Emily Puckett Rodgers is a 2013 LJ Mover & Shaker

Emily Puckett Rodgers

Just three years after earning her MSI at the School of Information, Emily Puckett Rodgers (MSI ’10) has been named one of the Library Journal’s Movers & Shakers 2013 in the Innovators category.

Emily was lauded for her key role at Open.Michigan, where she was the education coordinator from 2010 to 2012. Open.Michigan is a University of Michigan initiative that enables faculty, students, and others to find, use, and create openly licensed content and share their educational resources and research the global learning community.

“Open education is all about transparency, collaboration, and participation,” says Rodgers, who became special projects librarian at the University Library in January 2013. “With efforts like open access publishing, open education, print on demand, and collaborative spaces all becoming realities in libraries, we must figure out ways to support this work not only in policy but in practice.”

“Emily is passionately committed to democratic and open access to resources both within and beyond the university,” says Kristin Fontichiaro, UMSI clinical assistant professor and herself a 2012 Mover & Shaker. “Within the university, we affectionately say that Emily is everywhere, from guest-lecturing about Creative Commons in our Teaching with Technology course to co-hosting an event with the UM Library and the Wikimedia Foundation.”

Puckett Rodgers and Fontichiaro coauthored Shared Creations: Making Use of Creative Commons (Cherry Lake Publishing, 2013), the first book for children ages 4-8 about Creative Commons licensing.

Read the Library Journal article.

Posted on Friday, March 15, 2013