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Profile for Tessa Withorn

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Tessa Withorn

Science Librarian
Assistant Professor
Belknap Data Services Coordinator
Ekstrom Library
Ekstrom Library Rm 131K

Personal Statement

As a librarian and instructor, I want to empower STEM students to discover information for themselves, critically evaluate information sources and systems, and navigate the university to promote academic success and lifelong learning. I also support researchers in telling stories about their impact and navigating the scholarly research and publishing landscape. Although traditional scholarly information is important, I also acknowledge its reliance on white, western-centric systems of scientific communication that privileges these voices over others. I believe it's important to uplift the voices and experiences of historically marginalized groups in STEM fields including women and Black, Indigenous, People of Color. 

Subject Specialties

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Geographic & Environmental Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics & Astronomy 

  • Citation Management (Zotero)
  • Data Management 
  • Scholarly Publishing 
  • Scientific Information Literacy