Lisa Spiro serves as the Executive Director of Digital Scholarship Services at Rice University’s Fondren Library, where she oversees the Rice Digital Scholarship Archive, the Digital Media Commons, and the Kelley Center for Government Information, Data and Geospatial Services. At Rice, she leads the Research Data Services team (a collaboration between the library and research computing) and teaches workshops on data management. She has published or presented on the values, skills and collaborative practices important to digital humanities, the impact of digital resources on scholarship in American literature, the prospects for an all-digital library, and archival management systems. Lisa was the founding editor of the Digital Research Tools (DiRT) wiki and co-PI for the IMLS-funded Travelers in the Middle East Archive. She served as chair of the communications committee for the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations and was a member of the Executive Council of the Association for Computers and the Humanities. She received a PhD in English from the University of Virginia and a BA in history and English from Rice University.
Skills and expertise: Digital humanities; planning and managing digital projects; writing grant applications; digital pedagogy; text analysis; developing digital collections; research data management; user studies; publishing and scholarly communications; open access.