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Sarah ChristensenSarah Christensen

Visual Resources and Outreach Specialist


Areas of expertise: Shared Shelf, ARTstor, images, digitization, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign

Office Hours: by appointment

Eleanor Dickson

Visiting HathiTrust Research Center Digital Humanities Specialist


Areas of Expertise: digital humanities, text analysis (especially of the HathiTrust Digital Library); digital projects planning and management

Office hours: Email to schedule a consultation

Harriett GreenHarriett Green

English and Digital Humanities Librarian

217-333-4942  - preferred method

Areas of expertise: Metadata, Scholarly Communication, Data Curation, Digital Humanities, Instructional Development, Scanning, Text markup, Digital texts and Digital text analysis, Information literacy, OXygen XML editor, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Audacity, Camtasia, Scanning, SnagIt, Photoshop, Omeka

Office Hours: Friday 1-2 and by appointment

Merinda Kaye HensleyMerinda Hensley

Digital Scholarship Liaison and Instruction Librarian


Areas of Expertise: research support, instructional development, information literacy, undergraduate research, publishing and open access, classroom technology, information/citation management, online learning/teaching, teaching, LibGuides

Office Hours: by appointment

Karen Hogenboom

Numeric and Spatial Data Librarian

Head, Scholarly Commons


Areas of Expertise: data literacy instruction, ICPSR, statistical analysis, data sources, geospatial data, numeric data

Office Hours: by appointment

Heidi Imker

Director, Research Data Service

217-300-3513  - preferred method

Areas of expertise: data management, data sharing and publication, data curation, multidisciplinary collaborations, biochemistry, molecular biology, chemistry, structural biology, bioinformatics

Office Hours: by appointment

Beth Sheehan

Social Sciences Research Services Librarian and Assistant Professor


Areas of expertise: anthropology, sociology, archaeology data repositories, ATLAS.ti, NVivo, citation management

Office hours: by appointment

James Whitacre

GIS Specialist

217-333-0531  - preferred method

Areas of Expertise: GIS research consultations; Geospatial Data acquisition, collection, metadata, management, analysis, and visualization; GIS workshops and curriculum support; GIS project management support; Remote Sensing and Lidar data and analysis; Print and Web Map consultation, including map publication and large-format printing

Geospatial Software and Hardware: ArcGIS Platform - Desktop, Online, Server, Portal, Collector for ArcGIS, ModelBuilder, Python and ArcPy; QGIS; Google Earth; GPS units

Other Software: Microsoft Excel, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Access

Office Hours: by appointment

Mark Zulauf

Coordinator, Researcher Information Systems


Areas of Expertise: researcher information management systems

Office hours: by appointment