Gail Steinhart

Research Data Analyst

With a background in academic libraries and environmental science, Gail is an information professional with a passion for open scholarship and infrastructure as public goods. She holds M.S. degrees in Library and Information Science (Syracuse University) and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (Cornell University), and worked for nearly 15 years in environmental research before becoming a librarian. Her work in environmental science exposed her to research communities that prioritize sharing data, samples and methods, and led naturally to her early interest in research data librarianship at a time when it was rare outside of the social sciences. From there, she became involved with open scholarship more generally, including being a part of the the DataONE Community Engagement and Education Working Group and the leadership team, managing Cornell’s institutional repository, and launching an open access journal hosting service at Cornell. She has also worked as an IT project manager at Atmire, a company that provides DSpace repository services to clients around the world. Find her on LinkedIn or view her ORCID profile:

Gail is based in Ithaca, NY, located on the unceded homelands of the Gayogo̱hó:nǫɁ (the Cayuga Nation).