Abigail H Goben

    Email Address: agoben@uic.edu
    College: University Library Department: University Library
    Title: Associate Professor and Data Management Librarian
    Office: LHSC 228 Phone: 3129968292
    Webpage: http://hedgehoglibrarian.com
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    I have a variety of research projects underway including

    (1) Data Management Education and Policy. -- I have a number of ongoing projects related to how data management is taught and the policies in higher education related to data sharing, reuse, ownership, etc.

    (2) Women in the Workplace and COVID -- I have a bibliography of 1500+ news articles related to this topic. There are a number of questions we could ask related to women's studies, linguistics, labor relationships, childcare and more.

    (3) Data Management Jobs in Higher Education -- Working with an established database that I've been generating for the past decade to understand who is doing the work of data management in academic libraries.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 3

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Junior or Senior standing preferred

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    The student may be tasked with data gathering or data entry and cleanup; literature review and summaries; data verification and analysis. The student will be expected to work independently and follow directions accurately. There is a lot of room for exploration with extant datasets.

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