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Kelcy Shepherd

Kelcy ShepherdAssociate Deputy Director for Discretionary Programs

Kelcy Shepherd is the Associate Deputy Director for Discretionary Programs, Office of Library Services. She is well known in the digital archives and library spheres as a community builder and connector. She has nineteen years of experience that includes work at DPLA, Amherst College Library, the Five Colleges, and the University of California, Berkeley.

As network manager at DPLA, she worked across organizational lines to grow the DPLA network of hubs (organizations that contribute digital content), overseeing hubs communications and supporting the professional hub network. Prior to that, she was the Head of Digital Programs at the Amherst College Library, providing leadership for the creation, curation, delivery, and preservation of digital collections. At the Five Colleges she worked on the Archivists’ Toolkit™ project, an effort to develop an open source software application for managing archival information. Before that, she was at the Environmental Design Archives at the University of California, Berkeley.

Kelcy has been an active member of the Digital Library Federation and the Society of American Archivists (SAA), and has taught workshops and courses for SAA, the Visual Resources Association, and the Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science. The 2001 book she co-authored with Waverly Lowell, Standard Series of Architecture and Landscape Design Records: A Tool for Arrangement and Descriptions of Archival Collections, received SAA’s 2001 C.F.W. Coker Award. Kelcy holds a masters degree in Library and Information Science from Simmons College, and a BA in Art & Design with a second major in Anthropology from Iowa State University.