Hi, I’m Ariadne, and I’m exploring what it means to serve as a digital steward professional. I am motivated by the inventiveness, passion, and willingness to share knowledge and opportunities with others that I have witnessed (and so greatly benefited from) among my colleagues. I have learned that this culture cuts across the boundaries of department and area of expertise. It is through this community that I have learned what I know, found what excites me, and developed my desire to serve as best I can.

I am a National Digital Stewardship Resident at the Missouri Botanical Garden, as part of the Biodiversity Heritage Library “Foundations to Action” 2017 cohort, a DPLA Community Rep in Missouri, and Communications Liaison for the SAA Electronic Records Section.