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Lynn Yarmey (MS 11) Profiled by Library Journal
Library Journal recently profiled Lynn Yarmey (MS 11) for the Librarians Abroad series, which highlights professionals working outside traditional library and archives settings.
While at GSLIS Yarmey completed the Specialization in Data Curation and through the CIRSS DCEP Program had the opportunity to participate in an internship at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) in Boulder, Colorado.
Yarmey is now the Senior Data Curator at NSIDC for the NSF-funded Advanced Cooperative Arctic Data and Information Service (ACADIS) project.
Read below for details about Yarmeys work and thoughts on her GSLIS education:
The Data Curation Specialization at the Univ. of Illinois Urbana Champaign Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) was a great fit for me. The program offered strong theoretical underpinnings and brought my practical experience into a much broader context. The LEEP distance option meant I could keep working in the labs while learning about the theory, a perfect balance for my data work.
I love that I get to do a little bit of everything! I am involved with two Agile development teams, user interface and design work, refining dataflows, scoping and implementing metadata profile updates, data management education, defining new projects and products in support of Arctic scientists, and tying all of these together in presentations, papers, and proposals . . . My role is almost as diverse as the data. Every day I am bridging between so many different groups of fantastic people to promote understanding across the project horizontals, and then vertically mapping the detailed daily operations with the project vision. I am a jack-of-all-trades type of person much more than a deep specialist; my work allows me to use and celebrate that quality.