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Alex Poole

Diversity Representative of SILS Alumni Board

Headshot of Alex Poole
Headshot of Alex Poole


An Associate Professor at Drexel University’s College of Computing and Informatics, Alex H. Poole studies archives and records management, diversity, equity, and inclusion, information practices, digital curation, and digital humanities. Poole received both the Donald G. David Award and the Justin Winsor Prize from the American Library Association (ALA) in 2022, the Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research from ALA in 2019, the Bob Williams History Fund Research Paper Award from the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) in both 2018 and 2017, the Arline Custer Memorial Award for Best Article from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference in 2018, and the Theodore Calvin Pease Award from the Society of American Archivists (SAA) in 2013. Poole was educated at Williams College (BA, Highest Honors in History), Brown University (MA), and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (MLS) (Beta Phi Mu), and PhD.