New SEA Webmaster: Jeremy Dibbell
September 15, 2022
Dear SEA Community,
It is my pleasure to announce that Jeremy Dibbell has been named the new SEA webmaster. Jeremy is a Special Collections Librarian at Binghamton University Libraries and currently serves as vice-chair of the Digital Strategies Working Group for the Bibliographical Society of America. He has extensive experience with website upkeep, maintenance, and collaborative redesign, having previously served at LibraryThing and Rare Book School. At Binghamton University, he also co-manages the special collections blog. We are grateful that Jeremy has agreed to serve the SEA and look forward to working with him in his capacity as webmaster and as a member of the Advisory Committee. Please join me in welcoming Jeremy!
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Susan Imbarrato (Minnesota State University, Moorhead) for her long-time service as SEA webmaster and member of the Advisory Committee (in addition to having served on the SEA Executive Committee from 2005 to 2011, including her tenure as SEA president). The website was originally designed by Michael Clark in 1994 and launched in 1995. Susan succeeded Michael as webmaster in 2006 and, in 2017, collaborated with then SEA vice president Gordon Sayre and the design firm Webstix to upgrade the site in WordPress format. Already since 1996, she had been coordinating the webpages “Recent Publications on Early American Topics” and (since 2003) “Teaching Early American Topics,” both of which are linked to the SEA’s main website. Please join me in thanking Susan for her enormous service to the SEA as webmaster for the last sixteen years, as she assumed her new duties as chair of her department.
Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Arts and Humanities
President, Society of Early Americanists (2021-23)
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-7311