As director of digital library initiatives, Michelle DiMeo writes policies, establishes workflows, and oversees a team responsible for all aspects of digital collection development, including photography, metadata creation, digital preservation, and open-source software development. Prior to this, she worked as the director of digital library initiatives at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia and served on the Governance Group for the Medical Heritage Library consortium. She holds a PhD from the University of Warwick and a Certificate in the Curation and Management of Digital Assets from the University of Maryland.

Michelle is also a historian of early modern science and medicine, and she started life at the Science History Institute as an Allington research fellow in the Beckman Center. Her publications include the coedited collection Reading and Writing Recipe Books 1550–1800 (Manchester University Press, 2013), articles in the journals Intellectual History Review and Huntington Library Quarterly, and several book chapters. She is currently completing a monograph on Katherine Jones, Lady Ranelagh (1615–1691), the older sister of the chemist Robert Boyle who had an active intellectual reputation and network of her own.