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Sep. 28, 2014

As a GSLIS master’s student, Heidi Uphoff appreciated the opportunity to complete her degree while working in Chicago. Now she is earning her Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in Digital Libraries while working at the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Research Library in New Mexico.

Why did you decide to pursue the CAS in Digital Libraries?

I decided to apply toward the end of my master’s program. I was specializing in data curation and really enjoyed the technology-focused courses. I wanted to take this further and learn more about developing and maintaining repositories for sharing and preserving research data projects.

Why did you choose GSLIS?

One of the biggest benefits of choosing GSLIS is its distance...

May. 5, 2014

Graduate school is about expanding the breadth of your knowledge and finding the area in which you also want to achieve some depth.” Andi Ogier received this advice from an advisor and took it to heart. She chose data curation as her area of expertise and found that the GSLIS specialization in that field prepared her for data-focused work in a variety of projects.

Where do you work and what is your role?

I work at the University Libraries at Virginia Tech, and I am responsible for data management plan consulting, data management and literacy instruction, and data-related informatics projects.

What do you like best about your job?

I like being able to work with a diverse group of researchers in the library and throughout my campus community. As a data-focused generalist, I can be involved in any kind of project...

Apr. 23, 2014

Leighton Christiansen’s experience in transportation and the information professions prepared him for work as the single librarian serving the Iowa Department of Transportation. Combined with the skills he learned via the iSchool's Specialization in Data Curation, Christiansen has found himself uniquely positioned to tackle the challenges facing the transportation information industry today. 

Where do you work and what is your role?

I am the librarian at the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) Library. While Iowa State University's (ISU) Institute for Transportation is my actual employer, my services are contracted to the Iowa DOT, and my main work site is the DOT Library. I also assist engineering faculty and students at ISU. As a solo librarian I undertake...

Apr. 16, 2014

As a GSLIS student specializing in data curation, Lynn Yarmey completed an internship at the National Snow and Ice Data Center. The position led to a job offer following her graduation, and today Yarmey holds leadership roles on multiple research projects. She will talk more about her experiences as a student and professional during the Data Curation Alumni Panel event on April 22.

Where do you work and what is your role?

I am lead data curator at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) in Boulder, Colorado and a member of the NSIDC Informatics Team. I am a co-investigator on the NSF-funded Advanced Cooperative Arctic Data and Information Service (ACADIS) project and...

Apr. 14, 2014

Excited about using new technologies and motivated by a desire to connect people with information, Aaron Collie specialized in data curation when he earned his master's at the iSchool. He now gets to do both of these things and more as a digital curation librarian at Michigan State University. Collie will talk more about his experiences as a student and professional during the Data Curation Alumni Panel event on April 22.