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Sara Benson

Copyright Librarian

Email:  srbenson@illinois.edu
Areas of expertise: copyright, licensing, author’s rights, fair use, open access
Office Hours: by appointment

Sarah Christensen

Visual Resources and Outreach Specialist

Email:  schrstn@illinois.edu
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

Email:  dicksone@illinois.edu
Areas of expertise: HathiTrust Digital Library, HathiTrust Research Center
Available only by phone or email for virtual consultations.

Merinda Kaye Hensley

Digital Scholarship Liaison and Instruction Librarian

Email:  mhensle1@illinois.edu
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

Email:  hogenboo@illinois.edu
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

Email:  imker@illinois.edu  – (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

Megan Ozeran

Data Analytics and Visualization Resident Librarian

Email:  mozeran@illinois.edu
Areas of expertise: data visualization (best practices, choosing a tool)
Office Hours: by appointment

Carissa Phillips

Data Discovery and Business Librarian

Email:  choller@illinois.edu
Areas of expertise: data sources for business research (companies, industries, economies, markets) and social science research such as business databases, government information, ICPSR, and Hathi Trust Digital Library holdings; student consulting groups; data purchase; data discovery and access
Office Hours: by appointment


Beth Sheehan

Social Sciences Research Services Librarian and Assistant Professor

Email:  edivince@illinois.edu
Areas of expertise: anthropology, sociology, archaeology data repositories, ATLAS.ti, NVivo, citation management
Office Hours: by appointment

Dena Strong

Technology Services Liaison

Email: dlstrong@illinois.edu
Areas of expertise: usability, accessibility, Box, Google, wiki, Kaltura Mediaspace, Amazon Web Services, web hosting, Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Morae, OptimalWorkshop, Balsamiq, content management systems
Office Hours: by appointment

Dan Tracy

Head of Scholarly Communication and Publishing

Email:  dtracy@illinois.edu
Areas of expertise: Scholarly Communications, Open Access, Repositories, Digital Publishing, Omeka, Scalar, Open Journal Systems, Pressbooks, Text Markup
Office Hours: by appointment

Mark Zulauf

Coordinator, Researcher Information Systems

Email:  zulauf@illinois.edu
Areas of expertise: researcher information management systems, Illinois Experts
Office Hours: by appointment