Jonathan Cain (he/him/his) is the associate university librarian for research and learning at Columbia University. He is passionate about making libraries and information centers more collaborative, equitable, and inclusive for learners and knowledge workers. He holds an MSLIS from Pratt Institute, an MA in Africana studies from New York University, and a BS in anthropology from the College of Charleston. He is a 2020–2021 ARL Leadership and Career Development Program Fellow. Cain believes libraries play a prominent role in higher education and society. His research centers on understanding and interrogating the inequity in data and technology cultures and the role of libraries as organizations for the public good, privacy in education, and social justice and equity.