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AUTHOR: Meghan Ferriter

Meghan Ferriter currently serves as Senior Innovation Specialist in the Library of Congress Digital Innovation Lab (LC Labs). She builds partnerships and user-centered programs to engage diverse audiences with Library of Congress digital collections, while supporting colleagues by fostering an innovation culture. She has worked closely with libraries, museums, archives, volunteers, and partners to design, then implement transformational digital projects. Since joining the Library of Congress in 2017, Meghan has led the creation of its crowdsourcing program By the People, managed LC Labs outreach, supported digital scholarship, and investigated responsible machine learning implementation. She is currently Co-Investigator for the Collective Wisdom Project and Computing Cultural Heritage in the Cloud. Meghan previously cultivated programs of engagement as Smithsonian Transcription Center project coordinator. Her work has centered on advising on workflows and measuring impact, while identifying the best ways to steward participatory experiences. Meghan also explores cultural beliefs, media discourse, computer-mediated collaboration, and knowledge-sharing in her research. She received an M.A. in History from Old Dominion University (2005) and holds her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Glasgow (2011).

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