Michelle Montalbano is working toward her Masters degree in Library and Information Science at Simmons College, with a concentration in archives management and cultural heritage. Prior to beginning her studies last year, she worked in the publishing industry in New York City and taught English as a foreign language in Europe, and in her spare time, she is still a writing tutor, editor, and literary consultant. She earned her B.A. in Literature and Religious Studies from Marlboro College in Vermont, during which time she developed an interest in archives, especially archival ephemera. Since deciding to pursue a career as an information professional, Michelle has also worked at Brown University, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Newport Historical Society, where she has handled intellectual property concerns, processed, cataloged, and managed manuscript, photograph, and object collections, and curated digital exhibits. She is especially interested in the dialogue between art, literature, libraries and archives, digital humanities projects, and re-envisioning the roles played by cultural heritage institutions with regard to social justice, art, outreach, and access.