Mike Giarlo is Digital Library Architect at the Pennsylvania State University. His primary roles are designing a technical architecture for durable access to the institution’s digital assets, providing vision and strategy for the development of the architecture, building a development team, and fostering community around digital curation locally and abroad.

He has been working in library technology since 1999, holding systems administration and software development positions primarily in support of digital libraries and repositories at the Library of Congress, Princeton University, the University of Washington, and Rutgers University. He earned both a bachelor's degree in linguistics and an MLIS at Rutgers. His top interests are APIs, IPAs, and AIPs.