About Michelle

About Michelle

Michelle Reed is the Research Manager for Library Futures, a project of the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy at NYU Law. She manages the organization’s research portfolio in support of digital rights and equitable access to knowledge. Prior to joining Library Futures, Michelle worked in academic libraries at the intersections of technology, education, and intellectual property, including as Head of the Scholarly Commons at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and as Director of Open Educational Resources at the University of Texas at Arlington. She is an advocate for public access who spends her days in Champaign, Illinois, learning, building, storytelling, and caring for plants.


Publishing Practice Award

Mavs Open Press receives inaugural Publishing Practice Award in Accessibility from the Library Publishing Coalition for developing exemplary workflows and processes to support accessibility in OER publishing. Press Release

Transforming the Student Experience

UTA invests $500,000 to fund OER led by UTA Libraries in 2019-20 academic year, the largest award by a public academic institution in the state of Texas specifically supporting OER initiatives. Press Release

$500,000+ Education Grant

UTA and partners receive US Department of Education Open Textbooks Pilot Program grant to develop OER for graduate transportation planning courses offered by the College of Architecture, Planning & Public Affairs. Press Release

Publishing Reimagined: OER Services

A YouTube playlist about the OER publishing program at UTA Libraries features interviews with stakeholders in the OER creation pipeline, including OER creators, librarians, and other partners. Video Playlist


MS, Information Sciences

University of Tennessee, 2010

Research: academic libraries, leadership, and scholarly publishing

MA, English

McNeese State University, 2006

Research: trauma and humor in contemporary fiction and memoir

MFA, Creative Writing

McNeese State University, 2006

Thesis: What You Look Like Naked (short stories); Doré Writing Award

BA, Journalism & English

Louisiana Tech University, 2002

Summa cum laude; editor and reporter at The Tech Talk; News Bureau writer