS, the University of Denver and for the Society of American Archivists. Greg’s current research focuses on connecting digital libraries and cultural heritage education, machine learning and handwriting recognition in historical repositories, and preserving non-traditional forms of scholarly expression.

 

Areas of Expertise 

  • Digital Libraries and Archives
  • Digital Preservation Research in Scholarly Expression
  • Research Data Management