About Me

Amy Neeser

Research Data Curation Librarian

I am an academic librarian with experience working with data in all aspects of the research lifecycle. My professional and 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.


Plan for managing, sharing and curating.


Practice of making data available to others.


Metrics for measuring impact of research.


Techniques to ensure accessibility over time.


Storage of digital objects for future access.


Documentation for discovery and reuse.

Professional Experience

A summary of my professional experience in academic libraries.

present August 2015

University of Michigan Research Data Services

Research Data Curation Librarian

As the Research Data Curation Librarian, I work with researchers to identify, recruit, ingest and deposit data in the library’s digital repository. I provide outreach in research data services to the research community and consult with researchers on metadata standards and data.

August 2015 January 2014

University of Minnesota Libraries Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Sciences Library

Research Services & Plant Sciences Librarian

Served as liaison librarian for the departments of Plant Biology, Plant Pathology, and Agronomy & Plant Genetics; managed the Plant Biology, Plant Pathology, and Agronomy & Plant Genetics collections and several collections-related projects; coordinated research data management services, including data management, curation, complying with funder mandates, and evaluating data management plans; led the communications for the Experts@Minnesota SciVal Experts project, the research networking and expertise system that creates profiles for University of Minnesota researchers.

January 2014 January 2012

University of Minnesota Libraries 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.


A timeline of my educational background.

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

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