Amanda L Whitmire

Head Librarian & Bibliographer, Harold A. Miller Library

Assistant to the Director, Hopkins Marine Station

My main goals are to:

  1. support excellence in research by any means necessary, with physical and virtual library spaces and collections;
  2. facilitate effective stewardship and curation of information and data generated by the research community at Hopkins Marine Station;
  3. extend the preservation efforts of HMS archive collections to create actionable research products, thus broadening their utility and impact; and,
  4. share the remarkable work of Hopkins researchers with our local community through meaningful engagement with diverse audiences.

I am responsible for the overall management of the Harold A. Miller Library. I make purchase decisions for books, journals, and electronic resources in marine sciences. I help Hopkins residents find the information they need, procure documents not available on site or online, and provide instruction on use of physical and virtual library resources and spaces. I also provide research services, including consultations on data management, sharing and curation. I manage the Miller Library's web pages and Facebook presence.

In my role as Assistant to the Director of the Station, I help with fundraising, publicity, and tours. Find me on Twitter @AWhitTwit.

Education 

  • Ph.D., Oceanography, Oregon State University, 2008
  • B.S., Honors, Aquatic Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2000

Professional activities 

Member, DataONE Community Engagement and Outreach Working Group

Member, IAMSLIC - International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers

Secretary, Cyamus - North American west coast regional IAMSLIC group

Advisory Board - Best Practices for Biomedical Research Data Management Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

Selected Publications 

  1. 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 (December 19, 2016): 0340035216678237. doi:10.1177/0340035216678237.
  2. Van Tuyl, Steven, and Amanda L. Whitmire. “Water, Water, Everywhere: Defining and Assessing Data Sharing in Academia.” PLoS ONE 11, no. 2 (February 17, 2016): e0147942. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0147942.
  3. [dataset] Van Tuyl, Steven, and Amanda L. Whitmire. “Data from: Water, Water Everywhere: Defining and Assessing Data Sharing in Academia.” Oregon State University Libraries, November 4, 2015. http://dx.doi.org/10.7267/N9W66HPQ.
  4. 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 (May 10, 2016): 53–67. doi:10.2218/ijdc.v11i1.423.
  5. [dataset] Whitmire, Amanda L., Jake Carlson, Patricia Hswe, Susan Wells Parham, and Brian Westra. “Data from: Using Data Management Plans to Explore Variability in Research Data Management Practices across Domains.” Open Science Framework, October 4, 2016. https://osf.io/ewmsy/.
  6. White, Angelicque E., Ricardo M. Letelier, Amanda L. Whitmire, Benedetto Barone, Robert R. Bidigare, Matthew J. Church, and David 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 (November 1, 2015): 7381–99. doi:10.1002/2015JC010897.
  7. Whitmire, Amanda 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.
  8. Whitmire, Amanda L., Michael Boock, and Shan 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 (August 7, 2015): 382–407. doi:10.1108/PROG-02-2015-0017.
  9. [dataset] Whitmire, Amanda L. “Data and Code from: Variability in Academic Research Data Management Practices: Implications for Data Services Development from a Faculty Survey,” April 10, 2015. http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/xmlui/handle/1957/55594.
  10. Rolando, Lizzy, Jake Carlson, Patricia Hswe, Susan Wells Parham, Brian Westra, and Amanda L. Whitmire. “Data Management Plans as a Research Tool.” Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 41, no. 5 (June 1, 2015): 43–45. doi:10.1002/bult.2015.1720410510.
  11. Amanda L. Whitmire. “Thoughts on ‘eResearch’: A Scientist’s Perspective.” Journal of eScience Librarianship 2, no. 2 (2013). http://hdl.handle.net/1957/41062.

More about me 

I grew up on the shores of Huntington Beach, CA, and my interest in marine biology goes back as far as I can remember. After spending most of my adult life studying and working in the marine sciences, I jumped ship and became a data specialist with the libraries at Oregon State University in 2012. I came to Stanford and the Hopkins Marine Station in December 2015, and now have the opportunity to combine my interests from both careers in a very special way. I am thrilled!