Merinda Kaye Hensley is Assistant Professor and Digital Scholarship Liaison and Instruction Librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She works as part of the team in the Scholarly Commons, a digital scholarship center that serves the emerging research and technology needs of scholars in data services, digital humanities, digitization, and scholarly communication. She teaches, coordinates and provides leadership for the Savvy Researcher, an open workshop series addressing advanced research and information management needs of graduate students and faculty. Merinda has taught for the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, LIS 590AE: Information Literacy and Instruction and Practice at Illinois. She is active in ACRL, currently serving as Chair of the Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee and the Digital Scholarship Centers Interest Group (Inaugural Co-Convener). She is a past member of the Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy Task Force and the Research and Scholarly Environment Committee. Merinda presents nationally and internationally on her research, incorporating scholarly communication into information literacy instruction and improving teaching skills of new librarians.