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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 →

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.

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 →

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 →

Camille Acey

Camille Acey is a mother, tech worker, public speaker, podcaster, and an activist/organizer. She is a Customer Experience leader in the tech industry, where she advocates for users and customers, builds partnerships, and shares hard-earned wisdom as a speaker at … More →

Messaging Gendered Lessons About Maintenance: Farm Equipment, Domestic Appliances, and University Expertise

One of the issues we have been thinking a lot about in The Maintainers is the creation and diffusion of maintenance best practices, or put another way, *innovation-in-maintenance*. Today, we are re-posting one of our favorite papers from the Maintainers … More →