Curriculum Vitae

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Professional ​
Goals
  1. To support excellence in research by any means necessary, with physical and virtual library spaces and collections; 

  2. To facilitate effective stewardship and curation of information and data generated by the research community at Hopkins Marine Station (HMS); 

  3. To extend the preservation efforts of HMS archive collections to create actionable research products, thus broadening their utility and impact; and 

  4. To share the remarkable work of Hopkins researchers with our local community through meaningful engagement with diverse audiences.

Current
Positions
Head Librarian & Bibliographer, Harold A. Miller Library [0.6 FTE]
Stanford Libraries

​Dec. 2015 - present

 

Primary responsibilities include: overall management of the Harold A. Miller Library; collection development (books, journals, data and electronic resources) in marine sciences; plan and direct curation of our unique legacy collections, including data; assist Hopkins residents in finding the information they need, procure documents not available locally or online, and provide instruction on use of physical and virtual library resources and spaces; lead the operation of our burgeoning fabrication space; provide research services, including consultations on scholarly communication and data management, sharing and curation; manage the Miller Library's web pages and Facebook presence.

 

 

Assistant to the Director, Hopkins Marine Station [0.4 FTE]
Stanford University 

​2015 - present

 

Primary responsibilities include: provide general support for the Friends of Hopkins group; organize and conduct the annual Friends of Hopkins lecture series; organize tours of HMS by graduate student volunteers (approx. 40 per year); contribute to HMS social media; participate in HMS strategic planning.

Education
 
Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon

​Ph.D., Oceanography, College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, July 2008

“The spectral backscattering properties of marine particles”, http://hdl.handle.net/1957/9088

University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California​

B.S. with honors, Aquatic Biology, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology, College of Letters and Science, Dec. 2000

Continuing
Education

Software Carpentry Instructor Training, 2-day Workshop, softwarecarperntry.org, Feb. 2018
Data Carpentry, 2-day Workshop, datacarperntry.org [event host and participant], Nov. 2017
Data Carpentry, 2-day Workshop, datacarperntry.org, June 2015
R Programming, Coursera course, certificate earned with distinction, Dec. 2014
Data Scientist's Toolbox, Coursera course, certificate earned with distinction, Dec. 2014
Curating & Managing Research Data for Re-Use, Inter-university Consortium for Political & Social Research (ICPSR); 5-day workshop, Aug. 2013
Presenting Data & Information, Edward Tufte; 1-day workshop    July 2013
ARL-ACRL Institute on Scholarly Communication, “Increasing the Effectiveness of Your Scholarly Communication Program: Strategic Skills for Success,” Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL); 2-day workshop, Apr. 2013

Previous
Experience
 
Assistant Professor, Data Management Specialist | Sept. 2012 – Nov. 2015

Oregon State University, OSU Libraries & Press

Assistant Professor | June 2013 – Nov. 2015

Oregon State University, Graduate School

 

Research Associate (post-doctoral) | Jan. 2012 – Aug. 2012

Oregon State University, College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Research adviser: Angelicque (Angel) White

 

Research Associate (post-doctoral) | July 2008 – Dec. 2011

Oregon State University, College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Research adviser: Ricardo Letelier

 

Graduate Research Assistant | Sept. 2001 – July 2008

Oregon State University, College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Research adviser: Timothy Cowles

 

Research Scientist | Oct. 2004 – Aug. 2007 

Sequoia Scientific Inc., Bellevue, WA

Research Technician | Dec. 1999 – July 2001

University of California at Santa Barbara, Marine Science Institute, Research adviser: James Case

 
Publications
Peer-reviewed papers
  1. Soyka, Heather, Amber Budden, Viv Hutchison, David Bloom, Jonah Duckles, Amy Hodge, Matthew Mayernik, et al. “Using Peer Review to Support Development of Community Resources for Research Data Management.” Journal of EScience Librarianship 6, no. 2 (2017). https://doi.org/10.7191/jeslib.2017.1114. (Open Access)

  2. Conrad, Suzanna, Yasmeen Shorish, Amanda L. Whitmire, and Patricia Hswe. “Building Professional Development Opportunities in Data Services for Academic Librarians.” IFLA Journal 43, no. 1 (2016): 0340035216678237. https://doi.org/10.1177/0340035216678237. (Open Access)

  3. Parham, Susan Wells, Jake Carlson, Patricia Hswe, Brian Westra, and Amanda Whitmire. “Using Data Management Plans to Explore Variability in Research Data Management Practices across Domains.” International Journal of Digital Curation 11, no. 1 (2016): 53–67. https://doi.org/10.2218/ijdc.v11i1.423. (Open Access)

  4. Van Tuyl, Steven, and Amanda L. Whitmire. “Water, Water, Everywhere: Defining and Assessing Data Sharing in Academia.” PLoS ONE 11, no. 2 (2016): e0147942. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0147942. (Open Access)

  5. White, A. E., R. M. Letelier, A. L. Whitmire, B. Barone, R. R. Bidigare, M. J. Church, and D. M. Karl. “Phenology of Particle Size Distributions and Primary Productivity in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre (Station ALOHA).” Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 120, no. 11 (2015): 7381–99. doi:10.1002/2015JC010897. (Open Access)

  6. Whitmire, A. L. “Implementing a Graduate-Level Research Data Management Course: Approach, Outcomes, and Lessons Learned.” Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication 3, no. 2. (2015):  doi:10.7710/2162-3309.1246. (Open Access)

  7. Whitmire, A. L., M. Boock, and S. C. Sutton. “Variability in Academic Research Data Management Practices: Implications for Data Services Development from a Faculty Survey.” Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems 49, no. 4: 382–407 (2015): doi:10.1108/PROG-02-2015-0017 (paywall). Open Access version

  8. Whitmire, A. L., W. S. Pegau, L. Karp-Boss, E. Boss, and T. J. Cowles. “Spectral backscattering properties of marine phytoplankton cultures,” Opt. Express 18, 15073-15093 (2010): doi:10.1364/OE.17.021992. (Open Access)

  9. Whitmire, A. L., R. M. Letelier, O. Ulloa, and V. Villagran. “Autonomous observations of in vivo fluorescence and backscattering in an oceanic oxygen minimum zone,” Opt. Express 17, 21992-22004 (2009): doi:10.1364/OE.17.021992. (Open Access)

  10. Chang, G. and A. L. Whitmire. "Effects of bulk particle characteristics on backscattering and optical closure," Opt. Express 17, 2132-2142 (2009): doi:10.1364/OE.17.002132. (Open Access)

  11. Agrawal, Y.C., A. Whitmire, O. A. Mikkelsen, and H. C. Pottsmith. “Light scattering by random shaped particles and consequences on measuring suspended sediments by laser diffraction,” J. Geophys. Res., 113, C04023 (2008): doi:10.1029/2007JC004403. 

  12. Whitmire, A.L., E. Boss, T.J. Cowles, W.S. Pegau. “Spectral variability of particulate backscattering ratio,” Opt. Express, 15, 7019-7031 (2007): doi:10.1364/OE.15.007019. (Open Access)

  13. Chang, G. C., K. Mahoney, A. Briggs-Whitmire, D. Kohler, C. Mobley, M. Moline, M. Lewis, E. Boss, M. Kim, W. Philpot, and T. Dickey. “The New Age of Hyperspectral Oceanography,” Oceanography, 17(2), 22-29  (2004): doi:10.5670/oceanog.2004.43. (Open Access)

 

Datasets
  1. Van Tuyl, Steven, and Amanda L. Whitmire. (2015), “Data from: Water, Water Everywhere: Defining and Assessing Data Sharing in Academia.” Oregon State University Libraries. Dataset. (CC-0) http://dx.doi.org/10.7267/N9W66HPQ. 

  2. Whitmire, Amanda L. (2015), “Data and code from: Variability in academic research data management practices: implications for data services development from a faculty survey,” Oregon State University Libraries. Dataset. http://dx.doi.org/10.7267/N9J1012R. (CC-0)

 

Non-refereed papers
  1. Rolando, L., Carlson, J., Hswe, P., Parham, S. W., Westra, B. and Whitmire, A. L. (2015), Data Management Plans as a Research Tool. Bul. Am. Soc. Info. Sci. Tech., 41: 43–45. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bult.2015.1720410510.

  2. Wright, S., Whitmire, A., Zilinski, L. and Minor, D. (2014), Collaboration and tension between institutions and units providing data management support. Bul. Am. Soc. Info. Sci. Tech., 40: 18–21. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bult.2014.1720400607.

  3. Whitmire, A. L. (2013), “Thoughts on ‘eResearch’: a Scientist’s Perspective.” Journal of eScience Librarianship 2(2): Article 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.7191/jeslib.2013.1045. [Commentary piece] Cited 2 times. (Open Access)

  4. Sutton, Shan; Barber, David; Whitmire, A. L. (2013): Oregon State University Libraries and Press Strategic Agenda for Research Data Services. Oregon State University Libraries. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/38794. [White Paper]  

 

Curricula

GRAD 521 – Research Data Management. A 10-week, 2-credit graduate-level course. Careful examination of all aspects of research data management best practices. Designed to prepare students to exceed funder mandates for performance in data planning, documentation, preservation and sharing in an increasingly complex digital research environment. Open to students of all disciplines.

 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS 
  1. Whitmire, Amanda L, Jacob Carlson, Brian Westra, Patricia Hswe, and Susan Parham. 2017. “Rubric & Related Files; The DART Project.” Open Science Framework. December 21. http://dx.doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/QH6AD. 

  2. Whitmire, Amanda; Briney, Kristin; Nurnberger, Amy; Henderson, Margaret; Atwood, Thea; Janz, Margaret; Kozlowski, Wendy; Lake, Sherry; Vandegrift, Micah; Zilinski, Lisa (2015): A table summarizing the Federal public access policies resulting from the US Office of Science and Technology Policy memorandum of February 2013. figshare. http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.1372041 

 
Presentations
Presentations to professional groups
  1. Whitmire, Amanda L. “Curating the legacy of Stanford’s oceanographic work in Monterey Bay: A science journey told through our collections.” (invited) American Chemical Society Silicon Valley Section, “Chemists Celebrate Earth Week” event, April 2018.

  2. Whitmire, Amanda L. “Tinkering Is Fundamental: Why Open Source Electronics Are a Natural Fit in [Marine] Science Libraries.” Stanford Digital Repository. Cyamus Annual Conference, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, March 2018. https://purl.stanford.edu/cz459xn4262.

  3. Whitmire, Amanda L.  “Curating a 23-Year Weekly Time-Series of Oceanographic Data in Monterey Bay, California” (invited). Presented at Stanford Libraries’ Trending, a monthly seminar to share activities with library colleagues. September 2017.

  4. Whitmire, Amanda L. “Curating a 23-Year Weekly Time-Series of Oceanographic Data in Monterey Bay, California: Lessons from the Trenches.” Oral presented at the Research Data Access and Preservation Summit, Seattle, WA USA, April 19, 2017. https://osf.io/pekc5/.

  5. Whitmire, Amanda L., Heidi Imker, and Sarah Jones. “Analyzing, Interpreting, and Implementing Data Management Plans” (invited). DataONE Webinar Series, virtual, November 2016. https://www.dataone.org/webinars/analyzing-interpreting-and-implementing-data-management-plans.

  6. Whitmire, Amanda L., Guillermina Cosulich, Jaime M. Goldman, and Kristen Labonte (2016). “The Evolution of Library Space: A Conversation about How Library Design Supports Our Scholarly Communities.” Presented at the 42nd Annual Conference of the International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers, Merida, Yucutan, Mexico, October 2016.

  7. Whitmire, Amanda L. “Analyzing DMPs to inform and empower academic librarians in providing research data support: lessons from the DART project”, 11th International Digital Curation Conference, Feb. 2016 (presented as part of the workshop I co-hosted: Supporting and reviewing Data Management Plans with Sarah Jones and Stephanie Simms).

  8.  Whitmire, A. L., Patricia Hswe and Brian Westra (2015), “Data management plans as a research tool,” DLF Forum, October 2015.

  9. Whitmire, A. L. (2015). “Using data management plans as a research tool for improving data services in academic libraries,” 41st IASSIST Annual Conference, June 2015. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/56232 

  10. Whitmire, A. L., Jake Carlson, Patricia Hswe, Susan Wells Parham, Lizzy Rolando, Brian Westra (2015). “Using assessment of NSF data management plans to enable evidence-based evolution of research data services,” Research Data Access and Preservation Summit, April 2015. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/55693 

  11. Whitmire, A. L. (2015). “Promoting sustainable research practices through effective data management curricula,” Association of College and Research Libraries, March 2015 http://hdl.handle.net/1957/55478 

  12. Whitmire, A. L. (2015). “Using data management plans as a research tool: an introduction to the DART Project,” (invited) NISO Virtual Conference: Scientific Data Management: Caring for Your Institution and its Intellectual Wealth, February 2015. http://www.slideshare.net/BaltimoreNISO/niso-virtual-conference-scientific-data-management-caring-for-your-institution-and-its-intellectual-wealth-44838345 

  13. Zhang, H., S. Van Tuyl and A. L. Whitmire (2015). “Digital Asset Management System Assessment: Use Cases for Digital Infrastructure Re-design,” Online Northwest Conference, February 2015. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/55267  

  14. Whitmire, A. L., M. Haendel (2014). “Developing data services: a tale from two Oregon universities,” (invited) National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region, PNR Rendezvous (webinar), June 2014. http://www.slideshare.net/amandawhitmire/20140618-rml-rendezvousfinal 

  15. Whitmire, A. L. (2014). “Data Management with Amanda Whitmire,” (invited) ACRL-Oregon Video Hangout (webinar), May 2014.

  16. Wright, S., A. L. Whitmire, L. Zilinski and D. Minor (2014). “Collaboration and tension between institutions and units providing data management support,” Research Data Access and Preservation Summit 2014, March 2014. http://www.slideshare.net/asist_org/rdap14-32775693 

  17. Wirz, J., A.L. Whitmire (2013). “Science is a moving target: e-science, team science, the data deluge and more,” Online Northwest, Corvallis, OR. 

  18. Whitmire, A.L., (2006). Spectral backscattering measurements in a coastal upwelling ecosystem. (invited) HABWATCH Workshop on Real time coastal observing systems for ecosystems dynamics and harmful algal blooms, Villefranche-sur-Mer, France.

 

Poster Presentations
  1. Whitmire, Amanda L. “Implementing a 3D Printing Service at a Marine Biology Library.” Poster presented at the International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI, USA, October 2017.

  2. Whitmire, Amanda L. (2016). “Curating a 23-year weekly time-series of oceanographic data in Monterey Bay, California, or: how I learned to stop worrying and love the data.” Stanford Digital Repository. Poster. Presented at The Rescue of Data at Risk - An RDA / CODATA Workshop. Available at: http://purl.stanford.edu/hp802gp8515. 

  3. Van Tuyl, Steve and Amanda L. Whitmire (2016). “Investigation of private industry and non-academic data management practices.” Research Data Access and Preservation Summit, Seattle, WA, USA, May 2016. 

  4. Westra, Brian, Amanda L. Whitmire, Jake Carlson, Patricia Hswe, Susan Wells Parham, Lizzy Rolando (2015). “Data Management Plans as a Research Tool,” Association of College and Research Libraries, March 2015. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/55482

  5. Parham, Susan, Jake Carlson, Patricia Hswe, Lizzy Rolando, Brian Westra and Amanda Whitmire (2015). Development of an analytic rubric to facilitate and standardize the review of NSF data management plans. 10th International Digital Curation Conference, Digital Curation Center, February 2015. 

  6. Whitmire, A.L. (2014). Implementing a graduate-level data information literacy curriculum at Oregon State University: approach, outcomes and lessons learned. 6th Annual University of Massachusetts & New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/47005 

  7. Sutton, S.C. and A.L. Whitmire. (2014). Mix and match: a model for research data services at academic libraries. 9th International Digital Curation Conference, Digital Curation Center. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/46449 

  8. Whitmire, A.L. (2013). Pedagogy for data management: Instructional design strategies for teaching research data management to graduate students. Data Information Literacy Symposium, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/42703 

  9. Whitmire, A.L. (2013). Training the next generation: the essential role of academic libraries in educating future scientists in research data management. ACRL Bi-annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/38117 

  10. Whitmire, A. L., O. Ulloa, K. Shearman, L. Rubiano-Gomez, G. Alarcon, A. Erofeev, J. Brodersen, J. A. Barth, and R.M. Letelier (2010) "Autonomous observations of in vivo fluorescence and particle backscattering in the eastern South Pacific oxygen minimum zone," Eos Trans. AGU 91(26), Ocean Sci. Meet. Suppl., Abstract BO35C-11. 

  11. Nahorniak, J., A. L. Whitmire, R. M. Letelier, S. Poulos, L. Fujieki and D. M. Karl (2010), “High Temporal Resolution Observations of Chlorophyll and Particle Concentration Dynamics at Station ALOHA Derived from Seaglider Optical Records,” Eos Trans. AGU, 91(26), Ocean Sci. Meet. Suppl., Abstract IT51A-01.

  12. Whitmire, A.L., R.M. Letelier, O. Ulloa, and V. Villagran, “Using autonomous profiling floats to characterize the spatial and temporal variability of marine microbes in a persistent oxygen minimum zone,” Ocean Optics XIX, Barga, Italy, October 2008.

  13. Chang, G. and A.L. Whitmire, “Particles, the backscattering ratio and their effects on remote sensing: toward solving the inverse problem in ocean optics,” Ocean Optics XIX, Barga, Italy, October 2008.

  14. Whitmire, A.L., G. Chang, A.H. Barnard, and T.J. Cowles, "Developing optical proxies as tools for coastal ecosystem monitoring," Ocean Sciences, Orlando, FL, March 2008. 

  15. Whitmire, A. L., E. Boss, W.S. Pegau, “Global trends in the spectral particulate backscattering ratio,” Ocean Optics XVIII, Montreal, Canada, October 2006. 

  16. Whitmire, A.L., T.J. Cowles, and C.E. Wingard, (2006) “Contrasts in phytoplankton thin layer composition based on inherent optical properties,” Eos Trans. AGU, 87(36), Ocean Sci. Meet. Suppl., OS36H-07. 

 

Participation at Invitational Workshops
  1. The Rescue of Data at Risk - An RDA / CODATA Workshop, Boulder, CO, 2016.

  2. National Science Foundation EarthCube End-User Workshop: Articulating Cyberinfrastructure Needs of the Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics Community, Woods Hole, MA, October 2013.

  3. University of Maine and Oregon State University Phytoplankton Scattering Workshop, May 2004.

  4. Patunxet River Naval Air Station Optical Scattering Workshop, Patunxet, MD, June 2002.

 
Grants
Previous Grants
Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Leadership Grant | $155,464

Principle Investigator | 2013-2017  
‘Analysis of data management plans as a means to inform and empower university librarians in providing research data support’; https://osf.io/kh2y6/ 
Collaborators: Jacob Carlson, Patricia Hswe, Susan Wells-Parham, Lizzy Rolando, Brian Westra

 

Research Fellowships & Academic Scholarships
National Sea Grant, Industry Fellowship | $72,000

‘Developing optical proxies as tools for coastal ecosystem monitoring’ | 2005-2007  
Collaborators: T. J. Cowles, G. S. Chang, WET Labs, Inc. (industry partner)

 

Department of Defense, National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate  Fellowship | $72,000 | 2002-2005

 

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Oregon Space Grant Fellowship $6,000 | 2001

Frank M. Doyle Foundation, Inc. Scholarship | $26,000 | 1997-2000    
 
Awards
Oregon State University, Robert Lundeen Library Faculty Development Award | $2250

“Investigation of private industry and non-academic data management practices,” with Steven Van Tuyl (PI) | 2015

 

Oregon State University, Robert Lundeen Library Faculty Development Award | $2850

Awarded to attend a workshop titled “Curating and Managing Research Data for Re-Use” at the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). May 2013.

 
Service
Positions 

Secretary, Cyamus Regional Group of the International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries & Information Centers (IAMSLIC) | 2016 – Present
Member, IAMSLIC Aquatic Commons Repository Board | 2016 – present
Member, DataONE Community Engagement and Outreach Working Group | May 2016 – present
Editor, e-Science Portal for New England Librarians, Data Information Literacy section | Jan. 2014 – Dec. 2017
Board Member, OSU Institutional Review Board | July 2015 – August 2015 
Member, EarthCube Science Standing Committee | June 2014 – Dec. 2015

 

Workshops developed and presented
  1. Whitmire, Amanda L. (invited; Feb. 2017) Caltech Library Research Data Services Workshop. Facilitated a two-day workshop for science liaisons as part of an effort to mature research data services at Caltech Library.

  2. Whitmire, Amanda L., Jake Carlson, Susan Wells Parham, and Brian Westra (April 2017). Building and Utilizing Rubrics for Assessment of Data Management Plans. A workshop in support of our IMLS grant project. 

  3. Whitmire, Amanda L. (invited; June 2015) Northwest 5 Consortium (NW5C) Data Curation Workshop. Prepared a two-day workshop for NW5C members as a means to provide professional development in the area of offering research data services. http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/concern/defaults/sx61dq99g 

  4. Shorish, Yasmeen, Suzanna Conrad, Patricia Hswe and Amanda L. Whitmire (April 2015). “Getting Down to Brass Tacks – Practical Approaches for Developing Data Management Services,” Association of College and Research Libraries, March 2015. 
     

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