About the facilitators
Nancy Fried Foster is Senior Anthropologist at Ithaka S+R, where she helps libraries and organizations use ethnographic and participatory methods to understand their users and then design technologies and spaces to meet their needs. Major projects include the redesign of McKeldin Library at the University of Maryland and design of the active learning center at Purdue University. Nancy edited Studying Students: A Second Look, a follow up to the 2007 Studying Students book she co-edited with Susan Gibbons. She holds a PhD in applied anthropology from Columbia University; a diploma from the University of Oxford; and BA from Barnard College.
Roger C. Schonfeld is director of Ithaka S+R’s Libraries and Scholarly Communication Program. In this role, he leads Ithaka S+R’s studies of academics’ and students’ attitudes, practices, and needs, as well research on the changing role of the academic library, scholarly publisher, and learned society. He also consults with libraries and library consortia, digital humanities projects, distinctive collections and centers of excellence, and scholarly publishers. Roger has served on the NSF Blue Ribbon Task Force for Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access and NISO’s Open Discovery Initiative. Earlier, he was a research associate at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, where he worked on projects related to college athletics and scholarly communication. Roger has a degree in English Literature from Yale University.