Thomas P. Mackey, Ph.D., is Vice Provost for Academic Programs at SUNY Empire State College. He developed the metaliteracy framework with Trudi E. Jacobson and published their co-authored book: Metaliteracy: Reinventing Information Literacy to Empower Learners (2014) and the co-edited book Metaliteracy in Practice (2016), both for Neal-Schuman/ALA Publishing. Previously, they published four co-edited books about faculty-librarian collaboration and several peer-reviewed articles. Tom and Trudi worked with colleagues from SUNY Empire State College and the University at Albany to develop three Metaliteracy-inspired MOOCs and a competency-based digital badging system. They launched an on-demand version of their Coursera MOOC entitled: Metaliteracy: Empowering Yourself in a Connected World. Tom is a member of the Editorial team for Open Praxis, the peer-reviewed, international, open access, scholarly journal about research and innovation in open, distance and flexible education published by the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE). He may be contacted by e-mail at Tom.Mackey@esc.edu.