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Amanda L Whitmire

Head Librarian & Bibliographer, Harold A. Miller Library
Assistant to the Director, Hopkins Marine Station
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Amanda's role in the library

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. I also help manage content for the Station's web pages and social media feeds. Find me on Twitter @AWhitTwit.

Professional activities

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

Editorial Board - eScience Portal for New England Librarians (Data Literacy section)

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

Selected publications

  1. [in press] Van Tuyl, S. and A. L. Whitmire. (2016), “Water, Water, Everywhere: Defining and Assessing Data Sharing in Academia.” PLOS One [pre-print, September 23, 2015,].
  2. 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)
  3. Whitmire, A. L. (2015), “Implementing a Graduate-Level Research Data Management Course: Approach, Outcomes, and Lessons Learned.” Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication Vol. 3, no. 2. doi:10.7710/2162-3309.1246. (Open Access)
  4. Whitmire, A. L., M. Boock, and S. C. Sutton (2015) “Variability in Academic Research Data Management Practices: Implications for Data Services Development from a Faculty Survey.” Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems Volume 49, no. 4: 382–407. doi:10.1108/PROG-02-2015-0017 (paywall). Open Accessversion
  5. 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. doi:10.7267/N9J1012R. (CC-0)
  6. 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. doi:10.1002/bult.2015.1720410510.
  7. Whitmire, A. L. (2013), “Thoughts on ‘eResearch’: a Scientist’s Perspective.” Journal of eScience Librarianship 2(2): Article 3. doi:10.7191/jeslib.2013.1045. (Open Access)

More about Amanda

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. Being at Stanford and the Hopkins Marine Station gives me the opportunity to combine my interests from both careers in a very special way, and I could not be any more thrilled.


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