Shirley Zhao is currently the Data Science Librarian at the University of Utah Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library and the Interim Research Enterprise Coordinator at the MidContinental Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. She teaches workshops and courses on information/data literacy, data management, and reproducible research practices. She also consults on issues in scholarly communication, publishing, and research software/tools. Her interests include data science; reproducibility; open science; research impact; and science communication.
She was previously the Physical Sciences Librarian at Dartmouth College and holds a BA (mathematics major, chemistry minor) from Smith College, a MSLIS from Long Island University, and a MS (mathematics) from New York University. Originally from New York City, Shirley is a big fan of local cafes and seeks out new ones looking for the perfect balance of espresso/tea offerings and workspace ambiance. She and her husband enjoy playing board games, practicing yoga, and cooking up new recipes.
The latest version is on Overleaf, where there is an option to download it as a PDF.
Research Areas & Interests
|Data Science||data/information visualization, big data, data management, reproducibility|
|Research Impact||bibliometrics, altmetrics, impact assessment|
|Scholarly Communication||alternative publishing models, open access, open data, open science|
|Education||educational technologies, teaching techniques & assessment, open education|
- Based on my advisor’s pamphlet on A New Publishing Model in Computer Science
Recreational Interests and Hobbies
- Folding origami, especially modular forms and stars
- Cooking different cuisine and making desserts
- Reading mysteries, science fiction, and popular science novels
- Learning to play the ukulele
- Light hiking and snowshoeing