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Alex Poole

Alex Poole

Assistant Professor

Information Science

Alex Poole's research interests center on digital curation, digital humanities, pedagogy, diversity and inclusivity in the LIS profession, and all matters archival. Poole previously served as teaching fellow at the UNC Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science, where he taught in areas such as archives and records management, digital humanities, and information resources and services. Among other venues, his work has been published in Digital Humanities Quarterly, American Archivist, and Archival Science. He received the Theodore Calvin Pease Award from the Society of American Archivists for his article “The Strange Career of Jim Crow Archives: Race, Space, and History in the Mid-Twentieth-Century South.”

Education

  • PhD, Library and Information Science (dissertation title: “Forging Our Cultural Commonwealth: the Importance of Digital Curation in the Digital Humanities”), University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill
  • MS, Library Science (Beta Phi Mu), UNC at Chapel Hill
  • MA, History, Brown University
  • BA, History (with highest honors), Williams College

Research/Teaching Interests

Archives and records, digital curation, digital humanities, and diversity, inclusivity, and social justice.