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Katie Bauer is the Director of Collections, Discovery and Access Services at Trinity College. Before coming to Trinity she worked in the Yale University Library in various capacities, including Manager, User Experience and Web Interfaces. A fervent fan of libraries and the New York Mets, she spends much of her free time hiking and indulging her two hound dogs.
Amy Harrell is the Educational Technology Librarian at Trinity College, where she works on a range of digital and scholarly communications projects. She spends time running, hiking, knitting, quilting, serving her cats, and advocating for environmental issues.
Mary Mahoney is the Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities at Trinity College. She is a cultural historian of American history interested in histories of bibliotherapy and medical humanities. She helps Trinity faculty, students, and staff create digital scholarship. Her own digital work is available here. In her free time, she co-hosts a podcast that explores the American Girl series.
Joelle Thomas is the User Engagement Librarian at Trinity College, where she has many and varied responsibilities that do not fit gracefully into half a sentence. She enjoys games, writing, collecting oddities, and arranging her life around the whims of her cat.