About Me

Amy Neeser

Consulting + Outreach Lead, UC Berkeley Research IT

I am a data librarian working in 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 interdisciplinary and open digital scholarship, innovative uses of technologies in academic environments, and critical digital literacy.

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My Skills + Expertise

A selection of skills related to my current work.

Data sharing + publication

Sharing data for discovery, access and reuse

Data managment planning

Managing, sharing and curating data

Data repositories

Access and preservation for digital data

Scholarly communications

Processes for research to be created, evaluated, and disseminated

Metadata + documentation

Standards that capture the details of generating, processing and analyzing data

DATA Preservation

Action to sustain the accessibility and scholarly value of data

Education + Professional Experience

A summary of my education and professional experience in academic libraries.

Mar 2019 Sept 2017

University of California Berkeley

Research Data Management Program Manager

Leading 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 January 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.

January 2014 January 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.


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 2017

“Curating, But Still Not Mediating“

Neeser, A. and Ottaviani, J.

Open Repositories, Brisbane, Australia

November 2016

“Building a Village: Developing a Library-Wide Research Data Services Program”

Neeser, A., Carlson, J.

DLF Forum. Milwaukee, WI

October 2016

“Research Data in Hydra”

Neeser, A., Jaffer, N.

Hydra Connect, Boston, MA

June 2016

“Stop Mediating Data Deposits!”

Neeser, A. and Ottaviani, J.

Open Repositories, Dublin, Ireland


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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