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Micah Vandegrift
Works at Florida State University
Attended Florida State University
Lives in Tallahassee, Florida
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#librarian  friends - lets welcome this new colleague into the fray! +Carrie Miller, there are multiple communities of us around the web... I hope you can connect with us everywhere! 
Well why shouldn't I want to be? There are a lot of naysayers out there. And I think the naysayers kept me down for a while. "Libraries are going to become obsolete" "There is no job security in that field." "You will make no...
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I may have had a hand in this? 
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Creating more effective connections between academic and public libraries is something I wholeheartedly support. 
 
Hugh Rundle lays out some truth in our newest article.

"Academics should consider widening the scope of their research papers to include public librarians in their research. Public librarians should consider whether we can really call ourselves professionals if we are not testing the value of what we do against the aims of the institutions for which we work." Read, comment and share! 
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I know its dumb, but I am SUPER AMPED to make the front page of BOTH fsu.edu and news.fsu.edu! Really, really glad I combed my beard that morning. 
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We need more rabble rousing like this. 
The Mars Curiosity rover has been a huge boon for NASA – tapping into the public's fascination with space exploration and the search for life on other planets. Its landing was watched live by millions of people, and interest in the photos and videos it is collecting is so great, that NASA has ...
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Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed an easy-to-use website-building tool that puts previously complex digital
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This is why I have the job I do, and why I think it is important work. 
For-profit academic publisher Elsevier is ramping up efforts to stop academics from sharing their research freely online.
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This is an important and creative project to help visualize the need for open access. 
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This is my intern! Great topic and great writing.
 
Open Access Week is a good time to raise awareness of recent policy changes made by the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) that affect all listed journals, including 36 law journals published in the United States.  Importantly, these changes ……
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I wrote a comment on this, as I feel The Economist missed the mark and misrepresented the facts around open access publishing. 
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A project I was involved in three years ago, and subsequently passed on to others, has reached a major milestone - A Hack Library School eBook! 
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Introduction
I am a librarian with interests in technologies and digital media. I also like music. A lot. 
Education
  • Florida State University
    Library and Information Studies, 2010 - 2011
  • Florida State University
    American Studies, 2007 - 2009
  • Florida State University
    Humanities, 2003 - 2006
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Male
Work
Occupation
Librarian
Employment
  • Florida State University
    Scholarly Communications Librarian, 2012 - present
  • Florida State University
    Scholarly Communications Project Manager, 2011 - 2012
  • Brooklyn Public Library
    Digital Archivist/Project Coordinator, 2010 - 2011
  • Advising First - Florida State University
    Academic Advisor, 2009 - 2010
  • Florida Book Awards
    Communications Coordinator, 2008 - 2010
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Currently
Tallahassee, Florida
Previously
Melbourne, FL - Florence, Italy - Brooklyn, New York - Melbourne, Florida