Ian Demsky

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Web Content Strategist, User Experience Department


As a web content strategist in the User Experience Department, I work with staff members in units across the library to develop content for the library's website -- helping the library simultaneously to meet user needs and stakeholder objectives. In this role, I help identify new content needs, curate existing content, communicate best practices, and develop processes around content creation, maintenance and retention.


I received a B.A. in religion from Oberlin College and an M.A. in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. From 2002-2009, I worked as an investigative-minded newspaper journalist in Nashville, Tenn., Portland, Ore. and Tacoma, Wash., specializing in stories that drew upon public records and datasets. After leaving journalism, I taught English composition at the University of Idaho while pursuing (part of) an M.F.A. in poetry. In the fall of 2010, I returned to my hometown of Ann Arbor to work as a senior public relations representative and later science editor at the U-M Health System. I joined MLibrary in July 2013.

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