Miriam Neptune

Digital Scholarship Librarian

Education

M.L.S., IMLS 21st Century Library Fellowship in Special Libraries, St. John's University

M.A., Cinema Studies, New York University

B.A., Media Studies and Black Studies, Pomona College

As the Digital Scholarship Librarian, Miriam assists faculty and students with projects that involve the use of new methods of research and publishing - such as using software applications to analyze large quantities of text, create interactive timelines, building websites, produce digital storytelling, and perform spatial analysis. She has worked within courses to provide instruction for collaborative projects such as The Blackness in the Americas Timeline (SOC 222), The Domestic Workers History Timeline (HST 383), and Story Maps on the history of water distribution (FYS 179). Miriam also collaborates with Instructional Technology Librarian Brendan O'Connell to manage programming and services offered in the KnowlegeLab (now in Seelye B4). Her liaison responsibilities in the Teaching, Learning, and Research Group include collection development in her subject areas, and information literacy instruction.

Miriam loves teaching, and helping students develop their confidence and passion about doing research. In academic 2017-18, she is  working with Design Thinking Initiative Director Zaza Kabayadondo to interview students about the overlap between belonging, identity formation, and the pursuit of research. She is also a co-facilitator of an ongoing Sherrerd Center Teaching Circle on Digital Liberal Arts.

Research Interests

Digital Humanities, Critical Librarianship