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Shannon Farrell - Natural Resources Librarian


Shannon is the subject librarian for the Departments of Entomology, Forest Resources, and Fisheries, Wildlife & Conservation Biology. As liaison to these departments, she provides assistance with accessing databases, finding and evaluating resources, and helping with any kind of library-related research. She has conducted research on issues related to: outreach assessment, video games, and grey literature. She is particularly interested in data management and co-leads the Research Data Services Team in the University Libraries. Shannon holds a M.S. in Environmental Studies from the University of Strathclyde and a M.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining the Libraries in 2012, Shannon spent over ten years working on large-scale, data intensive research projects related to ecology, animal behavior, molecular biology, systematics, entomology, sustainable agriculture, genetically modified organisms, wildlife conservation, water quality, and invasive species.

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