Emily Maanum is currently a student in the M.A. Digital Humanities (DH) program at the CUNY Graduate Center. She has a B.A. in History, with minors in Anthropology and Film Studies, from the University of Richmond. She recently began her journey into the field of DH. Her research interests include GIS mapping with historical maps, British history, specifically the creation of the British welfare state, and learning new DH tools. For the Newbery book award project, Emily serves as Designer/User Experience. In conjunction with the Outreach Coordinator, as well as the rest of the Newbery team, Emily will develop a website that is useful and informative for the project’s audience.