Our New Scholarly Communication Librarian

headshot Sarah Crissinger The Scholarly Communication Department is delighted to announce the recent arrival of Sarah Crissinger, our new Scholarly Communication Librarian. Sarah will play a lead role in the implementation of IUB’s recently adopted Open Access Policy and oversee IU Libraries’ active journal publishing program. Look for future blog posts, programming, and outreach efforts by Sarah that highlight the Open Access Policy, student research, and the Office of Scholarly Publishing Journals, an open access publishing collaboration between IU Press and Scholarly Communication.

Sarah is a gifted teacher and communicator as well as a passionate advocate for Open Educational Resources (OER). Her research is focused on undergraduate scholarly communication outreach, critical open education practices, and LIS student development and agency. In her former position at Davidson College, she created open access programming and led two Open Educational Resource (OER) initiatives. She is currently co-authoring a chapter on inter-institutional collaborations to advance OER outreach for the forthcoming title, OER: A Field Guide for Academic Librarians. Sarah will also moderate a panel on OER for ACRL’s Science and Technology Section (STS) at ALA this June.

You can contact Sarah directly with questions, ideas, and/or suggestions by email, “scrissin at iu dot edu,” or through our contact form. More information about our team and the services provided by the Scholarly Communication department can be found at scholarworks.iu.edu and openscholarship.indiana.edu.

Welcome Jamie Wittenberg to the Scholarly Communication department

Jamie Wittenberg headshotWe are delighted to introduce Jamie Wittenberg, who has joined the Scholarly Communication department as the Research Data Management Librarian and assumed the responsibilities of a new position as Head of department. She will provide the department and IU Libraries with vital expertise in planning for long-term preservation of born-digital and digitized scholarship, brokering meaningful access to research outputs, and facilitating the stewardship and reuse of research data. Jamie comes to IU Bloomington from the University of California, Berkeley, where she served as the Service Design Analyst at the Research Data Management Program.

Jamie’s research is focused on building better digital archives and data curation processes through best practices and workflow design. She is currently co-authoring a chapter, “Tools and Approaches to Personal Digital Archiving,” for a forthcoming (2017) ALA Press book entitled The Complete Guide to Personal Digital Archiving for Librarians, Archivists, and Information Professionals, edited by Brianna Marshall. Her recent presentations include a talk at the 2016 DLF Forum on a model for data management pedagogy and curricular design, “Exploiting Expertise: Domain-based Data Services Training for Librarians.”

Jamie received her BA in Literary Studies from Bard College at Simon’s Rock, a Master of British Studies from Humboldt University of Berlin in 2010, and an MSLIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

This is an exciting time for Scholarly Communication at IU Libraries. Look for updates soon on improved processes for research data preservation and access.

Scholarly Communication internship

The IU Libraries Scholarly Communication dept. is looking for an Information and Library Science student to work with us during the Fall semester. This would be an ideal opportunity for someone who wants on-the-job experience using XML (and TEI) encoding for document markup and who is interested in Open Access and scholarly publishing. 

Please contact Richard Higgins (rshiggin@indiana.edu) if you would like to apply or have any questions about the position. The full posting can be seen at the ILS department’s internship placement website: http://www.soic.indiana.edu/career/students/find-job-internship/resources/ils-internship-placements.html#scholarly.

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The Scholarly Communication team manages the Libraries’ Open Access publishing program as well as IU’s institutional repository for research and data under the IUScholarWorks brand.

Meet the New Faces of IUScholarWorks

The IUScholarWorks team is growing! We recently welcomed several new faces to the Libraries’ Scholarly Communication Department, including one full-time staff member and two student employees. I’d like to introduce you to Richard, Miko, and Erica.

New team members (from left to right) Erica Hayes, Richard Higgins, Miko Siewenie
New team members (from left to right) Erica Hayes, Richard Higgins, Miko Siewenie

Richard Higgins, Open Access Publishing Manager

Richard spent a good deal of his childhood wandering the stacks of a small college library in his hometown. After moving to the midwest, he worked in publishing and taught English and Digital Humanities while completing a Ph.D. in literary studies at IU. Since then he has specialized in ways that digital and computational technologies can enrich scholarship in the Humanities. He still loves books, in whatever form.

Miko Siewenie, IUScholarWorks Technology Assistant

Miko Siewenie is a senior majoring in Informatics with a Computer Science cognate and minors in Spanish and Marketing. On campus, she’s actively involved with Indiana University Student Association as the student government’s Co-Chief of Marketing and Webmaster and the Indiana University Journal of Undergraduate Research as Information Technology Chair and Webmaster. Miko also works for the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education as the Student Coordinator of the Indiana University Undergraduate Research Conference, the School of Informatics and Computing as a Supplementary Instruction Leader, and last, but not least, IU Libraries as IUScholarWorks Technology Assistant. When she finally escapes campus, she enjoys cooking, skiing, crosswords, and bad movies.

Erica Hayes, IDEASc Fellow

Erica Hayes is a second-year MLS/MIS dual degree student at Indiana University–Bloomington, where she specializes in scholarly communication and digital special collections.  Her student library jobs span digital publishing, instruction, outreach, and project management.  Erica is currently a graduate assistant to Dr. Milojovic and Dr. Sugimoto.  In addition, she also works as the Web Development Assistant at the Lilly Library.  This year she was given the opportunity to work as the Master’s student research assistant as part of the IDEASc (Integrated Doctoral Education with application to Scholarly Communication) Fellowship Program.  She is excited to work with IUScholarWorks and learn more about open access publishing.

(#12) We’re Growing!

We are very happy to have two new employees join our ranks!

We are very happy to announce that Stacy Konkiel accepted the E-Science Librarian position effective January 17.  Stacy was formerly a Marketing Associate
for the Public Library of Science (PLoS) in San Francisco where she led efforts
to market PLoS journals to a wide range of international scientific communities,
and supported research and development for Article-Level Metrics and data sharing initiatives.  Prior to working for PLoS, Stacy was the Digital Repository Resident
Librarian for ScholarWorks at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.  Stacy received her MLS and MIS from IU in 2008.  As the E-Science Librarian, Stacy will be responsible for working with various groups across campus to develop policies, sustainable services, and infrastructure to enable faculty and students to preserve and make available their research data.

We are also very happy to have Ryan Cobine join IUScholarWorks with a temporary half-time assignment that also began in January.  Ryan will focus his efforts and talents on staff and user training and documentation.  He is currently the VIVO Pilot Coordinator in
Library Technologies and Digital Libraries and will continue in that role at half-time. Ryan has a long history of providing excellent instructional services within UITS and other units of IU Bloomington.

Please join us in welcoming our newest members to the team.