Jonathan McGlone

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Jonathan McGlone

University of Michigan Libraries
Michigan Publishing
839 Greene St 1210 Buhr Bldg
Ann Arbor MI 48104-3209

Academic librarian engaged in front end development, user interface design, accessibility + usability, and digital publishing workflows for academic publishers committed to open access. Keen to support emerging and non-traditional publishing models and technologies that advance scholarly publishing's transformation.


MLIS, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 2008
Open Access Journals: Towards a Digital Commons for Scholarly Communication

BA, Communications & Film Studies, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI, 2005

Professional Employment

Front End Developer & UI Designer, Michigan Publishing, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2013-present

Digital Publishing Project Manager, Michigan Publishing, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2012-2013

Scholarly Communications Librarian, Wayne State University Library System, Wayne State University, Detroit, 2010-2012

Digital Projects Librarian, Wayne State University Library System, Wayne State University, 2008-2010

Freelance Web Developer, 2005-present

Providing small-scale web design, development, and consulting services for publishers, academic digital humanities projects, and other digital publishing ventures.

Technology Applications and Expertise

Specialized Skills
Accessibility, EPUB Accessibility, User Interface Design, User Testing, Front End Web Development, Digital Publishing Workflows, Digital Preservation
XHTML, HTML5, CSS, CSS3, JavaScript, Ruby/Rails, XML, XSLT, EPUB3, PHP, Perl, MySQL
Version Control
Git, GitHub, CVS
Publishing Platforms
Jekyll, GatsbyJS, WordPress, Drupal, DLXS, Samvera/Fedora, Digital Commons
Adobe Creative Suite, Oxygen, Atom, Visual Studio Code, Microsoft Office, Google Drive
Mac, Linux, Unix, Ubuntu, Windows

Presentations and Publications

Detroit, MI. Invited Panelist. Association of University Presses Annual Meeting 2019, "Creating and Using Accessible Scholarly Ebooks: Tips from Those in the Trenches," June 2019.

Ann Arbor, MI. Invited Speaker. Big Ten Academic Alliance Library Conference 2019, "Accessibility Across and Organization," May 2019.

Westminster, CO. Invited Panelist. Accessing Higher Ground: Accessible Media, Web and Technology Conference 2018, "Journals, Monographs, and Trade Books Can Be Accessible Too," November 2018.

Austin, TX. Invited Panelist and Panelist Chair. Association of American University Presses Annual Meeting 2017, "Accessibility is for Everyone: Implementing Accessibility Initiatives Across Your Organization," June 2017.

Baltimore, MD. Conference Panelist. Library Publishing Forum 2017, "More than a Platform: Supporting Open Access, Digital Scholarly Publications From Acquisition to Distribution," March 2017.

Baltimore, MD. Conference Presentation. Library Publishing Forum 2017, "The Fulcrum Platform: First Reactions, Second Opinions," March 2017. Presented with Rebecca Welzenbach.

Philadelphia, PA. Invited Workshop Panelist. Association of American University Presses Annual Meeting 2016, Production and Design Workshop: Accessibility is Accessible, "Getting to Accessible Publishing at the University of Michigan Press," June 2016. Slides available at

Denton, TX. Conference Panelist. Library Publishing Forum 2016, University of North Texas, "Mellon Project Updates: Fulcrum: Building a Hosted Platform for Managing Monographic Source Materials and Born Digital Publications," May 2016.

Ann Arbor, MI. Conference Presenter. University of Michigan StaffWorks Best Practices and Technology Conference, "Dear Editor: Cooperation for Accessible Publishing at the University of Michigan Press," May 2016.

Ann Arbor, MI. Invited Co-Presenter. Rackham Graduate School, "Building a Professional Presence Online," March 2015. Presented with Meredith Kahn.

Ann Arbor, MI. Invited Panelist. Interdisciplinary Committee on Organizational Studies (ICOS), University of Michigan, "Toward an Open Science Framework: Finding Common Ground for Researchers, Developers, and Publishers," November 2014.

Ann Arbor, MI. Conference Presenter. Enriching Scholarship 2014, University of Michigan, "Using GitHub to Create and Host a Personal Website," May 2014. Article version available at

Ann Arbor, MI. Invited Co-Presenter. Institute for the Humanities, University of Michigan, "Building a Professional Presence Online," January 2014. Presented with Meredith Kahn. Notes available at Slides available at

McGlone, J. (2014). Looking Under the Hood: A View of the Digital Projects Librarian in the Academic Library. In R. Befus and J. Wurm (Eds.), The New Academic Librarian: Essays on Changing Roles and Responsibilities (pp. 67-88). Jefferson, NC: McFarland Press.

Ann Arbor, MI. Invited Presenter. Institute for the Humanities, University of Michigan, "Publishing Practice Series: Building Your Online Identity," October 2013.

McGlone, J. (2013). Preserving and Publishing Digital Content Using XML Workflows. In A.P. Brown (Ed.), The Library Publishing Toolkit (pp. 97-108). Geneseo, NY: IDS Project Press. Chapter available at: Volume available at:

Charbonneau, D. and McGlone, J. (2013). Faculty experiences with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) public access policy, compliance issues, and copyright practices. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 101 (1), 21-25,

Detroit, MI. Conference Panelist. Michigan Library Association Annual Conference. "Scholarly Communication Success: Librarians at the Forefront of Scholarly Communication and Digital Publishing Efforts," November 2012. Presented with Meredith Kahn and Meghan Finch.

Rochester, MI. Conference Co-Presenter. E-Cornucopia 2011: The Open Digital University, Oakland University, “Scholarly Communications@WSU: Roadmap to Success,” May 2011. Presented with Suzan Alteri. Available at:

West Lafayette, IN. Invited Panelist. IMLS Workshop, Library-Based Publishing: Strategies for Success, Organization and Collaboration Panel, Purdue University, “WSU Libraries & WSU Press: E-Journals Collaboration,” May 2011.

Detroit, MI. Invited Presenter. Digital Humanities Collaboratory, Wayne State University, “Preserving Access in the Humanities: Open Access and the Digital Commons,” March 2011.

Grand Rapids, MI. Invited Presenter. Michigan Academic Libraries Council Spring Meeting. “Choosing and Using DigitalCommons@WSU: Preserving Wayne State University's Scholarly Output,” March 2011. Available at:

Traverse City, MI. Conference Co-Presenter. Michigan Library Association Annual Conference. “After Digitization: Tools and Ideas for Improving Digital Collection Services,” November 2010. Presented with Adrienne Aluzzo. Available at:

Atlanta, GA. Conference Co-Presenter. Library Information and Technology Association (LITA) National Conference. “DLO to Go: Fostering Instructional Use of New Media,” October 2010. Presented with Nardina N. Mein and Joshua Neds-Fox.

Baltimore, MD. Conference Co-Presenter. Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) Spring Members Meeting. “DLO to Go: Fostering Instructional use of New Media,” March 2010. Presented with Sandra Yee, Nardina N. Mein, and Joshua Neds-Fox. Available at:

Mein, N.N., Klein, J., Aluzzo, A., Armstrong, A., Decker, M., McGlone, J., Neds-Fox, J. (2009). Digital learning and development environment: NEH white paper. WSU Library Scholarly Publications. Paper 43. Available at:

Detroit, MI. Invited Presenter. Detroit Area Library Network (DALNET). “Digital Commons@WSU: Recommendations on IR Software and Implementation,” April 2009.

Chicago, IL. Conference Co-Presenter. EDUCAUSE 2009 Midwest Regional Conference. “The WSU Digital Learning and Development Sandbox,” March 2009. Presented with Julie Klein and Anne-Marie Armstrong.

Professional Activities and Service