• Dr. Peter Organisciak, Director

  • RMIS Faculty, University of Denver




    Peter's research focuses on massive-scale text analysis, information retrieval, and data issues in crowdsourcing. He currently develops computational methods for extracting meaning from text at scales too large for a person to read. Dr. Organisciak holds a PhD in Library and Information Science (UIUC) and an MA in Humanities Computing-Library and Information Studies (Alberta). Most recently, he has focused on scholarly access to millions of digitized books at the HathiTrust Research Center. His work has received paper awards from the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) and the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), and won a joint Outstanding Contribution Award from the Canadian Society for Digital Humanities.


  • Dr. Krystyna Matusiak

  • RMIS Faculty, University of Denver




    Dr. Matusiak received her PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  Prior to the Morgridge College of Education, she worked as academic librarian for 12 years in public services and digitization.  Dr. Matusiak also served as a digitization consultant for projects funded by the Endangered Archive Programme at the British Library and assisted digital library projects at the Press Institute of Mongolia in Ulan Baatar, Mongolia and the Al-Aqsa Mosque Library in East Jerusalem. Dr. Matusiak has strong interest in international librarianship and serves as an officer of the IFLA Library Theory and Research Standing Committee. Together with Dr. Tammaro, she coordinated an IFLA research project on the roles and responsibilities of data curators.  Her research interests include digital library development and evaluation, digitization of cultural heritage materials, digital curation, visual information, and information seeking behavior. Her book, Digital Libraries: Research and Practice, co-authored with Dr. Iris Xie was published in 2016.  She enjoys reading, hiking, and traveling.


  • Lindsay Gypin

  • MLIS Student, University of Denver




    Lindsay is an MLIS student and staff member at the University of Denver.  She has an MA in School Library Education from the University of Northern Colorado, and a BA in English Education from Colorado State University.  After a decade in school and public libraries, her passion for diversity and inclusion led her toward research data management. She is interested in researching implicit bias in recorded text through the passage of time. Her interests include roller derby, CrossFit, and cats.


  • Andy Lawder

  • MLIS Student, University of Denver



    Andy is a first year MLIS student at the University of Denver. In addition he has a MA in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Chicago. He is open and enthusiastic about finding his niche in Librarianship.


  • Neba Nfonsang

  • RMS PhD Student, University of Denver



  • Maggie Ryan

  • MLIS Student, University of Denver




    Maggie is a first-year MLIS student at the University of Denver. She has an undergraduate degree in Media Arts and Design and Classical Viola performance from James Madison University. Her LIS interests include technical and youth services. She also enjoys YA novels, exploring Colorado’s wilderness and running.


  • Summer Shetenhelm

  • MLIS Student, University of Denver



    Summer is a second-year MLIS student at the University of Denver. She has experience working with government and cultural heritage archives, digital repositories, and corporate records. She believes in the importance of clear metadata, MPLP to demolish archival backlogs, and using technology to establish new research questions and methods. Her research interests include digital libraries, digital preservation, and government archives.


  • Grace Therrell

  • MLIS Student, University of Denver




    Grace is a second-year LIS student who moved to Denver from the South. In addition to working with the Massive Texts Lab, she also works in academic libraries doing reference and instruction as well as metadata and digitization. She also volunteers for Douglas County Schools as a cataloger. Her overall interests in librarianship are data management, critical information literacy, and the intersection of the public and technical areas of academic libraries. 


  • Danielle Vasques

  • MLIS Student, University of Denver




    Danielle is an international second-year graduate MLIS student from Brazil. Her interests in LIS include digitization, special collections, and technical services. She also enjoys reading, video games, and wrestling.


This portfolio last updated: 29-May-2019 12:30 PM