S a r a h T. R o b e r t s
Doctoral Candidate and Fellow, Information in Society
Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Sarah T. Roberts is a doctoral candidate and fellow in the IMLS-funded Information in Society research group at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
She received her Master of Arts, Library and Information Studies in May 2009 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She earned her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1997 in French language and literature, Spanish language and literature, and with a certificate of women’s studies. She has 14 years of experience in academic information technology with specialized knowledge of multimedia computing, academic technology issues, programmatic development, open-source and social networking. Coincidentally, Sarah spent much of her professional technology career at Duke University, where she developed the idea for the Froshlife Student Digital Film competition (http://web.duke.edu/froshlife/) via doodles on a napkin over lunch at Elmo's.
In summer 2009, Sarah was a Google Policy Fellow at the American Library Association Office of Information Technology Policy in Washington, D.C. She is interested in a variety of issues related to the political economy of many aspects of "the Information Society" and its sociocultural, economic and ethical implications.
Sarah blogs periodically at http://illusionofvolition.com/ and can be tweeted @Ubiquity75.