Sheila McAlister

Digital Library of Georgia

Picture of Sheila McAlisterSheila McAlister is the director of the Digital Library of Georgia, a GALILEO initiative based at the University of Georgia. As such, she directs state-wide efforts create free online access to resources about the state's history and culture. From 2001 to 2013, she directed metadata and project management for the DLG. She has presented nationally on digital libraries and archival description, acted as a digital library consultant, and reviewed grants for the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Historic Publications and Records Commission, Council on Library and Information Resources, and the Institute for Museum and Library Services. McAlister currently serves as the Digital Public Library of America service hub director for Georgia. She has served in leadership roles in the Society of Georgia Archivists as its president and a member of the editorial board of Provenance and in the Society of American Archivists as a past chair and steering committee member of the Preservation Section. McAlister has a B.S. in French from Georgetown University, a M.A. in Medieval and Byzantine Studies from Catholic University of America, and an M.L.I.S. from the University of South Carolina.

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