Reid Boehm, research data management librarian at University of Houston Libraries, was one of 15 international information professionals who received a National Information Standards Organization (NISO) Plus 2021 scholarship. Sponsored by Digital Science, the scholarship is awarded to those working in libraries, vendors, publishing, or other areas of information science whose views and voices are underrepresented or marginalized.
The award allowed Boehm to attend the NISO Plus 2021 conference, provides registration to NISO education webinars, and facilitates engagement and collaborative opportunities with other professionals in the NISO community throughout the year. “NISO has been a consistent presence throughout the work that I do, and the conference really presented a picture of our interconnections within diverse facets of the information science world,” Boehm said. “The opportunity to engage with folks from across the globe and across our disciplines was incredibly meaningful.”
In her role at UH Libraries, Boehm consults with and develops workshops for researchers, faculty, staff, and students on issues related to data and research material management throughout the research lifecycle. This includes advising on data management and/or sharing plans, documentation of data, managing data within collaborations, finding outlets for sharing, facilitating the use of the UH Data Repository, and preparing data for sharing, archiving, or preservation.