Courtney McDonald is interested in people, libraries, technology, and especially in all three at once. Currently she is Associate Professor and User Experience Librarian at the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries. Previously, she held positions at Indiana University Bloomington Libraries, DePaul University Libraries, and the University of Illinois at Chicago Richard J Daley Library.

She earned her Master of Library Science degree, as well as a BA in English and Journalism, from Indiana University-Bloomington, and holds a Master of Science in Human-Computer Interaction from DePaul University in Chicago.