Dr. Helen Tibbo is an Alumni Distinguished Professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she has been a faculty member since 1989. She teaches courses in archives and records management, digital curation, and reference service. Dr. Tibbo was the Principal Investigator (PI) for DigCCurr I, an IMLS-funded project to develop an International Digital Curation Curriculum for master's students. Currently Dr. Tibbo is the PI for DigCCurr II, which extends the work of DigCCurr I to the doctoral level.
Dr. Tibbo's primary research interests focus on optimizing information retrieval, particularly for information systems that support humanistic and archival research. Her dissertation examined humanists, and particularly historians, as information producers and users. In this research she sought to devise domain-appropriate document representations for retrieval systems that serve these scholars. Currently, she is working on a project with Dr. Ian Anderson from the Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute, University of Glasgow, that extends this work.
Dr. Tibbo earned her Ph.D. in Library and Information Services and a Masters in American Studies from the University of Maryland College Park and has a Master's in Library and Information Science from Indiana University.