Rory Litwin is Founder and President at Litwin Books, Library Juice Press, and Library Juice Academy. He received his MLIS from San Jose State University in 1998, and has worked in a variety of libraries throughout his career, with the longest stint being at the University of Minnesota Duluth. During his library career he was very active in the ALA Social Responsibilities Round Table and the Progressive Librarians Guild, as well as serving a term on ALA Council. Prior to launching Library Juice Academy, Litwin was a doctoral student in UCLA’s Information Studies program.

Lacey Torge is Analyst for Strategy for Library Juice Press, Litwin Books, and Library Juice Academy. Prior to joining Library Juice, she worked as a librarian in digital initiatives and outreach in public, community college, and university libraries. She comes to librarianship with a critical perspective, motivated by intersectional and Marxist politics. Before working in libraries, Lacey received her M.Phil. And M.A. in Performance Studies from NYU, where she also taught for six years. Working as an interdisciplinary humanities scholar, Lacey specialized in history of popular entertainments, theories of spectatorship, and early American avant-garde performance. Lacey was proudly the GSO-UAW representative for the Tisch School of the Arts (NYU) during negotiations for the first graduate assistant contract at a private university.

Aaron Collie is an instructor with Library Juice Academy and has worked broadly in the fields of libraries and technology. He is a Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) and Certified Scrum @ Scale Practitioner (CSSP). He has over twelve years of experience working with free and open source software development teams. Aaron is engaged with teaching, writing and consulting on topics of digital transformation and agile workforce development in information-intensive professions.

Nicole Capdarest brings years of experience in education, administration, and librarianship to the group. Nicole has her undergraduate degree from Stanford University and her Masters in Information Resources & Library Science from the University of Arizona. In her spare time, Nicole enjoys exploring new destinations and outdoor activities.

Natalie Baur is an independent consultant offering her expertise in areas of archival management and digital curation in a variety of cultural and educational institutions. Most recently she served as a professor in the Archives Conservation program at the Escuela Nacional de Conservación Restauración y Museología de México and the Digital Preservation Librarian at El Colegio de México, both in Mexico City. Previously, she served as the Archivist for the Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami Libraries and was a 2015-2016 Fulbright-García Robles fellowship recipient, looking at digital preservation issues in Mexican libraries, archives and museums. She holds an M.A. in History and a certificate in Museum Studies from the University of Delaware and an M.L.S. with a concentration in Archives, Information and Records Management from the University of Maryland.

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