Research Data and Digital Scholarship Staff

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Snyder-Granader Assistant University Librarian for Research Data & Digital Scholarship
Nicky leads the Center for Research Data and Digital Scholarship, supporting faculty and students whose research makes intensive use of digital methods and tools, including research data, across the disciplines. Nicky is a co-PI on the HuMetricsHSS initiative and immediate past chair of the Ivy+ Digital Scholarship Group.
ScholarlyCommons Associate
Dorothy manages ScholarlyCommons, the University of Pennsylvania's institutional repository. She provides training and support to ScholarlyCommons users across campus and works together with library and campus partners to highlight the benefits of making scholarship at Penn openly available.
Arnold and Deanne Kaplan Collection of Early American Judaica Curator of Digital Humanities
As the Kaplan Curator, Emily spearheads projects that facilitate access to and use of Penn's Judaica collections, making connections between them and dispersed Judaica content around the globe. She is responsible for curating the Kaplan Collection of Early American Judaica and for rolling out Scribes of the Cairo Geniza project, phase II.
Public Digital Scholarship Librarian
Cynthia initiates and supports digital projects, scholarship, and programs that center community partnerships and public engagement. She consults with audiences on and beyond campus to actively facilitate opportunities for equitable collaboration, resource sharing, and critical inquiry in the digital realm.
Digital Humanities Specialist
Cassandra serves as a liaison between the Libraries’ Center for Research Data & Digital and the Price Lab. She specializes in managing and supporting digital projects across a range of media. Her interests include archival information systems, decolonial mapping, queer interfaces, e-textiles, and feminist data visualization.
Digital Scholarship Programmer
Applied Data Science Librarian
Jaj engages with researchers across the disciplines interested in employing techniques for data storytelling, natural language processing, computational social sciences, data visualization, network analysis, and text mining. She works with campus partners to establish foundational programming in research computing, data literacy, and data ethics.
Head of Research Data Services
Lynda designs, develops, and oversees the Libraries’ research support services for Penn community members who work with data at any point in the research lifecycle. She works with the RDDS team and subject librarians to develop programming, educational opportunities, and more.
Mapping & Geospatial Data Librarian
Girmaye provides research consultation and training services to faculty, staff, and students who are engaging with spatial methods, bringing deep technical expertise in both GIS and Mapping application development to that work. He enjoys the daily interaction with the campus community across all disciplines and the everyday new learning experience associated with it.