I serve as the Librarian at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC), and am part of the reference team at the National Museum of Natural History Library.
I teach and consult on several information tools and products. As part of the Smithsonian's Data Carpentries team, I teach Data Organization in Spreadsheets for Ecologists and Data Cleaning with OpenRefine. I can also offer these classes as stand-alones. I am available for consultations on the Web of Science (science citation) and Pivot (grants) databases, data organization and metadata for small projects, and citation management (with particular expertise in Zotero).
Background And Education
Education And Training
- M.L.I.S. in Library Science, University of Maryland, College Park , College of Information Studies
- M.S. in Zoology, North Carolina State University , Department of Zoology, MS Thesis: Selection of pines for foraging and cavity excavation by red-cockaded woodpeckers
- Thompson, Keri, Schmitz Fuhrig, Lynda, Stern, Beth, and Zwicker, Susan M. 2018. Research Data Management Program Pilot : Report and Recommendations. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution. 2018
- Smithsonian Libraries and Archives Department