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Data Communities: Room for Everyone, Roles for Librarians

Date: Tuesday, December 06, 2022
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Type of event: NLM/MLA Joseph Leiter Lectureship
Location: NIH Videocast


Prior starting her career as a librarian in 2011, Amanda K. Rinehart, MLIS, MS, Life Sciences Librarian at The Ohio State University, spent eleven years as a biologist with the United States Department of Agriculture testing alternative agricultural methods to reduce the human impact on climate change. As a librarian, she has focused on data, defined broadly as heterogeneous collections of information used for research purposes. Ms. Rinehart has a Master of Library and Information Science degree from the School of Information at the University of South Florida and a Master of Science degree in Botany and Plant Pathology from Michigan State University. More information about Amanda can be found on LinkedIn and through Google Scholar.

Event Description

As early as 2005, policy makers spoke of ‘communities of practice’ and ‘communities of interest’ that would come together to share research data and solve the world’s problems. Nearly two decades later, what communities have arisen to address the myriad of challenges in sharing research data? Has the effort of sharing data paid off? Where are we headed next? Amanda Rinehart will reflect on the history, progress, and current status of data communities, including librarians, in sharing digital research data.

About the NLM/MLA Joseph Leiter Lectureship: The Joseph Leiter NLM/MLA Lectureship was established in 1983 to stimulate intellectual liaison between the Medical Library Association (MLA) and NLM. Leiter was a major contributor in cancer research at the National Cancer Institute and a leader at NLM as a champion of medical librarians and an informatics pioneer. He served as NLM Associate Director for Library Operations from 1965 to 1983.