Moore appointed Head of Data Services

Jennifer Moore has been appointed Head of Data Services, effective October 1, 2019. In this role, Jennifer will direct the Data Services unit in advancing the University Libraries’ research services and programmatic initiatives at Washington University in support of data curation, GIS, research data management, data visualization, and related areas. She will guide the Data Services team members as they engage in educational outreach and research support services for the campus community’s research and learning needs in the aforementioned areas; oversee the management of Data Services’ technical infrastructure and resources; and foster collaborations within and outside of the Libraries to support data-intensive research.

Jennifer brings experience from the previous positions she has held during her eight years at the University Libraries, most recently as Data Services coordinator and anthropology librarian, and as interim head of the Kopolow (Business) Library. Jennifer also has been an active contributor to multiple national initiatives for research data curation, including her leadership of the IMLS-funded Community Standards for 3D Data Preservation (CS3DP) project.

— sourced from Libraries’ Staff Newsletter.

About the author

As the Head of Data Services at Washington University in St. Louis, Moore directs services in digital data management, curation, analysis, visualization, literacies, and GIS. She was a co-PI on the IMLS grant, Community Standards for 3D Data Preservation (CS3DP), which continues to bring stakeholders together to establish agreement on how to make 3D data long-lasting (book forthcoming); a partner and curator in the Data Curation Network (DCN), which has created a shared curation model for institutions; a co-PI on the IMLS Specialized Data Curation Workshop grant, which is focused on training curators in DCN methods; and the WashU Representative for the Research Data Alliance, an international organization addressing research data. Moore is program faculty in International and Area Studies and a GIS instructor in the UCollege.