2017-2018 NESCLiC member institutions and their participants.
Andrew Creamer is the Scientific Data Management Librarian at Brown University. He helps researchers with the retention and curation of research data, writing data management and sharing plans for sponsored research grant proposals, and serves as liaison for the Brown Digital Repository (BDR).
Bruce Boucek is the Social Sciences Data Librarian at the Brown University Library. He is staff for the Center for Digital Scholarship (CDS), the research and subject area specialist for environmental studies, urban studies, and economics, ICPSR organizational representative, and provides support for geographic information systems, statistical analysis, and qualitative analysis software tools and research skills. He is a geographer by training with a certificate-of-candidacy from Indiana University (all-but-dissertation status) and an MA and BA in Geography from Temple University. He is a map geek and a data nerd who prefers hiking and camping in Maine, and reading comic, books to sitting behind a computer screen.
Patrick Rashleigh is the Data Visualization Coordinator at the Brown University Library, where he engages in the production and dissemination of visual modes of scholarly communication and analysis. In practice, this means working with faculty, students, and colleagues on visually-oriented projects and holding instruction sessions on visualization tools and techniques. It also involves coordinating and supporting innovative applications of the Sidney E. Frank Digital Studio with its display wall, full color 3D printer, and video/audio recording studio. Patrick has an MA in Ethnomusicology from York University, and a BA in English Literature from the University of British Columbia.
Lora Leligdon is a Physical Sciences Librarian at Dartmouth College, where she acts as the liaison to the departments of Physics & Astronomy and Chemistry, serves on the Open Dartmouth Working Group, and co-leads the library’s data management initiative. Her current research interests focus on supporting undergraduate research in the sciences and reproducible science.
Christian Darabos is a Life Science Informatics Specialist at Dartmouth College. In his role, he supports the computational needs of the research community, including High Performance Computing, Cloud Technologies, data storage and wrangling, and training in computational tool. He obtained his Ph.D. in Information Systems and Molecular Biotechnologies in Switzerland where he grew up speaking French.
James Adams is a Data and Visualization Librarian at Baker-Berry Library, Dartmouth College. He acts as liaison to the Government Department and Quantitative Social Science Program, and provides support for data tools used by faculty, staff, and students in all disciplines. He is interested in using open source tools to improve library services and operations.
Julie Goldman is a Research Data Services Librarian at the Countway Library, Harvard Medical School, where she provides data related training and support for campus students and researchers. Julie promotes open science, reproducible workflows, and is interested in broadening scientific communication.
Sarah Oelker is the Science Librarian at Mount Holyoke College. Sarah consults with student and faculty researchers on the selection, handling, and preservation of all kinds of research data. They demystify science and scientific careers for students, regardless of background and experience, and help every student develop a critical understanding of science.
Kristin Lee is the Research Data Librarian at the Tisch Library, Tufts University. She works with researchers in the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering to help them find efficient ways to make their research data reusable and accessible. Kristin is a data nerd to the core and is currently working on a side project to map the early circus and understand its impact on the culture of the United States.
Allison Gofman is the Social Science Data Librarian at Tisch Library, Tufts University. She is the liaison to Economics, Urban and Environmental Planning and Psychology and supports students, staff and faculty in the social sciences in finding, using, visualizing, preserving, and sharing data. Allison is particularly interested in diversity, inclusion and social justice in libraries and broadly.
Kyle Monahan enjoys using statistical and GIS tools to analyze complex systems through data analysis and visualization, map design, code scripting, and environmental sampling. He has been the Statistics and Research Technology Specialist at Tufts University since 2017, providing statistical consulting, data visualization and high-performance computing (HPC) support.
Thea Atwood is the Data Services Librarian at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She supports researchers by providing workshops and consultations that focus on optimizing data management and retention. She is interested in developing infrastructure and workflows at UMass Amherst that promote transparency, reproducibility, and collaboration.
Catherine DeRose is the Manager for the Yale Digital Humanities Lab. Catherine meets with researchers for consultations, teaches workshops on data analysis and visualization, and works with Teaching Fellows who are thinking about DH in the classroom.
Joshua Dull is the Digital Scholarship Support Specialist for Digital Scholarship Services within the Yale University Library. Joshua brings expertise in data visualization, linked open data, data mining, and research data cleaning, transformation, and curation to the library.
Kate Nyhan is the Research & Education Services Librarian for Public Health at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library. As well as answering questions and making referrals, Kate teaches research data management workshops. Kate can also discuss issues in biomedical and clinical data sharing, reporting standards, and reproducibility.