Senior Director for Library Technology and Digital Strategies (1/2020-present), George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida (tenured, University Librarian), 1/2020-present; Department Chair of the Digital Partnerships & Strategies Department, 9/2019-present; Editor-in-Chief, LibraryPress@UF, 2016-present
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Bio: Laurie Taylor, PhD, is Senior Director for Library Technology and Digital Strategies at the University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries. She also serves as Chair of the Digital Partnerships and Strategies Department, the Digital Scholarship Director of the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC), and the Editor-in-Chief of the LibraryPress@UF. Dr. Taylor’s previous roles in the Smathers Libraries include serving as the Digital Scholarship Librarian (2011-2018); interim Director of the Digital Library Center (2008-2011); and Digital Projects Technology Librarian (2007-2008). Dr. Taylor earned her Ph.D. in English/Media Studies and Digital Humanities in 2006 and received a Master of Arts in the same discipline in 2002, both from the University of Florida.
Dr. Taylor’s scholarship focuses on the socio-technical (e.g., people, policies, technologies, communities) aspects of scholarly cyberinfrastructure to support the continuing evolution of digital scholarship. Dr. Taylor has published numerous monographs, book chapters, and refereed journal articles and proceedings, and has been the principal investigator, co-PI, and investigator on many grants. Dr. Taylor frequently presents her work at national and international conferences, and is an internationally recognized expert in many aspects of digital scholarship.
In 2018, Dr. Taylor was awarded the Caribbean Information Professional of the Year by the Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Libraries (ACURIL). This Award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding national or regional contribution in an area of the information field, as demonstrated by excellence in performance, leadership, research, publication or a combination of these elements, and the distinguished ability to share that knowledge.
She’s in a video on collaboration with Libraries and Research Computing for scholarship in the digital age, which can be seen below.

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