Digital Scholarship & Data Management Librarian
Heather Coates has been the Digital Scholarship and Data Management Librarian at the IUPUI University Library since 2011. After completing her MLS and MS in Health Informatics in 2010, she worked at the Indiana University Medical Library to expand an historical digital collection of the bulletin of the State Board of Public Health. Prior to becoming a librarian, Ms. Coates worked as a research coordinator for clinical and behavioral psychology research teams exploring treatments for autism spectrum disorders and detection of neurological changes in addiction disorders, Huntington's Disease, and Parkinson's Disease. A decade of research experience has prepared her to enter the exciting arena of data services, extending library support of academic research to all stages of the research lifecyle. Her interests include digital preservation, assessment and evaluation, evidence-based library and information practice, exploring researcher workflows, and network analysis of interdisciplinary research.