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Our team includes both professional staff and student interns who work collaboratively with faculty and students in the design, development, and administration of scholarly projects. Meet our professional staff below or learn more about our interns.

Our Team

Lisa McFall

Associate Director, Digital Initiatives and Technology

lmcfall@hamilton.edu

(315) 859-4788

Lisa leads digital scholarship services at Hamilton and works to connect the Hamilton Community with the digital collections and digital scholarship resources needed for them to succeed in their academic pursuits. She works with Shay to provide direction for LITS’s digital collections from start to finish, prioritizing collections for digitization while guiding a team that brings digital collections to life by digitizing, describing, and making digital materials available. Lisa partners with faculty in developing their research into digital scholarship projects that integrate undergraduate students, creating opportunities for students to develop their digital scholarship methods and skills while supporting faculty research goals. She manages budgets, technology resources, and the digital scholarship team to support digital scholarship endeavors at Hamilton. Lisa also serves as a metadata expert on campus and is happy to consult on initiatives that have a metadata component, supporting individual faculty and student metadata needs as they arise. Lisa came to Hamilton College in 2010, having previously worked at the University of Pittsburgh. When she's not at work, Lisa enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, playing piano and viola, and experimenting with new recipes.

Douglas Higgins

Digital Scholarship Technologist

djhiggin@hamilton.edu

(315) 859-4333

Doug supports faculty and students in the area of digital scholarship through one-on-one consultations, workshops, and in class instruction. He provides expertise for a range of technologies that include, but are not limited to, the following: audio and video production; data analysis and visualization; 3D scanning, modeling, and printing; and digital exhibits and websites. Outside of work he spends his time hiking, kayaking, and indoor rock climbing with his wife and three daughters.

Taylor McDowell

Web Programmer for Digital Scholarship and Digital Collections

tmcdowel@hamilton.edu

In April 2020, Taylor joined LITS as a Web Programmer for Digital Scholarships and Digital Collections. He is responsible for updating library websites, developing projects with faculty members, and maintaining system/plugin security updates. Outside of work, he loves playing drums, programming games, bowling, and cooking.

Sara Mohr

Digital Scholarship Librarian

smohr@hamilton.edu

(315) 859-4714

Sara joined LITS in 2022 as the Digital Scholarship Librarian, supporting faculty and students in developing their digital projects. She specializes in data analysis and visualization, network analysis, digital publishing, and digital mapping. Sara has a BA in Anthropology from the University of Chicago and a PhD in Assyriology from Brown University. When she's not at her computer, you can find Sara on her bike, getting lost on a long run, exploring used bookstores, or walking her orange cat Thomas on a leash.

Shay Foley

Director, Metadata and Digital Strategies

sfoley@hamilton.edu

(315) 859-4487

Shay leads the Resource and Digital Strategies team which is responsible for digital scholarship as well as many of the “technical” areas of the library. In addition to partnering with faculty on digital scholarship projects the people in the Resource and Digital Strategies unit create and describe the objects in Hamilton’s digital collections, purchase and catalog the physical and electronic resources in Hamilton’s main and music collections, and maintain the software systems which make all the items accessible. Shay has been working in Higher Education since 1993, and has held various roles in Libraries since 2001, coming to Hamilton in 2016. He is married with two daughters.

Contact

Digital Scholarship Collaborative

Office Location
Burke Library

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