Michael Witt is the Interdisciplinary Research Librarian and an assistant professor of library science at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. He is also a senior researcher at the Distributed Data Curation Center. Michael has spoken about new roles for librarians in curating research datasets and applying library science principles to e-science in workshops and presentations at national conferences such as the Chronicle of Higher Education's Technology Forum, Educause, Open Repositories, the Special Libraries Association, and the Coalition for Networked Information. In 2011, he will spend five months at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina as a Fulbright Scholar in Egypt. His research has been published in journals such as The International Journal of Digital Curation, Library Trends, College & Undergraduate Libraries, and The International Journal on Digital Libraries. He is a graduate of the School of Library and Information Science at Indiana University-Indianapolis, and he was named an Emerging Leader by the American Library Association in 2008.