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Ann K. Johnson, Ph.D.


Current Position
Library Publishing and Scholarly Communications Specialist
Temple University Libraries/Temple University Press, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
Ph.D., History, 2014

Dissertation: “The People’s Book: Making, Selling, and Reading Reference Works in Nineteenth-Century America”
Committee: Karen Halttunen, Philip J. Ethington, Thomas Gustafson, Robert A. Gross (University of Connecticut)

Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
A.M., Public Humanities, 2008

Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, California
B.A., History, cum laude, 2005

Professional Experience
Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Postdoctoral Fellow in Academic Libraries
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
July 2014-January 2016
Collaborated with faculty and staff in the creation and development of digital projects and assignments. Organized and led events and workshops on scholarly communication for faculty and students. Promoted Lehigh’s institutional repository, Lehigh Preserve.

Assistant Multimedia Editor
Urban History, Cambridge Journals Online
June 2011 – September 2013
Evaluated scholarly submissions for the digital arm of the journal. Collaborated with authors to develop their work into multimedia companions and online-only publications.

Technology Specialist
NEH Summer Institute, “Digital Approaches to American Studies,” University of Southern California
July 2011-August 2011
Trained fifteen faculty and graduate student fellows to create scholarly multimedia projects using the online publishing platforms HyperCities and Scalar.

Teaching Experience
Digital Humanities Institute for Mid-Career Librarians, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
July 2015-June 2016
Taught a three-day course on digital humanities pedagogy to five librarians. Organized and led monthly meetings for the group throughout the year following the Institute.

Graduate Student Teaching Assistant
University of Southern California Department of History
August 2009-May 2011
History 271g: “Early Native American Stories” with Professor Peter Mancall
Thematic Option 104: “Don Quixote in Los Angeles, 1605-2010” with Professor Philip J. Ethington
History 225: “Film, Power, and American History” with Professor Steven J. Ross
History 200: “The American Experience” with Professor Terry Seip

Primary Investigator, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Office of Digital Humanities, “Stories of Work and the Struggle for Solidarity: Increasing Access to Temple University Press Labor Studies Titles,” May 2017-April 2019, $81,974.

Peer-Reviewed Publications
“Bookselling,” The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia (2016).
“Book Publishing and Publishers,” The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia (2015).
“Rare Book School Course,” Archive Journal (2015).

Selected Presentations
“Scholarly Publishing Services and University Presses” (with Jason Coleman, John McLeod, Elizabeth Scarpelli, and David Alan Rech), American Association of University Presses Conference (AAUP), June 2017.

“From Creative Commons to Open Access: A Scholarly Communication Boot Camp for Undergraduates” (Poster), ACRL Conference, March 2017.

“Phantom Skies and Shifting Ground: A Model for Library Publishing as a Collaborative Enterprise” (with Sara Cohen), Library Publishing Forum, March 2017.

“Beyond the Textbook: Increasing OER Awareness and Adoption at Temple,” ACRL-DVC Spring Conference, April 2016.

“Still Looking for You: Place-Based Community Engagement” (with Julia Maserjian), Keystone DH Conference, July 2015.

Awards and Honors
Scholarship to attend the Advancing Research Communication and Scholarship (ARCS) Conference, 2015
Scholarship to attend the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) Conference, 2015
Bibliographical Society of America-Rare Book School Scholarship, 2014
Student scholarship to attend the University of Maryland’s Digital Humanities Winter Institute, 2013
Andrew W. Mellon Research Fellowship, Massachusetts Historical Society, 2012-2013
Dissertation Research Fellowship, University of Southern California, 2011-2012
Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC) Fellow, 2010, 2011
Summer Fellowship, University of Southern California, 2009, 2010
Admission and Isaiah Thomas Stipend to attend the American Antiquarian Society’s Summer Seminar on “Book History and Media History,” led by Lisa Gitelman and Meredith McGill, 2009
First Year Fellowship, University of Southern California, 2008-2009
Fulbright Fellowship, Republic of Korea, William J. Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, 2005
History Scholar, Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, 2004

Professional Service
Research Committee, Library Publishing Coalition, 2017-2019
Textbook Editing Working Group, Open Textbook Network, 2016
Community Representative, Digital Public Library of America, 2014-2016
Review Panelist, NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants program, 2014

Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)/American Library Association (ALA)
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP)