The IDEA Institute on AI aims to recruit and create a diverse, intellectually robust cohort of Fellows that is engaged in real-world learning experiences, and valuable professional networking among the cohort and with instructors that will continue after the grant-period. In addition, Fellows will have opportunities to learn what it means to be change agents to lead the adoption of  disruptive, transformative technology, while being strategic and agile. As members of two diverse cohorts of leaders (IMLS-funded and self-funded Fellows), they will spark future innovation, collaboration, and dissemination of AI in library and information environments.

2022 IDEA Institute Fellows




Mohammad AlHamad E-Resource Strategist Missouri State University
Sandy Avila Science Librarian University of Central Florida
Mary Aycock Database and Metadata Management Librarian Texas State University
Lencia Beltran Open Science Project Coordinator Carnegie Mellon University
Kineret Ben-Knaan Research and Assessment Librarian University of Miami
Derek Braeden Web Developer Salt Lake City Public Library
Sharon Clapp Digital Resources Librarian CCSU Library
Thomas Ferrill Head of Creative Spaces University of Utah, Marriott Library
Kimberly Grotewold Education Librarian Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Mary Holm Cataloging Metadata Librarian Virginia State University
Valerie Lookingbill Sciences Librarian University of South Carolina
Rafia Mirza Humanities Librarian (Digital Humanities) Southern Methodist University
Erik Radio Metadata Librarian University of Colorado Boulder
Martha Roseberry Applications Analyst Virginia Commonwealth University
Michael Shensky GIS & Geospatial Data Coordinator University of Texas at Austin
Daniella Smith Professor University of North Texas
Raymond Wang Reference/Instruction Coordinator Community College of Baltimore County
Sharon Whitfield Electronic Resource & User Access Librarian Rider University
Robert Wilson Systems and Analytics Librarian Middle Tennessee State University
Borui Zhang Natural language processing specialist
Assistant Librarian
University of Florida