Shannon Denise Bohle is a professional librarian, computer scientist, and writer who won a 2013 artificial intelligence competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense. Her background includes library and archive experience, primarily in scientific and medically driven research libraries, including Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NASA, and the University of Cambridge.
Bohle was a winner of a 2013 artificial intelligence competition advertised by The White House that was sponsored by the Department of Defense. Her research has been presented before various military and government audiences including those at National Defense University and the United States Congress. A video she filmed in the 3D virtual library she founded and directed, the Neil A. Armstrong Library and Archives, was shown by the Nobel Prize Foundation at the Nobel Museum in Sweden. Since 2011, she has served on the Editorial Board of the peer-reviewed academic journal Library & Archival Security which is published by Routledge.
Early life and education
Shannon Bohle was born in Winter Park, Florida, the eldest daughter of model and philanthropist Sandra L. Head (born 1948) and business owner Richard L. Bohle (born 1947), who was of German-Austrian descent. She is the granddaughter (by second marriage) of Detroit inventor and industrialist Oscar Guensche (1907-1985) and Clara M. Guensche (born 1917) of Grosse Pointe Michigan. Her maternal grandfather, Dudley L. Head, Jr. (1924-1983), was a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps and a survivor of Iwo Jima. He worked as an engineering contractor with NASA doing rocket testing and development during the early U.S. space program while employed with Chrysler Corporation in Detroit, Michigan and traveled to perform oversight duties at the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama. In 1961, Dudley was transferred to NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, Louisiana, and later to the Chrysler shell plant in St. Louis, Missouri, and finally in 1977 to the Lima Army Tank Plant in Lima, Ohio where a memorial monument was erected with a tribute in his honor. He was married to Ida M. Furton (born 1925) of Detroit, Michigan and Lima, Ohio whose brother, Edward B. Furton (1922-2006), was an inventor  who contributed to in-air refueling of jet planes while stationed as a US Tech Sergeant in the United States Air Force at Edwards Air Force Base in California. She is a graduate of Shawnee High School (Lima, Ohio).
Bohle obtained a Master of Library and Information Science degree from Kent State University. As a scholar whose research was funded by the Cambridge Overseas Trusts, she conducted additional graduate work on the preservation of historic and archival materials in the department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge.
Professional and honorary affiliations
Bohle is a member of the Science, Technology, and Healthcare Roundtable of the Society of American Archivists, the Medical Library Association, The Society of Ohio Archivists, and the Archivists Roundtable of Metropolitan New York. In the sciences, Bohle was elected Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society in the UK  and is a lifetime member of the Cambridge University Astronomical Society related to the Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge. She has held professional memberships in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), The British Society for the History of Science, The National Space Society which was founded by Wernher von Braun, The Planetary Society, The Mars Society founded by Robert Zubrin, and is a Registered Consultant for the Science & Entertainment Exchange run by the National Academy of Sciences. As the owner of her own company, Bohle conducted R&D library technology research and has done award-winning computer science work in artificial intelligence and digital libraries.
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- James D. Watson Collection Finding Guide. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (2006). Retrieved on June 7, 2013.
- NASA News & Notes. NASA History Office (2005). Retrieved on June 7, 2013.
- St. Edmund's College Library. St. Edmund's College, University of Cambridge (2012). Retrieved on June 7, 2013.
- The Edition, St. Edmund's College Newsletter, Lent 2012, Issue 10, p. 17. St. Edmund's College, University of Cambridge (2012). Retrieved on June 7, 2013.
- Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge, Annual Report 2011-2012. Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge (2012). Retrieved on June 24, 2013.
- White House Publication, Challenge.Gov Fact Sheet. Whitehouse.Gov (2010). Retrieved on June 7, 2013.
- Federal Virtual Worlds Challenge Winners Announced. United States Army Research Laboratory (2011). Retrieved on June 7, 2013.
- Army chooses winners in battle of the virtual worlds. DefenseSystems.com (2011). Retrieved on June 7, 2013.
- National Defense University Panelist on Artificial Intelligence. Retrieved on September 5, 2013.
- Photograph of Neil A. Armstrong Library and Archives Video Playing at the Nobel Prize Museum. Nobel Web AB, Nobelprize.org (2009). Retrieved on June 7, 2013.
- Editorial board. Library & Archival Security(Routledge) (2013). Retrieved on June 6, 2013.
- Micrometer Camper Attachment. Google.com, USPTO (1951). Retrieved on June 6, 2013.
- Adjustable Tool Holder for Precisely Repositioning Reground Cutter Inserts. PTODirect.com (1972). Retrieved on June 6, 2013.
- Portable electric contour shaping machine / Machine electrique portative a profiler (1955). Retrieved on June 6, 2013.
- Veterans Freedom Flag Monument, Lima Army Tank Plant, Lima, Ohio (2010). Retrieved on June 6, 2013.
- Obituary of Edward Furton. Legacy.com (1983). Retrieved on June 6, 2013.
- Dustproof Cap for Fluid Dispensing Nozzels. Google.com, USPTO (1951). Retrieved on June 6, 2013.
- SLIS Graduate Named Finalist for Linden Prize. Kent State University (201o). Retrieved on June 6, 2013.
- HPS Graduate students 2012–13. University of Cambridge (2013). Retrieved on June 6, 2013.
- New Fellows. Astronomy & Geophysics (Oxford Journals), Volume 53, 1.39 (2012). Retrieved on June 6, 2013.
- Federal Virtual Worlds Challenge Winners Announcement. United States Army (2011). Retrieved on June 6, 2013.
- About the author. Nature.com (2013). Retrieved on June 6, 2013.