Information Services

Immersion Session

Establishing a Successful Data Visualization Service: Lessons from the Field

Tuesday, May 7
2:00 PM - 3:25 PM
Room: Columbus IJ (East Tower, Ballroom/Gold Level)

The librarians presenting this panel will discuss the challenges and solutions in setting up a variety of data visualization services for academic libraries. They will share tips and lessons learned from the field covering data mining, creating data visuals workshops, utilizing different visualization programs and enhancing their work with faculty with data visualizations. The panelist will provide a description of data visualization services for audience members to take with them.

Emily Patridge, AHIP

Assistant Director of Clinical Research and Data Services
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington

Emily Patridge, MLS, AHIP is the Assistant Director of Clinical Research and Data Services at the University of Washington's Health Sciences Library. Prior to joining the University of Washington Health Sciences Library, she worked at medical libraries for organizations such as Carolinas Healthcare System and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Ms. Patridge is the co-manager of the Translational Research and Information Lab ( TRAIL),She also has experience in resources management, supervising departments and building library collections for new degree programs.


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Vedana Vaidhyanathan

Health and Life Sciences Librarian
Baylor University
Waco, Texas

Vedana Vaidhyanathan is the Health and Life Sciences Librarian at Baylpr University in Waco TX. She has her MSLS from UNC Chapel Hill and a certificate in Population Health Informatics from the City University of New York. She has been a science and medical librarian since 2008 and has worked at the University of Miami's Calder Medical Library, the University of Chicago's John Crerar Library and SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn NY. Prior to moving to Waco she lived in New York City and worked with Harlem Children's Zone.


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Benjamin Hoover

Library Associate Director Coordinator for Innovative Technology Services
The Pennsylvania State University
Hershey , Pennsylvania

My name is Benjamin Hoover MLIS, I am the Associate Director and Coordinator for Innovative Technologies at the Penn State University College of Medicine, Harrell Health Sciences Library. My research focus is on the the interactions between culture and technology. I have been with Penn State since 2012. I obtained my MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh. My hobbies are brewing beer, bicycle riding, and 3d printing.


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Terri Gotschall, AHIP

Scholarly Communications Librarian
University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Orlando, Florida

Terri Gotschall, MLIS is the Scholarly Communications Librarian at the Unviersity of Central Florida College of Medicine. She received her MLIS from Florida State University.


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Lynly Beard

Research Impact and Social Work Librarian
Health Sciences Library
Seattle, Washington

Lynly Beard, Research Impact and Social Work Librarian, MLIS, MBA. University of Washington. Lynly works with the faculty and students on literature searches, increasing research impact, creating libguides for classes, and negotiating open access publishing. Lynly was part of a team that put on a one day symposium on Interprofessional Education for healthcare librarians. This work aligns with UW's strategic plan and values around advancing research for the public good and enhancing equitable environments for research, learning and working.


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Tania P. Bardyn, AHIP

Associate Dean & Director
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington

Tania Bardyn, MLIS, AHIP, joined the University of Washington on November 7, 2011 as Associate Dean of University Libraries, Director of the Health Sciences Library, and Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Pacific Northwest Region (PNR).

From 2008-2011, she worked at the Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library at UCLA, as Associate Director for Public Services. In this role she was responsible for overseeing the full range of public services, including research and instruction services, collection development, access services and interlibrary loan. At UCLA Tania has significant experience with conducting needs assessments that lead to better alignment of resources and services.

Prior to coming to UCLA, Tania was Assistant Director of Affiliated Libraries at the New York University Health Sciences Libraries. Tania began her career at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio where she worked in public and access services. Tania is active in a diverse set of professional associations.

Within the Medical Library Association she currently serves on the Executive Board of the Hospital Library Section and chairs their Strategic Planning Committee. Within the American Library Association, Tania chairs the Library Interiors, Furnishings, and Equipment Committee, in the LLAMA Building and Equipment Section.

Tania is widely published in both library management and health sciences journals, and is a frequent presenter at conferences. Most recently, she and two colleagues presented this month at MLA on a very timely topic: “Perceptions of data needs, data skills and library roles: a focus group for translational researchers.”

Tania holds a B.A with honors in Political Studies and Economics from Queen’s University in Ontario, and a MSLIS from the University of Western Ontario. Tania recently graduated from the 2010-2011 class of the NLM/Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries Leadership Fellows Program.


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