Research Summary

My research interests include digital humanities, data management, digital libraries, and intellectual property issues.

Education

  • Master of Library and Information Science, Informatics and Library Studies, University of California, Los Angeles . Project: “Data Curation in Social Science Research”
  • Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy, California State University, Long Beach . Project: “The Ethics of Belief: What are we epistemically justified in believing?”

Biography

As the Digital Matters Librarian at the J. Willard Marriott Library, I support and engage in digital scholarship and digital humanities efforts at the University of Utah. My research revolves around data management, metadata, copyright, and new technologies in libraries. 

Prior to my current position, I worked as the Data Management Librarian at the University of Utah (2013 - 2015) and the Assistant Director of the Mountain West Digital Library (MWDL), one of the inaugural service hubs for the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). My role at MWDL was to develop the partnership program, improve onboarding procedures for new partners, and strengthen existing relationships with current partners. 

In 2012-2013, I was a research assistant on a National Science Foundation grant on Dr. Christine Borgman's research team where I studied the data practices of scientists in ecology and deep-sea biosphere research. 

I have strong interest and expertise in data curation, copyright, metadata, scholarly communication, digital libraries, special collections, and information access.