About the Editors

Allyson Mower, MA, MLIS is Head of Scholarly Communication & Copyright at the University of Utah Marriott Library. She’s very curious about curiosity, what drives people to uncover information, and how libraries of all types create demand for knowledge. She loves reading and leaves nothing behind, not even policies and procedures. As a tenured faculty member, she researches the history of academic freedom and the history of authorship and scholarly communication at the institution. She provides the U of U community and the general public with information, tools, and services related to both copyright and publishing. Allyson was a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2008, was nominated as a 2012 Society for Scholarly Publishing Emerging Leader, and served as the U of U Academic Senate President in 2014.

Elyse Stoedter graduated from the University of Utah with a BA in English in 2012, and now works in the Acquisition Department at the J. Willard Marriott Library. In her role as Acquisitions Assistant, Elyse has the unique opportunity to purchase current, rare, and foreign books for the library. For a former English major, this position isn’t far from a dream. Elyse has worked in libraries all of her adult life and is passionate about reading, writing, and libraries.