The Code4Lib 2023 Keynote Committee is pleased to announce our keynote speakers for 2023: Dr. Siobahn Day Grady and Dr. Lydia Tang.
Dr. Grady is an Assistant Professor of Library and Information Sciences and the director of the Laboratory for Artificial Intelligence and Equity Research (LAIER) at North Carolina Central University, the only ALA-Accredited Library School at an HBCU (Historically Black College or University). Dr. Grady's research is focused on using machine learning to identify sources of misinformation on social media, and on improving fault detection in autonomous vehicles. Dr. Grady is an IF/THEN Ambassador for the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a program which seeks to bring more women and minorities into hard sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics. Dr. Grady was the first woman to graduate with a computer science Ph.D. from N.C. A&T State University, and through her teaching, research, philanthropy and public speaking she is a passionate supporter of HBCUs and the students they serve.
Dr. Tang is currently an Outreach and Engagement Coordinator for LYRASIS. Previously, she held archivist positions at Michigan State University, the Library of Congress, and numerous graduate positions at the University of Illinois, where she received her MLIS and Doctor of Musical Arts degree. Passionate about accessibility and disability representation in archives, she served on the Task Force to Revise the Best Practices on Accessible Archives for People with Disabilities and spearheaded founding the Society of American Archivists' (SAA) Accessibility & Disability Section (ADS). She is the 2020 recipient of SAA's Mark A. Greene Emerging Leader Award and was recognized in three SAA Council resolutions as a co-founder of the Archival Workers Emergency Fund, for spearheading the Accessibility & Disability Section's "Archivists at Home" document, and for the "Guidelines for Accessible Archives for People with Disabilities." In addition to her professional service with SAA, she has contributed to accessibility initiatives within the DLF Digital Accessibility Working Group and the ArchivesSpace open source software community by leading the Staff Interface Enhancement Working Group, Development Prioritization subteam, founding the Usability subteam, and chairing the Users Advisory Council. She has written about accessible physical archival spaces, hiring and advancement practices, and is currently co-editing a book with Dr. Gracen Brilmeyer, Preserving Disability: Disability and the Archival Profession.
Code4Lib 2023 is a loosely-structured conference that provides people working at the intersection of libraries/archives/museums/cultural heritage and technology with a chance to share ideas, be inspired, and forge collaborations. The conference will be held March 15th through March 17th, 2023 at Princeton University. You can find more information about the conference on the conference website<https://2023.code4lib.org/> and more information about the Code4Lib <http://code4lib.org/about/> community at https://code4lib.org/about/<http://code4lib.org/about/>.
The Keynote Committee would like to congratulate Drs. Grady and Tang on their election and thank all the excellent candidates who agreed to be nominated this year.
Kathleen Haley, On behalf of the Code4Lib 2023 Keynote Committee
Kathleen M. Haley
Information Systems Librarian
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