Margaret Heller

Digital Services Librarian,
Loyola University Chicago


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I have been a member of ALA since graduate school, and active in LITA since 2011. I hope to stay equally active as Core gets underway.

My professional life includes front-end web development, digital collections, and scholarly communications. My scholarly interests include library technology community success, women in library technology, and improving access to digital resources. I also write book reviews for Library Journal.

A selection of my presentations and publications is available at the following:
Google Scholar | ORCid | Selected Works


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
MSLIS, 2008

College of Wooster
B.A., 2006
Classical Languages

Professional Associations

Core Publications Working Group
2020 - 2020

ALCTS/LITA/LLAMA Budget and Finance Working Group
2018 - 2018

Ex Libris Users Group North America (ELUNA) Primo Working Group
2018 - Present

Library Information Technology Association (LITA) Board of Directors
2017 - 2020

Digital Library Federation (DLF) Technologies of Surveillance/Privacy and Ethics in Technology
2017 - Present

Library Information Technology Association (LITA) AvramCamp Planning Committee
2016 - 2019

Library Information Technology Association (LITA) Communications and Marketing Committee
2016 - 2018

American Library Association Election Committee
2015 - 2019

Library Information Technology Association (LITA) Kilgour Award Committee
2015 - 2016

Chicago Collections Consortium Controlled Vocabulary Working Group
2014 - 2018

Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois Created Content Committee
2013 - 2017

American Library Association America's Libraries in the 21st Century Subcommittee
2013 - 2016

Library Information Technology Association (LITA) Web Coordinating Committee
2013 - 2015

Code4Lib 2013 Conference Planning Committee
2012 - 2013

Library Information Technology Association (LITA) Education Committee
2011 - 2014

Library Information Technology Association (LITA) LITA Forum 2013 Planning Committee
2011 - 2013

Job History

Loyola University Chicago
Digital Services Librarian
Chicago, IL, United States
January 2013 - present

Loyola University Chicago
Instructor, MA in Digital Humanities program
Chicago, IL, United States
January 2019 - May 2019

Dominican University
Web Services Librarian
River Forest, IL, United States
May 2010 - January 2013

Dominican University
Instructor, Liberal Arts Seminars program
River Forest, IL, United States
September 2011 - May 2012

Dominican University
Part-time Reference Librarian
River Forect, IL, United States
January 2009 - May 2010

Honors and Awards

ACRL Conference Scholarship
Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)

Emerging Leaders
American Library Association (ALA)

Member, 2017 Horizon Project Academic & Research Library Panel of Experts
New Media Consortium (NMC)