Thomas Padilla is Humanities Data Curator at the University of California Santa Barbara. He publishes, presents, and teaches widely on Humanities data, data curation, and data information literacy.
Thomas is a member of the Global Outlook::Digital Humanities Executive Council, and an Editor for DHCommons Journal and dh + lib Data Praxis. Thomas currently serves as co-convener of the Association of College and Research Libraries Digital Humanities Interest Group.
Prior to his move to California he was Digital Scholarship Librarian at Michigan State University. Prior to that he was at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign working at the Scholarly Commons and the Preservation Unit of the University Library. Prior to that he was at the Library of Congress doing digital preservation outreach and education.