People

Elizabeth Murice Alexander

Digital Humanities Intern

Elizabeth Murice Alexander is a fifth-year doctoral candidate in English Literature at Cornell University. Her dissertation focuses on the intersections between technology and black bodies, considering how black people are produced by and produce digital and analog technologies. In particular, she is interested in black women’s literature and queer of color literature, examining how these subject groups have exploited technology in service of self and world making. 

Malcolm Bare

Digital Humanities Intern

Malcolm is a longtime Digital Humanities Intern. He currently leads the Textual Analysis working group. While at the University of Virginia, Malcolm contributed to the Collective Biographies of Women digital archive. His recent projects include Novel Embassies, a comparative distant reading of architectural motifs in the world nineteenth-century novel, and To Trim a Torch: Modeling Pause in British Women’s Gothic Fiction, a stylometric investigation into the novels of Ann Radcliffe, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Mary Gaskell.

Tre Berney

Director of Digitization and Conservation Services

Tre is the Director of Digitization and Conservation Services at Cornell University Library in the Digital Scholarship and Preservation Services (DSPS) department. He oversees the Audiovisual Preservation Lab, the Imaging and Scanning labs and the Conservation Lab. Tre is also the Co-Chair of the Grants Program for Digital Collections in Arts and Sciences and also leads the library’s Audiovisual Preservation Initiative. His foundational background is in audiovisual production, digitization, and preservation of time-based media. Tre remains familiar with audiovisual production and post, audio mastering, analysis and conservation. He has produced content for PBS and cable television clients (Discovery, A&E, Biography, The History Channel) and collaborated on film and preservation projects with The Howard Baker Center on Public Policy, The Smithsonian Institution, The Highlander Center, and others.

Eliza Bettinger

Digital Humanities Librarian

Eliza collaborates with students and scholars across disciplines on research and teaching that incorporates digital approaches. She has previously worked as the geospatial data librarian at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and as a project manager for the national interview project StoryCorps. Uniting all her work is a deep concern for helping people make meaning of data, information, and narratives. She holds an M.A. in Geography from Hunter College, City University of New York, and an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences (Evolution and Ecology) from Cornell.

Virginia Cole

Archaeology, Classics, History, and Medieval Studies Librarian

In her role as Archaeology, Classics, History, and Medieval Studies Librarian, she builds collections, both print and electronic, for learning and research, and connects students and faculty with the Library's collections and services. She is one of the organizers of the Humanities and Social Sciences Doctoral Student Immersion Program and helps in the planning of the Summer Graduate Fellowship in Digital Humanities. Her interests include digital humanities, graduate student services, and citation/information management. She has a doctorate in medieval history from Binghamton.

Susette Newberry

Head of Research & Learning Services, Olin & Uris Libraries

Susette is Head of the Department of Research & Learning Services, Art Librarian, and the Library's grants officer for the humanities and social sciences. She is one of the organizers of the Humanities and Social Sciences Doctoral Student Immersion Program, helps in the planning of the Summer Graduate Fellowship in Digital Humanities, and teaches the Omeka, Wordpress, Wikipedia editing, and Finding External Funding workshops for Olin and Uris Libraries. Susette holds a doctorate in the history of art from Cornell.

Michelle Paolillo

Digital Curation Services Lead

Michelle is the Digital Curation Services Lead in the department of Digital Scholarship and Preservation Services (DSPS), coordinates Cornell's partnership in HathiTrust, and is the Service Manager for the Cornell University Library Archival Repository (CULAR). From 2010-2014, she managed CUL’s digitization effort with Google Books. She is familiar with the creation of digital objects at scale, and strategies for preservation of digital assets.  She contributes to a number of other efforts related to technology-enabled research, projects in digital humanities, and leads introductory workshops about computational methods for text.

Devin Sanera

Instructional Technology Coordinator

Devin is the Instructional Technology Coordinator, overseeing the public technology (computers, printers, plotter) for Olin and Uris libraries. He also leads or assists with several software workshops, including Photoshop, Gephi, and LaTeX. Along with Camille Andrews, Devin leads the library's Makerspace initiative and works with the student group CornellMAKE to encourage physical and digital creation across all disciplines. He is leading the pilot project for the programming consultation service, providing technical assistance on digital humanities projects.

Zoë Wilkinson Saldaña

Social Science and Geospatial Data Librarian

Zoë is the Social Science and Geospatial Data Librarian on the Research and Learning Services (RLS) team at Olin Library. Zoë specializes in helping learners and researchers find & interpret data across the social sciences, and supports the CoLab as a workshop instructor and member of the Textual Analysis working group (TXT Group). Her techniques of choice include manipulating complex & messy datasets, data visualization, text mining & machine learning, and Python. Zoë holds a Master of Science in Information from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Macalester College..