Meet Your Board Members for 2017/2018!

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We have a wonderful new group of folks on the NEASIS&T board and they are all looking forward to working with you, our members, to create great programming, explore new topics in information science, and learn from each other in this vibrant network of curious information technology enthusiasts. They introduce themselves below! Don’t forget, if you are interested in meeting other NEASIS&T members in your area, we are interested in working with you to create meet-ups and events, so send us your ideas and if you are curious and just want to hear what we have going on, join us at the next Programming Committee meeting!

Program Committee Co-Chair: Rachael Juskuv, Bryant University, rjuskuv@bryant.edu
As a research & instruction librarian at Bryant University, Rachael works in information literacy. She’s just accomplished a certificate in Applied Analytics with a SAS certification and has just recently joined NEASIST. As co-chair, she’s looking forward to connecting all of New England and developing programs that build the professional community.

Program Committee Co-Chair: Joshua Dull, Yale University, joshua.dull@yale.edu
Joshua is the Research Data Support Specialist for Digital Scholarship Services within the Yale University Library. Joshua provides research data support to faculty, students, and staff through instruction and consultations bringing expertise in data visualization, linked open data, data mining, and research data cleaning, transformation, and curation. New to NEASIST, Joshua was active in the student chapter of ASIS&T while attending Pratt’s School of Information and is excited to serve the New England chapter as the Program Committee Co-Chair.

Treasurer: William Lundmark, Worcester State University, wlundmark@worcester.edu
William Lundmark is the Electronic Resources Librarian and Health Sciences liaison at Worcester State University. Previously, Bill worked for nine years in the library serving Touro College’s schools of Osteopathic Medicine and Pharmacy in New York City. Since his arrival at WSU in July of 2016, he has already made his mark bringing the Library’s access and discovery systems up-to-date and conducting a review of all serials subscriptions resulting in cost savings of thousands of dollars. Similarly, he has reviewed all database license agreements, renegotiating many to realize immediate cost savings and limit future price increases. As for NEASIST, Bill looks forward to managing its finances and helping the organization raise its profile among librarians in the region through imaginative programming and other initiatives.

Secretary: Julie Goldman, Harvard Medical School, julie_goldman@harvard.edu
Julie Goldman is the Countway Research Data Services Librarian with the Harvard Library. Julie is collaborating with members of the Harvard Library community to help build a new data services program, and working to develop and deliver services directly to researchers at Harvard Medical School. Julie was previously eScience Coordinator with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region, at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Julie is excited to again be part of an organization focused on professional development programming for New England librarians!

Simmons Student Chapter Liaison: Saffana Anwar, anwars@simmons.edu
Saffana is currently working as a Library Assistant for the Cambridge Public Library. She is also the current NEASIS&T liaison for Simmons College ASIS&T student chapter. She is hoping to graduate in Spring 2018 with concentration in IS&T. Her current obsession includes graphic designing (Canva!), UX and building rapport with her community. As a NEASIS&T liaison, she hopes to bridge the upcoming professionals from SLIS with the wonders of NEASIS&T.

Chapter Co-Chair: Kate Nyhan, Yale University, kate.nyhan@yale.edu
As a research and education librarian at Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, Kate works on data literacy and management as well as information literacy. She’s especially interested in applying the FAIR data principles and open science best practices to systematic review reporting. Kate joined NEASIST in 2013 and values the group for its regional network of practitioners and researchers. As co-chair, she wants to make professional development programming more accessible across New England.

Chapter Co-Chair: Louisa Choy, Wheelock College, lchoy@wheelock.edu
Louisa Choy is the Digital Services Librarian at Wheelock College. The bulk of her work is in electronic resources and web services, but as part of a small library, she is a Jill of many trades. She joined NEASIST in 2013 and since then has served in a variety of roles: program committee member, webmaster, and program committee co-chair. She is currently the co-chair of the chapter and is excited to see NEASIST grow and evolve its programming with the new board.

Membership Chair: Annie Erdmann, Nebraska Wesleyan University, erdmann.ann@gmail.com
Annie Erdmann recently relocated to Nebraska from Cambridge, MA and is now the Head of Access Services and Electronic Resources at the Cochrane-Woods Library at Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, NE. We like to joke that it is the other NE! Annie works with library systems and technology and has special interest in Open Access. Annie is serving the national organization as a Chapter Assembly Member Advisor, the second year of a two year term.

Webmaster: Catherine Dixon, Wolters Kluwer, catherineannedixon@gmail.com
Catherine is a Customer Success Consultant at Wolters Kluwer in the Ovid section of the Health Research, Learning, and Practice division. She is a graduate of the School of Library and Information Sciences at Simmons College (class of 2016) and while there developed an interest in user experience design, coding, and metadata management. At Wolters Kluwer, Catherine helps customers by strategizing with them on ways to promote their resources and make them easier to find, customizing the Ovid interface, and implementing Ovid’s discovery service and link resolver. Some of these customers are institutions with librarians and some are institutions without any information professionals, which presents some unique challenges. As NEASIS&T Webmaster, she is excited to keep up with trends in information management and see some of the awesome projects going on in the field.

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