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Ann K. Johnson, Ph.D.

Current Position
Assistant Director for Open Publishing Initiatives and Scholarly Communications
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
Library Publishing and Scholarly Communications Specialist
Temple University Libraries/Temple University Press, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
February 2016-January 2020

Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Postdoctoral Fellow in Academic Libraries
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
July 2014-January 2016

Assistant Multimedia Editor
Urban History, Cambridge Journals Online
June 2011 – September 2013

Technology Specialist
NEH Summer Institute, “Digital Approaches to American Studies,” University of Southern California
July 2011-August 2011

Teaching Experience
Digital Humanities Institute for Mid-Career Librarians, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
July 2015-June 2016

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-December 2019, $81,974.

Bell, Steven and Annie Johnson. “We’re Listening: Try a Textbook Listening Tour to Advance an OER Initiative.” College & Research Library News 80.6 (2019): 317.

Broduer, Jay, Morgan Daniels, Annie Johnson, Natsuko Nicholls, Sarah Pickle, and Elizabeth Warasksa. National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education: An Assessment. Washington, D.C.: Council on Library and Information Resources, 2016.

Cullier, Cheryl, Amy Hofer, Annie Johnson, Kathleen Labadorf, Karen Lauritsen, Peter Potter, Richard Saunders, and Anita Walz. Modifying an Open Textbook: What You Need to Know. Minneapolis: Open Textbook Network, 2016.

Johnson, Annie. “Bookselling,” The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia. 2016.

Johnson, Annie. “Book Publishing and Publishers,” The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia. 2015.

Johnson, Annie. “Rare Book School Course,” Archive Journal. 2015.

Other Writing
Scholarly Communication @ Temple blog, 2016-present.

“North Broad Press: A Collaborative Library/Press Publishing Program,” Coalition for Networked Information Fall Meeting, December 2019.

“Advancing Open and Affordability: University Presses, Libraries, and Open Textbooks,” Library Publishing Forum, May 2019.

“One Platform, Many Possibilities: Lessons Learned from the Manifold Pilot” (with Beth Fuget, Meredith Carruthers, Liz Bedford, Verletta Kern, and Mark Konecny), Library Publishing Forum, May 2019.

“We’re Listening: A Textbook Listening Tour to Promote OER Adoption” (with Steven Bell), Open Education Conference, October 2018.

“Librarians and Specialists and Coordinators, Oh My!: Labor in Library Publishing” (with Emily Gattozzi and Nina Collins), Library Publishing Forum, May 2018.

“Embedding Scholarly Communication in Your Instructional Practice: A Coordinated Approach” (with Rebecca Lloyd and Kristina De Voe), Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section Midwinter Virtual Discussion, January 2018.

“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,” 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 Delaware Valley Chapter Spring Conference, April 2016.

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

Awards and Honors
SPARC Open Education Leadership Fellow, 2018-2019
Fellow, Leading Change Institute, Washington D.C., 2018
Scholarship to attend the Advancing Research Communication and Scholarship Conference, 2015
Scholarship to attend the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section 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

Service Activities
Organizer and Host, OpenCon Philly, 2019
Chair, Publication Award Task Force, Library Publishing Coalition, 2019
Chair, Research Committee, Library Publishing Coalition, 2018-2019
Invited Participant, “Integrating DH into the Web of Scholarship with SHARE,” NEH workshop, 2018
Textbook Editing Working Group, Open Textbook Network, 2016
Community Representative, Digital Public Library of America, 2014-2016

Grant Reviewing Activities
NEH Digital Humanities Advancement Grants Program, 2019
Department of Education Open Textbooks Pilot Program, 2018
NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants Program, 2014

Professional Development
CopyrightX, Harvard University, 2018
OpenCon, Berlin, Germany, 2017
Open Textbook Network Summer Institute, University of Minnesota, 2017

Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)/American Library Association (ALA)