Elena Feinstein

Librarian for Chemistry and Biological Sciences

Perkins Library, Room 233
90175
Durham, NC  27708
Phone: +1-919-660-1578

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About me:

As the subject librarian for chemistry and biological sciences, I serve as a liaison to the departments of Chemistry, Biology, and Evolutionary Anthropology, and assist students and researchers outside of these departments whose work intersects with these disciplines. I offer classroom instruction, individual research support, and project consultation, as well as selecting materials for library purchase. Before joining Duke Libraries in 2013, I was the senior curator of the Dryad data repository, and I remain a passionate advocate for open science.

Research interests:

Management, description, preservation, and sharing of scientific research data; teaching and learning of information literacy and research skills; scholarly communications and open access publishing; scholarly metrics and nontraditional publishing; emerging roles for librarians in digitally reliant research

Educational background: 

MSLS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

MAT (secondary science education), Emory University

BA (biology), New York University

Outside the library:

Bicycles; yoga; fermented foods and pet microbes; cookbooks, zines, and recipe nerdery