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Jennifer Phillips
Jennifer Phillips
Interim Director

Email: Jennifer
Phone: 303-497-1173

Jennifer Phillips

Interim Director, NCAR Library

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Managing library spaces and services
  • Developing collaborative initiatives, including the NCAR Library partnership with CU Boulder
  • Administering library collections, including e-journal subscriptions and digital collections in OpenSky
  • Overseeing copyright transfer, Open Access, and Public Access

Jennifer has worked at NCAR since 2011, with a primary focus on digital librarianship: developing and implementing library services online. With a background in metadata and cataloging, Jennifer serves as manager of the Library and as product owner for the OpenSky repository. She has a longstanding interest in scholarly communication (write/cite/publish), especially in the sciences.

Sara Byrd
Sara Byrd
User Experience Librarian

Email: Sara
Phone: 303-497-2653

Sara Byrd

User Experience Librarian

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Foothills Library staffing
  • Library website content manager
  • Assessment of library services
  • User group engagement

Sara began working as the NCAR Library User Experience Specialist (Librarian) in 2018, after working for many years managing library websites, helping patrons, and trying to make sure that people can find the information they need as quickly as possible. Her research interests include library UX, collection management, and project management. Assisting with reference, interlibrary loan, circulation, and e-resource access, she is primarily based at the Foothills Library.

Emily Doremire
Emily Doremire
Program Administrator

Email: Emily
Phone: 303-497-8660

Emily Doremire

Program Administrator

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Lead Administrator and Manager
  • Program financial oversight
  • Proposal submission

Emily currently leads the financial management of SciEd and the NCAR Library. She handles budgeting and projections, focusing on division/program level planning and entity roll-ups, application of UCAR and sponsor guidelines, and oversight of staffing and expenses. Emily is responsible for leading SciEd and the NCAR Library's proposal submission process to bring in needed funding for SciEd and Library priorities by ensuring timely and compliant submissions, applying UCAR policies and procedures, preparing accurate and reasonable budgets, assisting both experienced and inexperienced investigators and collaborators, and guiding staff through the process. Emily leads the SciEd and Library administrative teams and advises and supports the Community Art Program. As the lead administrator, she handles many UCAR requests, resolves many special issues, and advises on policies and procedures.

Michael Flanagan
Michael Flanagan
Metadata and Serials Librarian

Email: Michael
Phone: 303-497-1180

Michael Flanagan

Metadata and Serials Librarian

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Electronic resources content manager
  • OpenSky content coordinator
  • NCAR Technical Notes manager
  • Interlibrary loan coordinator

Michael began his UCAR career as a Metadata Technician in the DLESE Program Center in 2001. He moved to the Mesa Lab Library in 2008 and has since been a jack of all trades, acting as the primary contact for access to ejournals & ebooks, as well as interlibrary loan requests and general circulation needs.

Laura Hoff
Laura Hoff
Lead Archivist

Email: Laura
Phone: 303-497-1181

Laura Hoff

Lead Archivist

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Managing NCAR/UCAR/UCP history (research on history of science and tech, NCAR architecture, digitization requests)
  • Transferring files of historical value to the archives
  • Preserving web content, photos, videos, documents
  • Creating digital collections, exhibits, and oral histories

Laura manages the NCAR Archives, and is responsible for collecting, organizing, preserving, and making accessible the records that document the history and legacy of NCAR/UCAR/UCP. She works with staff to transfer records to the archives, preserves web content, organizes, preserves, and catalogs material for access and discovery, and shares content through digital collections and exhibits. Laura also assists internal and external customers with research and reference questions.

Keith Maull
Keith Maull
Analytics and Repository Engineer

Email: Keith
Phone: 303-497-1187

Keith's full bio

Keith Maull

Analytics and Repository Engineer

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Collects and analyzes scholarly metrics data
  • Develops innovative tools, processes, approaches and procedures for publication, software, and data metrics
  • Writes proposals and researches various topics for scholarly publications, software citation, data citation, computation and facility utilization
  • Computational narratives expert

Keith joined the NCAR library in 2013 after completing his PhD in computer science from CU/Boulder. He has been passionately involved in research and development projects at the Library, and more recently in bibliometrics and scholarly metrics initiatives. He currently leads efforts to focus on the importance of software as a first-class scholarly artifact. He explores aspects of how libraries might become critical partners in developing strategies and techniques for the future of research traceability and reproducibility through computational narratives. Keith is the program computational mentor lead for the SOARS program, conducting workshops on computational thinking, Python, and reproducible research.

Matt Mayernik
Matt Mayernik
Project Scientist and Research Data Services Specialist

Email: Matt
Phone: 303-497-1183

Matt's full bio

Matt Mayernik

Project Scientist and Research Data Services Specialist

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Data citation
  • Digital Object Identifier (DOI) assignment
  • Data archiving
  • Metadata for scientific data
  • Scientific publication and Open Access

Matt is a Project Scientist and Research Data Services Specialist in the NCAR Library. He leads NCAR Library research projects and operational services related to research data curation. His research interests include metadata practices and standards, data curation education, data citation and identity, and social and institutional aspects of research data. He is the current chair of the NCAR Data Stewardship Engineering Team, which provides coordination and technical systems for data curation across NCAR, and a member of the Board on Data Stewardship within the American Meteorological Society. He is also a member of the editorial boards of the Data Science Journal and the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST).

Eileen MvIlvain
Eileen McIlvain
Journal Article Cataloger

Email: Eileen
Phone: 303-497-8005
Eileen's full bio

Eileen McIlvain

Journal Article Cataloger

Primary Responsibilities:
  • NCAR/UCAR-authored journal article cataloging
  • Foothills Library staffing
  • Writer/Editor

Eileen has served as a scholarly research journal article cataloger for the NCAR Library since February 2018. Her background includes serving as a liaison with multiple university community partners; participating in working groups and teams; and conducting outreach, communications, and professional development responsibilities for NSF-sponsored digital library education efforts. Eileen is also a shared resource within UCP as a Writer/Editor for the CPAESS program

Dennis Ogg
Dennis Ogg
Systems Administrator

Email: Dennis
Phone: 303-497-2664

Dennis Ogg

Systems Administrator

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Library system administration
  • Technologies for digital storage, archiving, preservation, and access
  • Cybersecurity

Dennis is the Systems Administrator for the Library. He manages the technical infrastructure for the Library's public-facing systems; the library web site and the OpenSky Repository, and the internal systems used by the Library staff for digital information management and preservation. He oversees the Library's cybersecurity and technical disaster recovery strategies, and is the Library's liaison to the broader UCAR/NCAR Information Technology teams.

Jonathan Ostwald
Jonathan Ostwald
Software Engineer

Email: Jonathan
Phone: 303-497-2661

Jonathan Ostwald

Software Engineer

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Library and Archives repository applications
  • Web service development and support
  • Collection ingest and maintenance technologies

Jonathan has worked as a software developer for UCAR for 15 years. He is responsible for the Library’s repository applications (OpenSky and the NCAR Archives) including web services that connect them to other applications. He enjoys building tools that make the library run smoothly, as well as contributing to research projects that connect scholarly publications with other research resources, such as datasets and grant information.

Patricia Steinkamp
Patricia Steinkamp
Administrative Assistant III

Email: Pat
Phone: 303-497-2662

Pat Steinkamp

Administrative Assistant III

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Travel lead
  • Purchasing lead
  • Move & space planning coordinator
  • Division property administrator
  • New employee/visitor coordinator
  • New initiatives coach and special projects coordinator
  • General administrative support

As the Library’s lead administrative assistant, Pat supports staff, the Library Director, and the Library Administrator with expert knowledge of UCAR policies and procedures. She is the point person for the Library on new UCAR Operations initiatives, updating and coaching staff on changes. Pat oversees Library renewals, complex and routine purchasing, vendor coordination, and expense tracking. She is responsible for the Library’s office space, equipment, and environment. Pat’s time is shared with the COSMIC program, in a similar role.