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2021 Reviewers

CLIR relies on independent reviewers and readers to provide feedback on Digitizing Hidden Collections grant applications.
The 2023-2024 review panel members are being assembled. The list below is from the 2021-2022 award cycle.

Review Panel - 2021

An independent review panel provides scores and comments based on a provided rubric and meets to decide which initial applicants will be invited to submit a full Final Application. The review panel will also evaluate the final application pool and make funding recommendations to CLIR at the conclusion of each application cycle. 

Timothy A. Barber

Executive Director

The Black Archives History and Research Foundation of South Florida (US)

Amy Bhatt


Museum of History and Industry (US)

Rachel Bickel

Mukurtu Library Fellow

Washington State University (US)

Steven D. Booth

Archivist/Project Manager, Johnson Publishing Company Archive

Getty Research Institute (US)

Dr. Kate Deibel

Web Accessibility Engineer and Analyst

Prime Access Consulting (US)
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Makeba Dixon-Hill


Spelman College Museum of Fine Art (US)

Karine Duhamel

Private Researcher (CA)

Jennifer Ferretti

Senior Program Officer, DLF


Raymond Frogner

Head of Archives

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, University of Manitoba (CA)
Jennifer Garcon

Jennifer Garcon

Librarian for Modern + Contemporary Special Collections

Princeton University (US)
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Charles Henry



Hannah Scates Kettler

Head of Digital Scholarship & Initiatives

Iowa State University (US)
Review Panel Co-Chair

Dominique Luster

Founder, Principle Archivist

The Luster Company (US)

Sheila McAlister

Director, Digital Library of Georgia

University of Georgia (US)
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Katie McCormick

Associate Dean for Special Collections

Florida State University (US)
Review Panel Co-Chair
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Cait McKinney

Assistant Professor

Simon Fraser University (CA)

Lina Ortega

Associate Curator, Western History Collections

The University of Oklahoma (US)

Selena Ortega-Chiolero


Chickaloon Village Traditional Council (US)

Matthew L. Sisk

GIS/Anthropology Librarian

University of Notre Dame (US)

Stephen Spong

Director, Law Library

Western University (CA)

Martin Tsang

Cuban Heritage Collection Librarian | Curator of Latin American Collections

University of Miami (US)

Micah Zeller

Head of Scholarly Communication Services

Washington University in St. Louis (US)


Readers are responsible for reviewing a set of initial applications and providing scores and comments based on a provided rubric. Their contributions are shared with the full review panel, who meets to decide which initial applicants will be invited to submit a full Final Application.

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Dana R. Chandler

University Archivist / Associate Professor

Tuskegee University (US)

Ida E. Jones

University Archivist

Morgan State University (US)

Steve Marks

Digital Preservation Librarian

University of Toronto Libraries (CA)
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Monica L. Mercado

Assistant Professor of History

Colgate University (US)
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Trevor Owens

Head, Digital Content Management

Library of Congress (US)

Thomas Padilla

Director of Information Systems and Technology Strategy

Center for Research Libraries (US)

Ashley Robertson Preston

Assistant Professor of History

Howard University (US)
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Sarah Severson

Digital Projects Librarian

University of Alberta (US)
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Mark David Turner

Manager of Audio-Visual Archives & Media Literacy

OKâlaKatiget Society and Nunatsiavut Government (CA)
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Lisa Uyeda

Collections Manager

National Museum & Cultural Centre (CA)
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