SHANNON BOHLE, MLIS, CDS (Cantab), FRAS, AHIP, is a professional librarian and archivist. Her background includes approximately 8 years of library and archive experience, primarily in scientific and medically driven research libraries, including Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NASA, and the University of Cambridge. Shannon has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally on scientific, technical, and medical issues related to libraries in academic locations such as Cambridge, Oxford, and Berkeley. Her work in these areas was presented before various military and government audiences including those at National Defense University and the United States Congress.
She holds a Master of Library and Information Science degree from Kent State University. As a Cambridge Overseas Trust Scholar, Shannon conducted additional graduate work on the preservation of historic and archival materials in the department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge. Since 2011, she has served on the Editorial Board of the peer-reviewed academic journal Library & Archival Security, and has held professional library memberships in the Science, Technology, and Healthcare Roundtable of the Society of American Archivists, the Medical Library Association, The Society of Ohio Archivists, and the Archivists Roundtable of Metropolitan New York.
In the sciences, Shannon was elected Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society in the UK and is a lifetime member of the Cambridge University Astronomical Society. She has held professional memberships in the AAAS, the British Society for the History of Science, The National Space Society, The Planetary Society, The Mars Society, and is a Registered Consultant for the Science and Entertainment Exchange run by the National Academy of Sciences. As the owner of her own company, Shannon conducted R&D library technology research and has done award-winning computer science work in digital libraries and artificial intelligence.