DSS Numeric and Geospatial Data Services Discussion Group


To bring together individuals who are actively engaged in the planning for, oversight of, and/or provision of data services within academic libraries. Providing patron support in the acquisition, storage and use of numeric and geospatial data is fast becoming an expected add-on to public and technical services in academic and research libraries. The responsibility of this group to provide a forum by which librarians and academic library staff engaged in these services can provide/receive insight into, examples of, and training on how data services are developed and delivered. This group may also serve as a bridge between other professional associations dedicated to the provision of data services in research environments (e.g. IASSIST and APDU).


Jennifer Andrea Huck (Convener, July 1, 2018, to July 31, 2020)
Ms. Sarah C. Jones (Convener, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Cecilia Smith (Co-Convenor, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)

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Staff Liaison

Megan Griffin
Senior Program Officer
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-2788

Work: 312-280-2514
E-mail: mgriffin@ala.org