Lindsay Gypin (she/her/hers) has accepted the position of data services librarian and assistant professor in the Research, Outreach and Instruction (ROI) Department at the University Libraries as of August 1, 2021. Currently, she is working on her PhD in research methods and statistics from the University of Denver, with a focus on qualitative research methods. Gypin received her MLIS degree with a certificate in data management from the University of Denver, as well as an MA in school library education from the University of Northern Colorado.
“We are happy to have Lindsay on the ROI team,” said Amy Harris Houk, department head of ROI and associate professor. “With her knowledge and skills, Lindsay will have a huge impact on the University Libraries and the wider campus community.”
Before joining UNC Greensboro, Gypin worked as manager in the Access Services Department at the University of Denver. She hired, trained and scheduled staff and patrons on the usage of product systems and collected and analyzed usage statistics. Additionally, she cataloged circulation desk items. While working at the University of Denver, Gypin was a recipient of the Robin Morgan Outstanding Woman Staff Award. Presented each year, the award recognizes women staff, faculty, students and alumna who have gone to exceptional lengths to promote and support an empowering environment for women at the University of Denver. She was also a Beta Pi Mu nominee.
Most recently, Gypin was awarded a fellowship from the Frictionless Data for Reproducible Research project at Open Knowledge Foundation. The foundation recruits and trains early career researchers to become champions of the frictionless data tools and approaches in their field. Fellows learn about frictionless data, including how to use tools in their domains to improve reproducible research workflows and how to advocate for open science. Working closely with the frictionless data team, fellows lead training workshops at conferences, host events at universities and in labs and write blogs and other communications content. In addition to mentorship, the Open Knowledge Foundation provides successful applicants with stipends of $5,000 to support their work and time during the nine-month program.
In her free time, Gypin practices Crossfit, and is studying German. She has also played international competitive roller derby for eight years. Her research interests include diversity in equity and inclusion, especially in libraries. Gypin can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Written by Megan Mead