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Nicole H. Scalessa

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Nicole H. Scalessa
Head of Digital Scholarship and Technology Services

Nicole is Head of Digital Scholarship and Technology Services at Vassar College (July 2019-Present) and was previously CIO at The Library Company of Philadelphia (1997-2019). Nicole is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC), Eastern NY chapter of ACRL, 2020/2021 Chair ConnectNY Digitization Committee, the Association for Computers and the Humanities, Vassar College Committee on Academic Technologies, Vassar College Community Works Committee, and the Digital Library Federation Forum Program Committee. She has been the Communications Director for Historians Against Slavery since 2011 and was Vice President of the Center for Knit and Crochet from 2016-2020 following two years as Secretary. She is the author of Historic Reflections in Crochet (Library Company of Philadelphia: 2001) and the curator of the 2001 exhibition “The Hook and The Book: The Emergence of Crochet and Knitting in Early American Culture, 1840-1876.” She has contributed to PieceWork Magazine (Interweave Press) and wrote the historical introduction to Donna Kooler’s Encyclopedia of Sewing. Previous appointments include member of the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries board, Philadelphia THATCamp planning committee, and MARAC Philadelphia Local arrangements committee.

Other Notable Projects:

2020 NSF Herbarium Grant (Co-Pi)

2021 Celebrating Dante at Vassar Online Exhibition (site design)

2020 Votes for Women! Online Exhibition (site design)

2019 Ghost River Graphic Novel Digital Edition (site design & former project manager)

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