Reveal Digital is guided by information industry veterans who share a passion for humanities content and Open Access.

Peggy Glahn, Associate Director

Peggy works to raise awareness of Reveal Digital’s model and directs engagement and outreach activities to the library community.

From her first job as a public library “page” until today, Peggy has spent nearly her entire life working with libraries. Much of her career was spent at ProQuest and Cengage/Gale, where her roles included indexing newspapers, selling digital content to libraries, conceptualizing and developing new print and digital reference collections. Prior to joining Reveal Digital, Peggy worked with national libraries and scholarly publishers worldwide to help plan and execute large digitization projects through service provider Apex CoVantage.

Peggy is excited to bring her well-rounded experience and love for working with librarians together to help advance Reveal Digital’s Open Access ideals.

Emilie Hardman, Sr. Content Curator

Emilie serves as a guide for Reveal Digital’s development, sourcing materials for Reveal projects, working with advisors on developing and shaping Reveal’s initiatives, and building sustainable programmatic structures to help make our open access projects rich, deep, and inspiring to a diverse range of users all around the world.

Emilie brings experience in archival management, special collections and museums, as well as an academic background in sociology with a focus on social movements, culture, and media to Reveal Digital. As the former Head of Archives and Digital Strategy at the Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, founding Head of Distinctive Collections at MIT Libraries, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Head of Teaching, Learning, and Digital Initiatives at Harvard University’s Houghton Library, Emilie has lived out commitments to educational outreach and digital scholarship, driving initiatives that expand the use of primary sources and diversify collection holdings. Emilie’s dedication to open access, technological innovation, and fostering creative engagement with collections connects and resonates with Reveal Digital’s mission to create pathways for discovery and connection between primary sources from under-represented 20th-century voices.

Currently, Emilie’s own research in partnership with Laura Miller (Brandeis University) is focused on American vegetarian and vegan cookbooks from 1800–2010 and examines the ways in which these books serve as carriers for social meaning and movements concerned with vegetarianism and animal rights. Emilie also volunteers as a counselor for The Trevor Project, supporting LGBTQ+ youth in crisis.

Executive committee

Reveal Digital is advised by an executive committee composed of library leaders from across the country. This group of thought leaders meets with Reveal Digital’s management team twice each year at ALA meetings and remotely throughout the year. They help Reveal Digital remain closely aligned with the needs and values of the library community.

Current members

Dr. Theresa S. Byrd, Dean of the University Library, University of San Diego

Mark Christel, Samuel R. and Marie-Louise Rosenthal Librarian of the College, Grinnell College

Todd Grappone, Associate University Librarian for Digital Initiatives and Information Technology, University of California, Los Angeles

Elizabeth Kirk, Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources, Harvard University

Michael Levine-Clark, Dean of University Libraries, University of Denver

Elizabeth McClenney, Director of the Library, Fintel Library, Roanoke College

Elizabeth Mengel, Associate Director, Collections and Academic Services at the Sheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University

Joanne Newyear-Ramirez, Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources, University of California, Berkeley

Denise Pan, Associate Dean of University Libraries for Collections and Content, University of Washington

Marianne Ryan, Dean of Libraries, Loyola University-Chicago

Mark Stover, Dean of the Library, California State University-Northridge

Tom Teper, Associate University Librarian for Collections & Technical Services and Associate Dean of Libraries, University of Illinois

Former members

We are deeply grateful for their years of guidance and support

Carolyn Allen, Dean Emeritus, Professor/Librarian, University of Arkansas (2015 – 2022)

Sarah Beaubien, Former Associate Dean for Curriculum, Research and User Services, Grand Valley Sate University (2017 – 2020)

K. Matthew Dames, University Librarian, Boston University (2016 – 2019)

Sharon Farb, Associate University Librarian for Special Collections and International Studies, University of California, Los Angeles (2016 – 2023)

Celeste Feather, Senior Director, Licensing and Strategic Partnerships, LYRASIS (2017 – 2019)

Mark Herring, Dean of Library Services, Winthrop University

Martha Hruska, Associate University Librarian Collection Services, University of California San Diego (2015 – 2019)

Susan Micicak, Collection Development Librarian, University of Texas Austin (2015 – 2017)

Thomas Padilla, Former Senior Director of Collections, Technology, & Partnerships, Center for Research Libraries (2022)

James Simon, Program Director, Center for Research Libraries (2015 – 2021)

Diane Smith, Associate University Librarian for Research and Educational Services, George Mason University (2016 – 2018)

Steve Sowards, Associate Director for Collections, Michigan State University Libraries (2015 – 2019)

Doug Way, Dean of Libraries, University of Kentucky (2015 – 2022)

Robert Wolven, Associate University Librarian for Bibliographic Services and Collection Development, Columbia University (2015 – 2016)