Ann Hanlon

  • Head of Digital Collections and Initiatives, Digital Collections and Initiatives


  • Master of Arts, History - University of Maryland
  • Master of Science in Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Professional Activities

Select Presentations

  • (with Emily Pfotenhauer) Service Hub Strategies: Enabling Collection Building through Consultation, DPLAFest, Washington, DC, April 2016
  • (with Anna Michelle Martinez-Montavon) Sharing Back Skills through the Digital Humanities Lab: A Case Study, WAAL 2016 (Wisconsin Association of Academic Libraries), Green Lake, Wisconsin, April 2016
  • Embedding Digitized Primary Sources in the Classroom, Midwest Archives Conference 2015, Lexington, Kentucky, May 2015
  • (with Michael Doylen) Big Archival Data: Designing Workflows and Access to Large-scale Digitized Collections, Digital Library Federation Forum, Austin, Texas, October 2013

Select Writings

  • Review of Abstract Machine: Humanities GIS, by Charles B. Travis, Cartographic Perspectives, forthcoming
  • (with Marisa Ramirez, Gail McMillan, Joan Dalton, Heather Smith and Chelsea Kern) “Do Open Access Electronic Theses and Dissertations Diminish Publishing Opportunities in the Sciences?” College and Research Libraries,  January 2015 (available online:
  • (with Marisa Ramirez) “Asking for Permission: A Survey of Copyright Workflows for Institutional Repositories.” portal: Libraries and the Academy, Volume 11, Number 2, April 2011
  • (with Susan Schreibman) “Determining Value for Digital Humanities Tools: Report on a Survey of Tool Developers.” Digital Humanities Quarterly, Volume 4, Number 2, Fall 2010