Published 8/29/2017


The Digital Library Federation and its fellowship partners are excited to announce the recipients of the 2017 Forum Fellowship awards. These individuals, both from DLF member institutions and the wider GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives, and museums) community, show great dedication to their work and the field of digital libraries, and share in our community’s common goals.

Jennifer A. Ferretti is the Digital Initiatives Librarian at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She has spent ten years in libraries, museums, and archives digitizing materials, curating exhibitions, and processing collections. Jennifer is a first-generation American Latina whose librarianship is guided by critical perspectives and anti-neutrality. She firmly believes art is information.

Amy Marshall Furness is one of four recipients of the “Kress Cross-Pollinator” fellowship. Amy is the Rosamond Ivey Special Collections Archivist and Head, Library & Archives at the E.P. Taylor Library & Archives, Art Gallery of Ontario. Her work encompasses leadership of the library and archives, with special responsibility for building and advocating for the AGO’s collections of artists’ archives and related manuscript material. Amy holds graduate degrees in art history (Oxford University, 1997) and archival studies (University of Toronto, 2000). In 2012 she completed her doctorate at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, on the archives of Canadian artist Vera Frenkel.

Annie Sollinger  is the Digital Image Metadata Librarian at UMass Amherst, as well as the liaison for digital humanities. In her own words: “I am a member of ARLIS/NA and VRA, which I believe can only benefit from this cross-pollination! I work closely with the Department of the History of Art and Architecture, in particular, to provide quality digital images and metadata, as well as research support. I am also slowly working on a master’s degree in that same program. My department, formerly known as the Image Collection Library, is growing into a new role as the Digital Scholarship Center. As we add to our traditional visual resources work, I am excited about building new services that are accessible and equitable from the ground up. I am hopeful about what I can learn from participating in this new-to-me community.”