May 20, 2022

New Article: “Identifying Opportunities in Citizen Science for Academic Libraries”

The following article is published in the latest issue of Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship.


Identifying Opportunities in Citizen Science for Academic Libraries


Cynthia M. Cohen
Claremont Colleges

Liz Cheney
University of California, Los Angeles

Khue Duong
California State University, Long Beach

Ben Lea
University of Southern California

Zoe Pettway Unno
California State University, Fullerton


Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship
Number 79
Winter 2015


Citizen science projects continue to grow in popularity, providing opportunities for non-expert volunteers to contribute to and become personally invested in rigorous scientific research. Academic libraries, aiming to promote and provide tools and resources to master scientific and information literacy, can support these efforts. While few examples currently exist of academic libraries involved in citizen science, this article identifies potential roles in community building; data curation; scholarly communication reform; and provision of space, technology, and resources.

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