Rodney Freeman is currently the Director of Riviera Beach Library in Florida.
Freeman has worked in academic, public, and government libraries for over ten years and has worked in multiple positions from a library page up to a library administrator. He has lead numerous special projects from library renovation, space planning, and strategic planning projects. He has lead several digital library projects and has been a strong advocate of diverse digital collections. Driven with passion, Rodney Freeman started Preservation LLC to help people preserve and convert their photos and documents onto a digital format. Along with starting his company, in 2018, Rodney developed a platform called The Black Male Archives where the objective is to capture, curate, and promote positive stories about Black men to combat the negative images portrayed in the media.
Rodney presents on a range of topics from diverse library leadership, digital collections, and programming while also presenting on issues surrounding digital preservation and 3D modeling. Rodney’s latest article resides in Computers in Libraries called, “The Preservation Project: Engaging Communities Through 3D Preservation.”
Keywords = Digital Projects, Collections, Inclusion, Leadership
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