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AUTHOR: Olivia Dorsey

Olivia Dorsey joined the Library of Congress Labs team as an innovation specialist in 2021. She works on the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative where she supports the program’s fellows and grantees, designs and coordinates the program, and assesses the program’s impact. Previously, she worked on the Computing Cultural Heritage in the Cloud initiative, where she supported three researchers and defined possible pathways for cloud computing at the Library. She has also worked in health informatics, project management, and in digital humanities labs. She has a particular interest in using digital humanities methods and tools to the benefit of community archives and independent researchers. She is also interested in user-centered design and socially responsible algorithms. Outside of the Library, she uses her skills in web development to create digital tools and projects to aid African American genealogy research and to engage people with Black History. She holds bachelor's and master's degrees in information science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with a minor in African American studies.

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