Iris O'Connor

Digital Services Manager and Affiliated Faculty
Pronouns: (She/Her/Hers)
Iris Amelia O’Connor carries extensive experience in digital book production, content strategy, information architecture, and web accessibility.

Iris Amelia O’Connor has worked for a number of publishers in technical, consumer, and higher education spaces, including: O'Reilly, F+W Media/Adams Media (now Simon & Schuster), Cengage Learning, and Macmillan, offering expertise in ebook design, quality assurance, content architecture, and accessibility for digital platforms. She has also worked for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the Treasury's IT department as Website and Digital Media Manager, where she focused on the Treasury's web presence across 13 agencies, in addition to other digital projects. From 2015–2019 she served as president of Bookbuilders of Boston, a nonprofit industry guild that has connected publishing professionals for more than 80 years. And when she can, she adjuncts at Emerson, teaching ebook development and production.

She is currently the Digital Services Manager at Emerson College, working in Web & Digital Services.

Iris is also a 2012 alum of Emerson's publishing and writing graduate program, focusing on digital publishing and ebook production. Before her adventures at Emerson she earned her B.A. in English with honors as a Florida Medallion Scholar from Florida International University in Miami, where she is from. (She misses her Cuban/Puerto-Rican family, the Miami Book Fair, and sunlight.) She also loves comic books, Funko Pops, and corgis.

About

  • Web Services
    Since 2010

Education

B.A., Florida International University
M.A., Emerson College

Awards & Honors

Emerson College Professional Development Grant

2011

Awarded to attend ebook production workshop in Austin, Texas with publishing technologists.

Florida Bright Futures Medallion Scholar

2006
2006–2010

Creative Works

Looking Back at Lourdes

2012

Master's project; autobiographical graphic novella digitized into ebook formats (EPUB and Kindle). Available at the Iwasaki Library.