Assistant Professor at Drexel University’s Department of Information Science, Alex H. Poole received his PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science (Helen R. Tibbo, director). His research interests include digital curation, digital humanities, archives and records management, and diversity and inclusivity.

Poole received the 2018 Dr. Bob Williams History Fund Best Paper Award from the Association for Information Science and Technology for “Harold T. Pinkett and the Lonely Crusade of African American Archivists in the Twentieth Century” (American Archivist) and the same award in 2017 for “’Could my dark hands break through the dark shadow?’” Gender, Jim Crow, and Librarianship during the Long Freedom Struggle, 1935-1955” (The Library Quarterly). He also received the 2018 Arline Custer Memorial Article Award from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference for “Pinkett’s Charges: Recruiting, Retaining, and Mentoring Archivists of Color” (American Archivist) and the 2013 Theodore Calvin Pease Award from the Society of American Archivists for “The Strange Career of Jim Crow Archives: Race, Space, and History in the Mid-Twentieth-Century South” (American Archivist).

Poole’s recent articles include:

Poole currently teaches courses in Information Science at Drexel University.

From 2010 to 2013, Poole worked on the Institute of Museum and Library Services-funded DigCCurr II project (PIs: Helen R. Tibbo and Christopher A. Lee).