We are pleased to announce the appointment of Sheila McAlister as Director of the Digital Library of Georgia, a GALILEO initiative based at the University of Georgia, where she will direct state-wide efforts to create online access to key resources on Georgia’s history and culture.
From 2001 to 2013, McAlister directed metadata and project management for the DLG; in recent years, her role in overall leadership expanded significantly.
McAlister has presented nationally on digital libraries and archival description, acted as a digital library consultant, and reviewed grants for the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Historic Publications and Records Commission, and the Institute for Museum and Library Services. She currently serves as the Digital Public Library of America’s service hub director for Georgia. A certified archivist, she has fulfilled leadership roles in the Society of Georgia Archivists as its president and as a member of the editorial board of Provenance and in the Society of American Archivists as a past chair and steering committee member of the Preservation section. She played key roles in the development of the Civil Rights Digital Library and the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries’ (ASERL) Civil War portal.
McAlister has a B.S. in French from Georgetown University, a M.A. in Medieval and Byzantine Studies from Catholic University of America, and an M.L.I.S. from the University of South Carolina.