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Amanda K. Rinehart to Deliver the 2022 Joseph Leiter NLM/MLA Lecture, December 6, 2022

Amanda K. Rinehart to Deliver the 2022 Joseph Leiter NLM/MLA Lecture, December 6, 2022. NLM Tech Bull. 2022 Nov-Dec;(449):e3.

2022 November 16 [posted]

headshot of Amanda K. Rinehart
Figure 1: Amanda K. Rinehart, MLIS, MS

Amanda K. Rinehart, MLIS, MS, Life Sciences Librarian, The Ohio State University, will deliver the 2022 Joseph Leiter NLM/Medical Library Association (MLA) Lecture. The lecture is open to the public and will be recorded and broadcast live with closed captioning.

Prior to starting her career as a librarian in 2011, Ms. Rinehart 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 at: and

Lecture Title: Data Communities: Room for Everyone, Roles for Librarians
Date and time: Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. ET

Lecture 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.

The Joseph Leiter NLM/MLA Lecture was established in 1983 to stimulate intellectual liaison between the MLA and the 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.

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