Anne Cong-Huyen Appointed as Director of Digital Scholarship

Anne Cong-Huyen

NEW YORK - August 4, 2023 - Vice Provost and University Librarian Ann D. Thornton is pleased to announce the appointment of Anne Cong-Huyen as Director of Digital Scholarship at Columbia University Libraries. Cong-Huyen will assume the Director role on September 1, overseeing the service portfolio and activities of the digital scholarship division. Cong-Huyen will collaborate with faculty and university partners to support research, publishing, digital projects, and data literacy. She will oversee a team of library staff members with areas of expertise including scholarly communications, research data, digital literacy, and beyond. 

Cong-Huyen has held numerous positions in academic libraries, most recently the Director of Digital Scholarship at the University of Michigan Library, where she worked with institutional partners to build a digital scholarship program that served the three U-M campuses. Additionally, Cong-Huyen was Digital Pedagogy Librarian and chaired the Digital Scholarship Advisory Group at the U-M Library, which spearheaded an extensive project to design a values-oriented digital scholarship service. Prior to her roles at the U-M Library, she served in varying capacities at institutions in California, including Digital Scholar at Whittier College.

"I am incredibly excited to work with Anne as the new Director of Digital Scholarship,” said Jonathan O. Cain, Associate University Librarian for Research & Learning.  “Throughout her tenure at the University of Michigan, Anne has demonstrated the ability to build strong, values-centered programs thoughtfully. Her leadership will allow us to expand upon the solid foundations of digital scholarship at Columbia and further invigorate our mission-critical support of Columbia’s scholarly community.”

Cong-Huyen holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara, an M.A. in literature and writing from California State University, San Marcos, and a B.A. in Literatures of the World from the University of California, San Diego.

"I'm incredibly excited to step into this role and to work with Jonathan O. Cain and the extraordinary team at Columbia University Library to cultivate a sustainable and equitable digital scholarship program,” said Cong-Huyen. “I see potential to do transformative work attuned to the needs of our changing context and I look forward to engaging with my new colleagues to take on this challenging and important work."

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