About Me

Hi! I’m Bonnie. I’m a librarian by trade and the Product Manager for Humanities Commons, Project Manager for MESH Research, and Digital Specialist for HuMetricsHSS at Michigan State University. I’ve got extensive experience in technical project management, UX design, QA testing, technical documentation and training, and metadata management.

I received my MLIS from Wayne State University and I have a great interest in open access, OER, and open pedagogy. I love to explore the borders between disciplines to find where technology can enable new collaborations.

Working with digital humanities scholars since 2012, I’ve helped scholars shape projects and identify technology needs. I served as the 2019-2020 chair of the Digital Publishing Committee for the Association of University Presses, primarily focused on the evaluation of digital publishing platforms and repositories. I’m currently taking part in the Digital Library Foundation’s Digital Accessibility Group Policies and Workflows Committee, serving a 3-year term on the Michigan State University Academic Specialist Advisory Committee (2022-2025), and I’m an affiliated faculty member in Digital Humanities at MSU (DH@MSU).

The School of Information Science at Wayne State University recently interviewed me for their alumni spotlight feature. I’m thrilled to be included. The College of Arts & Letters at Michigan State University covered the release of our OERPublishing Values-based Scholarly Communication in February 2023.

The test rover from the 1970-71 Apollo moon missions.

See my Humanities Commons profile for more of what I’m getting up to these days. Find me on Mastodon for conversation and a general sense of how my brain works.

On a personal note, I love cats, bats, dinosaurs, space, and Godzilla. Give me a shout on Mastodon to talk about any or all of these subjects.