Technology Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England Region, University of Massachusetts and Program & Communication Coordinator, Community Change, Boston, Massachusetts
A teacher and librarian by training, Myrna Morales spends her time maintaining websites, supporting internal technology systems, and integrating new technologies into community organizations and governmental agencies. Prior to her work as a technology diffusion specialist, she worked as an educator in a number of public school districts, using the writing process and Capoeira to capture the imagination of the youth to connect with the world around them.
Myrna has a rich background in medical education, education and library and information science. This has helped her understand that information is not only a tool that enables, permits and creates injustices, but is one of the pillars in structural racism.
Her research interests: eScience librarianship, social and ethical implications of data management and use, and radical scholarly publishing.