About Me

Amy Neeser

Consulting + Outreach Lead, University of California Berkeley Research IT

I am a science and data librarian working in Research IT. I coordinate consulting across the Data Management and Research Computing programs to offer a holistic approach to data and computation. I have experience working with data in all aspects of the research lifecycle and my research interests include equity in STEM, interdisciplinary and open digital scholarship, innovative uses of technologies in academic environments, and critical digital literacy.

Curriculum Vitae

Skills + Expertise

A selection of skills related to my current work

research facilitation

Enabling and supporting research activities

Leadership + Management

Inspiring and supporting others

Outreach + engagement

Growing + sustaining partnerships


Creating + delivering instructional materials

Data sharing + publication

Making data discoverable for reuse

Data Curation + Preservation

Making data accessible + usable

Education + Experience

A summary of my education and professional experience

Current Mar, 2019

University of California Berkeley

Consulting + Outreach Lead, Research IT

Coordinates the consulting efforts across the Data Management and Research Computing programs to offer a holistic approach to data and computation. Facilitates community, partnership, and outreach programs.

Mar, 2019 Sep, 2017

University of California Berkeley

Research Data Management Program Manager

Led the Research Data Management Program to provide services across the full research lifecycle in order to disseminate and preserve scholarship produced by UC Berkeley faculty, students, and researchers.

Aug, 2017 Aug, 2015

University of Michigan Library

Research Data Curation Librarian

Worked with researchers across disciplines to identify, recruit, ingest and deposit data in the Library’s data repository. Collaborated with researchers at all stages of the research lifecycle in data management planning, discovery and access, organization and management, metadata and documentation, sharing and publication, and preservation.

July, 2015 Jan, 2014

University of Minnesota Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Sciences Library

Research Services & Plant Sciences Librarian

Served as liaison librarian and selector for the departments of Plant Biology, Plant Pathology, and Agronomy & Plant Genetics; coordinated research management services, including training researchers and librarians in data management, curation, complying with funder mandates, and evaluating data management plans. Led the communications for the Experts@Minnesota SciVal Experts project, the campus-wide research networking and expertise system.

Jan, 2014 Jan, 2012

University of Minnesota Physical Sciences & Engineering Library

Library Assistant III

Provided science reference and research consultations; taught and developed workshops in the areas of data and information management; developed processes, evaluated user needs, and created training materials for the institutional repository; designed and maintained a variety of web, electronic and print resources.

May, 2011

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

MLIS, Master of Library and Information Science

Metadata & Information Architecture

May, 2008

University of Minnesota Twin Cities

BA, Bachelor of Arts

German Studies, Global Studies, Cultural Studies, Cinema & Media Studies

Publications + Presentations

A selection of my publications and presentations

Jan, 2022

Expanding research data management to UC Berkeley researchers: a targeted approach to outreach and instruction

Sackmann, A., Neeser, A., Teplitzky, S., et al.

In Teaching Research Data Management (p.177-192). ALA Editions.

Sept, 2020
Dec, 2019

How You can Write More Inclusive Data Practitioner Job Postings

Thielen, J. and Neeser, A.

Journal of eScience Librarianship, Vol 8, No 2

Dec, 2018

Giving Datasets Context: A Comparison Study of Institutional Repositories That Apply Varying Degrees of Curation

Koshoffer, A., Neeser, A.E., Newman, L., Johnston, L.R.

International Journal of Digital Curation, Vol 13, No 1.
International Digital Curation Conference, Barcelona, Spain.

Jul, 2018

Research Facilitation on a Budget

Christopher et al.

Proceedings of the Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing, No. 72.

Jul, 2017

Academic Uses of Video Games: A Qualitative Assessment of Research and Teaching Needs at a Large Research University

Farrell, S. L., Neeser, A. E., & Bishoff, C.

College & Research Libraries, Vol 78 No. 5

June, 2017

Does Curation Impact the Quality of Metadata in Data Repositories?

Neeser, A. and Newman, L.

Open Repositories, Brisbane, Australia

June, 2016

Stop Mediating Data Deposits!

Neeser, A. and Ottaviani, J.

Open Repositories, Dublin, Ireland

Jan, 2015

Outreach, Collaboration, Collegiality: Evolving Approaches to Library Video Game Services

Bishoff, C., Neeser, A. E., and Farrell, S. L.

Journal of Library Innovation, Vol 6, No. 1.

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