My name is Margaret Henderson and I’ve just started as Director, Research Data Management and Associate Professor at VCU Libraries, Virginia Commonwealth University. My previous position at VCU Libraries was Assistant Professor, Research & Education Librarian at the Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences. I am very interested in the rise of informatics, data, and eScience, and how these fields intersect with the reference work, teaching, research, and collaboration I do as a librarian. Actually, I’m interested in most anything in our field and I always have a hard time deciding on what to attend when I go to a meeting.
I completed a graduate Certificate in Biomedical Informatics from Oregon Health & Sciences University in the fall of 2012 (to update my 1986 MLIS). My course work, and my practicum project have lead me to collaborate with the Biomedical Informatics Core of the VCU Center for Clinical and Translational Research. I am working on the VCU set up of VIVO and hope to teach about EHR data analytics. My MLIS is from the University of Western Ontario – the same library school my grandmother attended.
In the rest of my life I spend lots of time with my family. My alternate blog is Life, Needlework, and Everything.