Lisa Federer, MLIS, MA, AHIP
Research Data Informationist
National Institutes of Health
Master of Library & Information Studies
University of California, Los Angeles, 2011
Master of Arts in English
University of North Texas, 2004
Thesis: Ghosts and Lovers: Stories (with a critical preface on narrative unreliability)
Bachelor of Arts in French
University of North Texas, 2005
Study abroad at Université de Caen Basse-Normandie
Bachelor of Arts in English, minor in Psychology
University of North Texas, 2002
Research Data Informationist and Acting Chief, Education Services Branch
NIH Library, National Institutes of Health, October 2013 – present
- Design a curriculum of data management training to meet the diverse needs of the NIH community, including scientific staff, postdoctoral fellows, grant administrators, and others
- Provide data services upon request to NIH staff, such as creating customized data catalogs, locating and processing existing datasets for re-use, and consulting on deployment of taxonomies and controlled vocabularies
- Participate in the development of new data-related policies, practices, and programs as a member of the trans-NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative
University of California, Los Angeles Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, July 2011 – September 2013
- As liaison to departments of Medicine, Public Health, and Psychology, marketed library services to faculty and students, guided collection development, and designed programs and services
- Conducted instructional sessions on topics including literature searching in key biomedical databases, data management, scholarly communications and publishing, copyright and open access, and EndNote and Mendeley for classes of up to 350 students
- Provided guidance and support for researchers in data management and curation, data sharing, and NIH Public Access Policy
Public Service Assistant
University of California, Los Angeles Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, April 2010 – June 2011
University of Southern California Norris Medical Library, January – March 2011
Instruction Design Intern
RAND Corporation, September – November 2010
Medical Library Intern
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Library, June – August 2010
Adjunct Instructor of English
North Lake College, August 2004 – May 2009
Adjunct Instructor of English
University of North Texas, January 2003 – May 2009
Federer, L. (2014) Exploring New Roles for Librarians: The Research Informationist. San Rafael, CA: Morgan & Claypool.
Federer, L. (2013) “The librarian as research informationist: a case study.” Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA 101 (4): 298.
Starr, Joan; Willett, Perry; Federer, Lisa; Horning, Claudia; and Bergstrom, Mary Linn. (2012). “A Collaborative Framework for Data Management Services: The Experience of the University of California.” Journal of eScience Librarianship 1(2): Article 7. http://dx.doi.org/10.7191/jeslib.2012.1014
New Roles for the 21st Century. Association of Research Libraries Fall Forum, Washington, DC, October 11-12, 2012.
PSR Outreach Awards and Other Funding Opportunities. Midday at the Oasis, National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Southwest Region, February 20, 2013. Recording available at https://webmeeting.nih.gov/p48346459/.
I Survived the NIH Grant Writing Experience. Midday at the Oasis, National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Southwest Region, August 15, 2012. Recording available at https://webmeeting.nih.gov/p59238918/.
The Challenges and Opportunities of Providing Research Data Services: Perspectives From a Cross-section of Institutions. Digital Library Federation Forum, Denver, CO, November 4-5, 2012. See handout and community crowd-sourced notes.
Pitching Data Services to Translational Researchers: A Pilot Project. Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, May 18-23, 2012.
All It Takes Is One: Single Session Data Literacy Instruction. Medical Library Association 2013 Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, May 5-8, 2013.
A Whole New Ballgame: Data Services in the Library. Medical Library Association 2012 Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, May 18-23, 2012.
Evidence-Based Practice at the Bedside: The Librarian’s Role in Promoting EBP Mobile Apps. Information Treasure Hunt: Supporting Evidence-Based Practice at Your Institution – Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona Symposium, Los Angeles, CA, March 2, 2012.
Memberships and Committees
Academy of Health Information Professionals, 2011 – present
American Public Health Association, 2012 – present
Medical Library Association, 2009 – present
MLA Futures Task Force member, December 2012 – present
MLA Scholarship Jury, June 2012 – May 2013
Medical Informatics Section member, February 2010 – present
Research Section member, May 2012 – present
Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona, 2009 – 2013
MLGSCA/NCNMLG 2013 Joint Meeting speaker committee chair, May 2012 – August 2013
Blog committee chair, July 2012 – June 2013
Web committee member, July 2011 – June 2012