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Research Commons: Staff

Head, Research Commons

Nicole White
Phone: 778.782.3268

Community Scholars Librarian

The Community Scholars Librarian leads a program that liaises with nonprofits and charities around access to scholarship. 

Kate Shuttleworth
Phone: 778.782.7322

Heather De Forest, Community Scholars Librarian is on leave in 2019/2020.

Digital Scholarship Librarians

The Digital Scholarship Librarians support researchers at all levels who are engaged with digital humanities through project consultations, digital skill development workshops, and the Library's resources in digitization and project hosting. The Digital scholarship Librarians are also responsible for administering SFU's Open Access Fund and supporting researchers with scholarly communication. 

Rémi Castonguay
Phone: 778.782.5869

Support Areas:

  • Digital Humanities (DH)
  • DH tools / software training and support requests
  • DHIL Digital Fellows
  • Grant consultation for digital project support

Ali Moore
Phone: 778.782.5344

Support Areas

  • Research impact, research metrics, and bibliometrics
  • Online research profiles, scholarly networks, researcher visibility, and knowledge mobilization
  • Tableau for data visualization
  • ORCID Institutional Membership
  • Co-ordinates programming for faculty
  • Open Access Fund
  • Funder OA requirements, publication venues, author rights
  • New forms of scholarship / dissemination 

* For questions related to OJS or the PKP suite, please contact Kate Shuttleworth in the Digital Publishing Division.

Rebecca Dowson is on leave through 2021.
Phone: 778.782.5869

GIS & Map Librarian & Liaison Librarian for Geography 

The GIS/Map Librarian supports researchers from all disciplines using GIS and maps in their work through consultations, workshops, and developing the Library's geospatial data and map collections. This librarian also serves as the liaison to the Department of Geography at SFU. 

Sarah Zhang

Support Areas

  • Liaison to Geography
  • Accessing geospatial data
  • Access to GIS software (ArGIS, IDRISI, QGIS, etc.)
  • Oversees GIS graduate peer facilitator
  • Access / use of print map collection
  • Manages access to Esri Virtual Campus courses and ArcGIS Online 
  • Raise awareness of use of GIS in research and GIS services offered by the library

Julie Jones 
Phone: 778-782-5145

Support Areas

  • Liaison to Geography
  • Special Projects

Research Data Services Librarian and Librarian for Government Information

Crystal Yin - Government Information

Sarah Zhang - Research Data Management

Support Areas:

  • Research data management support including data curation, data management planning, data deposit in SFU Radar
  • Providing access to data resources
  • Support in navigating and accessing government resources

Carla Graebner is on leave through September 2020.
Phone: 778.782.6881

Research Commons Librarian

The Research Commons Librarian coordinates programming and services for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows across disciplines.

Chloe Riley
Phone: 778.782.5594

Support Areas:

  • Thesis Boot Camp & reBoot 
  • All in a Day workshop series.
  • Qualitative data analysis software (NVivo)
  • Citation management (Zotero and Mendeley)

Knowledge Mobilization Officer

The Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) Officer supports SFU researchers in identifying and implementing best practices for mobilizing research findings through a broad range of channels.

Lupin Battersby
Phone: 778.782.7434

Support Areas:

  • Supports the development and implementation of KMb plans for grant-funded projects
  • Develops and coordinates KMb skills training programs and provides leadership for the University’s annual KMb priorities
  • Creates SFU-specific tools and assists researchers with finding ways to engage public audiences

Assistant for Theses

Anise Ladha
Phone: 778.782.4747

Dave Chokroun is on leave.

Library Assistant

The Research Commons' Library Assistant provides administrative support for the Research Commons and supports Thesis formatting and submission.

Catherine Louie
Phone: 778.782.9703

Graduate Facilitators

See also:  Graduate peer learning / writing facilitators - Graduate writing services team