Purna Sarkar

Purna Sarkar is an activist, theatre in education (TIE) coach, life skills trainer and HR professional. She is a co-founder of an environmental sustainability initiative called Repair Cafe Bengaluru. The idea of repair was not new to her life, as … More →

Sarah Sao Mai Habib

Sarah is a multidisciplinary artist, writer and cultural worker based in New Mexico & California. Her work engages the interaction between place, space, body, and the constructed borders within & between them. Their practice is an act of remembrance & … More →

Linda McIntyre

Linda is an urban planner, award-winning freelance writer, and policy analyst based in New York City and western Michigan. Her interest in maintenance and long-term thinking, planning, and building is based on years of experience, with frequent bouts of widely … More →

Jordan Hale

Jordan Hale is the Digital Repositories Librarian at the University of Waterloo, where they manage open scholarship infrastructure on open-source software. Jordan enjoys highlighting and celebrating the people behind information systems, and they bring this spirit to the Information Maintainers community.

Guru Madhavan

Guru Madhavan is the Norman R. Augustine Senior Scholar and senior director of programs of the National Academy of Engineering where he leads and oversees activities of broad scope and complexity focused on engineering practice, education, research, communication, and policies. … More →

Bethany Nowviskie

Bethany Nowviskie is Dean of Libraries and Professor of English at James Madison University. From 2015-2019, she directed the Digital Library Federation at CLIR (where she has also been a Distinguished Presidential Fellow) and served as a Research Associate Professor … More →

Nathan Proctor

Nathan Proctor is the Senior Right to Repair Campaign Director with U.S. Public Interest Research Group. He has 15 years of experience running public interest advocacy campaigns, and also is the associate director of U.S. PIRG’s New Economy Program, seeking … More →

Devon Olson

Devon Olson a Research and Education Librarian at the University of North Dakota, and serves as the Co-Facilitator for the Information Maintainers community. Devon is interested in the role of disciplinary epistemologies in information-seeking, regional and situated ways of knowing, … More →

Andy Russell

I was a co-founder of The Maintainers with Lee Vinsel, in 2016. As a co-director, I work with Lee, Jessica, and Lauren on research projects, outreach, and a variety of organizational work that goes into maintaining the Maintainers. My background … More →

Jessica Meyerson

I began working with Lee and Andy on The Maintainers in 2017, bringing my experience with organizational development, community cultivation, applied research design, and sustainability planning. As a co-director, I work with Lee, Andy, and Lauren on Maintainers program design, … More →