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Research and Teaching Fellowship

Elijah Berk-SilvermanElijah Berk-Silverman's Headshot

Elijah is an MLIS student and a Research and Teaching Fellow. He earned his Bachelor's in Applied Arts and Sciences from the Rochester Institute of Technology. His interests in the field are mainly focused on archives and material organization. 

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Olivia Hodge

Olivia Hodge is the Archive Intern for Senator Dianne Feinstein, an MLIS student, and a Research and Teaching Fellow. While an MLIS student, she has successfully archived the Congressional offices of Congressman Peter A. DeFazio and Congressman Jim Cooper. In addition, over summer and fall 2022, she interned at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture with the Sports and Race Initiative. Hodge graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Exercise and Sport Science and a minor in History. Her interests include archives, government collections, and sports history.

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Stella HudsonStella Hudson's headshot

Stella Hudson is an MLIS student, a GA with the Baha'i Chair for World Peace, a TA in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, and a Research and Teaching Fellow. She earned her BA from the College of William and Mary, where she majored in English and minored in Classical Studies. Her interests include academic librarianship, accessibility, and information literacy instruction.

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Mattie Lewis

Mattie Lewis is an MLIS student, archive assistant for the Katherine Anne Porter collection, and a Research and Teaching Fellow. She earned her BA in International Development and Humanitarian Affairs from the University of North Texas. Her interests include critlib, government archives, and accessibility.

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Jack Owen

Jack is an MLIS student, a Graduate Assistant for Teaching and Outreach in the Libraries' Teaching and Learning Services unit, and a Research and Teaching Fellow. He earned his BA in English with a minor in Hispanic Studies from Vassar College. His interests include critical information literacy, library outreach programming, and LGBTQ+ Studies. 

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Bridget Scoles

Bridget is an MLIS student, a Graduate Assistant for Teaching and Learning, and a Research and Teaching Fellow. She formerly worked as a Graduate Student Assistant with User Services and Resource Sharing at Mckeldin Library. Bridget earned her BA in Anthropology from the University of Idaho, along with a minor in music. Her interests at UMD include academic libraries, information literacy instruction, and the intersection between librarianship and social work.

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Emily CranfordEmily Cranford Headshot

Emily Cranford is a MLIS student, the Research Education Coordinator for UMD Libraries' Research Education department, a Research and Teaching Fellow, and works for Streaming Media Reserves at McKeldin Library. She graduated from Roanoke College with a B.A. in Political Science.

Her interests include academic librarianship, special collections, restoration, and accessibility.



Andrea Gutmann FuentesAndrea Gutmann Fuentes Headshot

Andrea Gutmann Fuentes is a History and Library Science Dual Master's student and the Graduate Assistant for the Red de Estudios de Ciencias y Saberes en Latinoamérica y el Caribe. She graduated with a BA from the Ohio State University with a double major in Linguistics and Comparative Studies, and a minor in Spanish. Her history research focuses on labor history of the Americas with a focus on 20th Century Chile and the U.S. 

Her interests include local and general history collections, special collections, and archives of labor, working class, and left-wing movements.

Benjamin HenryBen Henry Headshot

Benjamin Henry (Ben) is a MLIS student and a student assistant at UMD's Special Collections and University Archives' Maryland and Historical Collections. He earned his BA in Chinese with a minor in linguistics from University of Oregon, after which he taught English in Shanghai for a year, then went on to receive an MA in Chinese to English Translation and Localization Management from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, California before working for a time as a freelance translator and post-translation editor.

His current interests include but are not limited to archives, academic libraries, museums, information literacy instruction, and anything involving multilingualism/multiculturalism.

Bridget Jamison

Bridget Jamison is an MLIS and History MA student who works as a student assistant for the Historic Maryland Newspapers Project and a graduate assistant in the School of Public Health. She holds a BA in History and Dance from Barnard College.

Bridget is a dance scholar and administrator and is interested in doing archival work with artists, students, arts researchers, and performance institutions.



Rigby PhilipsRigby Philips Headshot

Rigby Philips is the Metadata Projects Graduate Assistant at McKeldin Library and a Research and Teaching Fellow. She earned a B.A. in History from the University of Maryland and is now pursuing a dual-Master's degree in History and Library Science (HiLS). Her research is focused on women's roles in Peace Churches during the Second Great Awakening.

Professional interests include museum education, museum librarianship, and instruction and outreach.

Daria YoccoDaria Yocco

Daria Yocco (she/they) is an MLIS student focusing on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. She previously worked as a Digital Navigator Library Associate with the DC Public Library. Prior to pursuing her MLIS degree, Daria was the Advisory Director for Corporate Ethics and Integrity at Gartner, a technology and business advisory company. She earned her BA in Political Science at The Ohio State University and her Master of Public Administration at the Glenn College of Public Affairs, Ohio State.

Daria's interests include academic librarianship and community archives, especially in an LGBTQ+ context, information literacy, digital literacy, cycling, bouldering, and beekeeping.