Brian Grubbs (Project Co-Director) is the Local History & Genealogy manager at the Springfield-Greene County Library District. Throughout this career, Grubbs has led several local, regional, and statewide digitization projects. He served as director of the statewide World War I digitization project, Over There: Missouri and the Great War. This project received the 2016 Award of Merit from American Association for State and Local History. The award, part of AASLH’s Leadership in History awards, is the nation’s most prestigious competition for recognition of achievement in state and local history. For his work in the digitization field, Grubbs was named one of Library Journal’s 2016 Movers & Shakers, which recognizes leaders within the library profession. Grubbs received an MA in Museum Studies from the University of Kansas and a BS in History from Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo.