About me:

As the subject librarian for biological sciences, I serve as a liaison to the departments of Biology and Evolutionary Anthropology, and assist students and researchers outside of these departments whose work intersects with biological 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. I use she/her pronouns, though I'm happy to answer to your favorite non-gendered terms as well.

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

Educational background:

MSLS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

MAT (secondary science education), Emory University

BA (biology), New York University

Outside the library:

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

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  • Pronouns
    She / Her / Hers / Ms.

  • Mailing Address
    Box 90175
    Durham, NC 27708
  • Location
    411 Chapel Drive
    Perkins Library, Room 233
    Durham, NC 27708