Speakers

 
Alison Blaine

Alison Blaine

Alison Blaine is a Data & Visualization Services Librarian at North Carolina State University, working on projects that range from R programming to augmented reality. She has a special interest in improving learning opportunities for people new to coding and enjoys consulting on data viz and coding-related topics with students and faculty.

Thu-Mai Christian

Thu-Mai Christian

Thu-Mai Christian is the Assistant Director for Archives at the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Odum Institute Data Archive as well as establishing and enforcing policies in accordance with archival standards and best practice.

Karen Ciccone

Karen Ciccone

Karen Ciccone is head of the Data and Visualization Services department in the NCSU Libraries. She provides consultations and instruction on data and visualization topics and helps organize the Libraries’ Coffee & Viz seminar series.

Bret Davidson

Bret Davidson

Bret Davidson is Associate Head of Digital Library Initiatives at North Carolina State University where he works to advance library services through applied research and application development. He provides technical leadership for the open-source space and service assessment toolkit "Suma” and contributes to a broad portfolio of library applications. Previously, he was an NCSU Libraries Fellow, a public school music educator, and a performing musician with the River City Brass Band in Pittsburgh, PA.

 
Emily Griffith

Emily Griffith

Emily Griffith is the daughter of a librarian, the Director of the Statistical Consulting Core, and a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Statistics at North Carolina State University. She provides statistical consulting services to researchers across campus. In addition to teaching graduate courses to non-statisticians, she teaches statistical consulting to graduate students in the Department of Statistics. Emily earned a PhD in Statistics from North Carolina State University and worked for the federal government before returning to North Carolina State University in 2013.

Walt Gurley

Walt Gurley

Walt is a Data & Visualization Librarian at NCSU Libraries. He supports visualization activities on NC State’s campus through the facilitation of library events and programming, consultations on visualization tools and design, and digital development. He has developed web-based visualization content that has been incorporated into various digital displays including the James B. Hunt Jr. Library large-scale, public video walls.

Danica Lewis

Danica Lewis

Danica M. Lewis is the Collections & Research Librarian for Life Sciences. Lewis graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a Master of Science in Library and Information Science, and from Knox College with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology.

John Little

John Little

Since 2013, John Little is the Data Analysis Librarian at the Duke University Libraries, Data & Visualization Services Department. Prior to that he worked as a web developer, enterprise application analyst, government documents librarian, and even a middle manager; all at the Duke University Libraries since 1994. Somewhere in there John was an initiator of the OLE Project. Prior to working at Duke, John enjoyed his first professional experience at Barton College Library after earning his MSLS at UNC-CH -- but all that was way back when scraping the Web wasn't a thing and Kehoe had only recently released his Zen and the Art of the Internet (as a PostScript document). His current favorite programming language is R.

Heidi Tebbe

Heidi Tebbe

Heidi Tebbe is the Collections & Research Librarian for Engineering and Data Science at North Carolina State University. She manages collections for subjects including data science, computer science, engineering, physics, and astronomy and enjoys finding ways to include data science techniques in her library work. Heidi earned an MA in Astronomy, an MS in Telecommunications with a focus on Immersive Mediated Environments, and an MLS with a Digital Libraries specialization, all from Indiana University Bloomington. She is a certified instructor for Software and Data Carpentry and a member of the 2017 Fall Class of NASA Datanauts.

Angela Zoss

Angela Zoss

Angela Zoss works as the Assessment and Data Visualization Analyst in the Assessment and User Experience department at Duke University Libraries. Prior to this, she worked as Duke University's first Data Visualization Coordinator, starting in 2012. Over the last six years, she has created many library workshops and short courses on visualization; consulted with students, researchers, and faculty members on research projects; and helped to introduce visualization concepts and tools into a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses. She co-organizes a weekly talk series on visualization topics and is collaborating within and outside the Duke community to improve instructional and technical support for visualization projects. She holds a Master of Science in Communication from Cornell University and a Doctorate in Information Science from Indiana University. Her specialties include information visualization, network visualization, and scientometrics.