Jo Klein has been hired as the geospatial and data visualization librarian and assistant professor at UNC Greensboro’s University Libraries, where they will provide consultation services and training to support the geospatial/GIS and data visualization needs of faculty, staff, and students. Klein will also serve as the library liaison to the Department of Geography, Environment, and Sustainability.
Previously, Klein worked as a contractor for Oak Ridge Associated Universities in the Epidemiology Branch of the US Environmental Protection Agency, supporting research through geospatial and data analysis, web-app development, and lab tests.
Klein holds a bachelor of science in biology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and earned their master of library and information studies degree from UNCG in December 2018. While in the graduate program Klein completed a practicum with Elon University’s Archives and Special Collections, where they created an interactive online timeline of Elon’s presidents for the presidential inauguration pop-up exhibit.