Nicky Agate

Assistant Director of Scholarly Communication and Digital Projects

Nicky Agate is the assistant director of scholarly communication and digital projects at Columbia University, where she works alongside a talented team of scholars, thinkers, and doers in the libraries. Before that, she was head of digital initiatives at the MLA, responsible for Humanities CommonsMLA Commons, and CORE. Agate is a member of the HuMetricsHSS team, which is seeking to establish a framework for values-based assessment and evaluation in the humanities and social sciences; a founding editor of The Idealis, an overlay journal that promotes quality open-access scholarship about scholarly communications issues; and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication