Ryan P. Womack

curriculum vitae

Rutgers, The State University of New Jerseyhomepage: https://ryanwomack.com
Alexander Library orcid: 0000-0003-4873-4268
169 College Avenue blog: RyanData.wordpress.com
New Brunswick, NJ 08901 guides: libguides.rutgers.edu/data
rwomack@rutgers.edu youtube: youtube.com/librarianwomack
848-932-6107 twitter: @RyanData
Last updated: 2017-01-12 github: github.com/ryandata

Education

M.S., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Statistics and Biostatistics, 2015

Core sequence: Regression Analysis, Interpretation of Data, Design of Experiments, Theory of Probability, Methods of Inference

Option in Biostatistics: Biostatistics I (Observational Studies), Biostatistics II (Clinical Trials), Life Data Analysis, Categorical Data Analysis, Survey Sampling

M.S.L.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Library Science, 1996

Thesis: “An Economic Analysis of the Role of Libraries in the Evolving Information Distribution Structure: Will the Internet Be Your Library in the Digital World?”

M.A., University of Pennsylvania, Economics, 1993

Concentration in public economics, thesis in economic history

B.A., Columbia University, Economics, 1989

summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Librarianship

Data Librarian, New Brunswick Libraries, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 2013-

Data and Economics Librarian, Research and Instructional Services (New Brunswick), Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 2008-2013

Business and Economics Librarian, New Brunswick Libraries, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 1999-2007

Assistant Professor of Bibliography, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 1996-1999

Publications

Peer-reviewed Articles (sole author)

7. Ryan Womack, “ARL Libraries and Research: Correlates of Grant Funding”, The Journal of Academic Librarianship, volume 42, 2016, pp. 300-312. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.acalib.2016.06.006 .

6. Ryan Womack, “Research Data in Core Journals in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics”, PLoS ONE, volume 10, issue 12, 2015. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0143460.

5. Ryan Womack, “Data Visualization and Information Literacy”, IASSIST Quarterly, volume 38, issue 1, 2014, pp. 12-17. http://www.iassistdata.org/downloads/iqvol381_womack.pdf. Also in RUcore at http://dx.doi.org/10.7282/T3X92CZF.

4. Ryan Womack, “The Orientation and Training of New Librarians for Business Information”, Journal of Business and Finance Librarianship, volume 13, issue 3, 2008, pp. 217-226.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08963560802183203. Preprint in RUcore.

3. Ryan Womack, “Basic Business Dictionaries Compared”, Journal of Business and Finance Librarianship, volume 10, issue 4, 2005, pp. 3-14. http://dx.doi.org/10.1300/J109v10n04_02. Preprint in RUcore.

2. Ryan Womack, “Information Intermediaries and Optimal Information Distribution”, Library and Information Science Research, volume 24, issue 2, 2002, pp. 129-155. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0740-8188(02)00109-3. Preprint in RUcore.

1. Ryan Womack, “Bel Jour: A discipline-specific portal to periodicals”, Information Technology and Libraries, volume 21, number 2, 2002, pp. 81-86. Preprint in RUcore.

Peer-reviewed Articles (co-authored)

Laura B. Palumbo, Ron Jantz, Yu-Hung Lin, Aletia Morgan, Minglu Wang, Krista White, Ryan Womack, Yingting Zhang, and Yini Zhu, "Preparing to Accept Research Data: Creating Guidelines for Librarians." Journal of eScience Librarianship, volume 4, issue 2, 2015. http://dx.doi.org/10.7191/jeslib.2015.1080.

Edited Collections

Ryan Womack (Editor), Success by the Numbers: Statistics for Business Development. Chicago: Reference and User Services Association of the American Library Association, 2005. (RUSA Occasional Paper, number 28).

Published Conference Proceedings

Ryan Womack, “High Speed, High Price, High Demand: Business Internet Resources and Databases in American Academic Libraries”, Proceedings of Central Asia 2002: Internet and Library, Information Resources in Science, Culture, Education, and Business, Bukhara, Uzbekistan, October 2002, pp. 37-41. Preprint in RUcore.

Articles in Reference Books

Ryan Womack, “Azerbaijan”, The World of Child Labor: An Historical and Regional Survey, Hugh D. Hindman (Editor). ME Sharpe, 2009.

Ryan Womack, “Kazakhstan”, The World of Child Labor: An Historical and Regional Survey, Hugh D. Hindman (Editor). ME Sharpe, 2009.

Other Papers

Ryan Womack, “ARL Libraries and Research: Correlates of Grant Funding”, 2016, arXiv:1601.05104 [cs.DL].

Mei Ling Lo, Li Sun, Ryan Womack, Connie Wu, and Tao Yang. “Celebrating Diversity, Welcoming the World: Developing Chinese Webpages at Rutgers University Libraries”, CALA Occasional Papers Series, number 5, June 2009.

Ryan Womack, “Career Exploration Resources”, pp. 32-37, in Gary W. White (Ed.), Help Wanted: Job and Career Information Resources, RUSA Occasional Paper, number 26, 2003.
http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7282/T3TX3CRD.

Ryan Womack, “Radio and the Internet: A study in the development of new communications technology”, Alabama Librarian, volume 49, number 3, 1998, pp. 10-14. http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7282/T3S46Q9M.

Electronic Publications

Career Exploration Resources” section in “Help Wanted: Jobs and Career Information for the New Millennium”, bibliography prepared by the Business and Reference Services Section of the Reference and User Services Association of the American Library Association, 1999, with Pam Craychee.

“Issues in Access to Information”, bibliography prepared by the Access to Information Committee of the Reference and User Services Association of the American Library Association, 1999.

Reviews

Annual Register of World Events, American Reference Books Annual (ARBA), volume 40, 2009.

American Attitudes, ARBA, volume 40, 2009.

Human Development Report, ARBA, volume 40, 2009.

eVenturing Entrepreneur’s Resource Center, Journal of Business and Finance Librarianship, volume 14, number 2, 2008.

The Street.com Ratings’ Ultimate Guide Tour of Stock Investing, ARBA, volume 39, 2008.

World Directory of Business Information Libraries 2007, ARBA, volume 39, 2008.

A Financial History of Modern U.S. Corporate Scandals: From Enron to Reform, ARBA, volume 38, 2007.

An Historical Atlas of Central Asia, AAMES Newsletter, volume 4, number 1, Fall 2006.

World Monetary Units, ARBA, volume 37, 2006.

An Eponymous Dictionary of Economics, ARBA, volume 37, 2006.

Corporate Giving Directory, ARBA, volume 36, 2005.

Economist.com, Journal of Business and Finance Librarianship, volume 10, number 2, 2005, pp. 39-45. http://dx.doi.org/10.1300/J109v10n02_06. Preprint in RUcore.

Bonds Online, Journal of Business and Finance Librarianship, volume 5, number 4, 2000, pp. 59-65. http://dx.doi.org/10.1300/J109v05n04_07. Preprint in RUcore.

Thomas Register, Journal of Business and Finance Librarianship, volume 4, number 2, 1999, pp. 69-75. http://dx.doi.org/10.1300/J109v04n02_06. Preprint in RUcore.

Talks

Presentations

“Enhancing Understanding Through Data Visualization”, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ, December 5, 2016.

“Putting Reproducibility into Practice: Workflows and Case Studies”, Rutgers Workshop on Reproducibility in Experimental and Computational Science, Piscataway, NJ, October 10, 2016.

“Data Analytics and Visualization: Experience from the Trenches”, Princeton-Trenton Chapter of the Special Libraries Association, Princeton, New Jersey, April 21, 2016.

“Data Visualization and Information Literacy”, IASSIST Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada, June 5, 2014. http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7282/T37P8WM1

“The Rutgers Experience: Building Data Management and Repository Services”, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR) Research Data Management Symposium, Rockefeller University, New York, April 28, 2014. http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7282/T3QN64ZN

“The Rutgers Secure Data Facility: A Small Scale Solution”, Panel on Managing Access to Restricted Data in Universities, IASSIST Annual Conference, Cologne, Germany, May 29, 2013.
http://www.iassistdata.org/downloads/2013/2013_a2_womack.pdf

“The Disappearance of the Data Book, or, Whatever Happened to Summary Statistics?”, Documents Association of New Jersey, Fall Conference, Princeton University, December 17, 2012, with Bobray Bordelon. http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7282/T3JQ0Z0W

“R at Rutgers”, NewJerseyR Users Group Meeting, November 27, 2012, Iselin, NJ.

Data Management Training to Support Faculty Research Needs: Lessons Learned”, IASSIST Annual Conference, Washington, DC, June 7, 2012, with the RUresearch Data Team.
http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7282/T3DB83H8

Finding Decennial Census Data”, New Jersey State Data Center Annual Network Meeting, Rutgers University, June 17, 2010.

Designing Data Services for the Institutional Repository”, IASSIST Annual Conference, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, June 2, 2010, with Ron Jantz. http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7282/T3J38V7M

Doing Data on YouTube: Outreach and Education using Web 2.0”, IASSIST/IFDO Annual Conference, Tampere, Finland, May 27, 2009. http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7282/T3NV9KWQ

“Libraries as Information Intermediaries”, Scholarly and Professional Activities Committee, Rutgers University Libraries, March 10, 2004.

“High Speed, High Price, High Demand: Business Internet Resources and Databases in American Academic Libraries”, Central Asia 2002: Internet and Library, Information Resources in Science, Culture, Education, and Business, Bukhara, Uzbekistan, October 16, 2002. http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7282/T33F4N0W.

“Bel Jour: Building a Discipline-Specific Portal to Periodicals”. Presented at “Who’s in the Driver’s Seat: You or Technology”, New Jersey Library Association College and University Section/ACRL New Jersey Chapter Spring Symposium, Lincroft, New Jersey, May 22, 2002.

“The Expansion of Radio: An Analysis of the Development of a New Medium of Communication”, Alabama Library Association Annual Convention, Point Clear, Alabama, April 15, 1998.

Workshops

Offer ongoing workshop series on R for Rutgers students, offered to students and faculty across the University, from a wide range of science and social science departments. Special topics material on time series, survival analysis, and visualization. Materials available on my R guide.

Hands-On Big Data”, IASSIST Annual Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 2, 2015. PDF available at http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7282/T3ZW1NPZ.

Data Visualization and R”, IASSIST Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada, June 3, 2014. PDF available at http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7282/T3VD6WNJ.

Data Visualization and R”, IASSIST Annual Conference, Cologne, Germany, May 29, 2013.

“Introduction to R”, IASSIST Annual Conference, Vancouver, Canada, May 31, 2011. Handout by Ryan Womack: Introduction to R and R examples, with Harrison Dekker.

“Introduction to R”, IASSIST Annual Conference, Ithaca, New York, June 1, 2010. Handout by Ryan Womack: Introduction to Data Manipulation in R, with Harrison Dekker.

Courses

“Big Data: Revolution and Reality”, Byrne Seminar (co-taught with Prof. Javier Cabrera, Dept. of Statistics and Biostatistics), Rutgers University, Spring 2016 and Fall 2016.

Editorial

Editor, World Wide Web Review Column, Journal of Business and Finance Librarianship, vols. 12-16 (2006-2011).  Topical column reviewed web sites on the following topics: International Trade, Corporate Governance, Human Resources, Mutual Funds, Economic Ratings, Real Estate, Retirement, Small Business, Commodities, Business News, Country News, Think Tanks, International Organizations, Biotechnology, and Demographics.

Editor, Economics, Resources for College Libraries, ACRL/Bowker, 2007-2009.

Grants

Senior Personnel, “Virtual Data Collaboratory – A Regional Cyberinfrastructure for Collaborative Data Intensive Science”, 2016-2020 ($4 million National Science Foundation Grant to develop a Virtual Data Collaboratory (VDC) for state of the art data-intensive computing, storage, and networking solutions, federated with an innovative interdisciplinary data services layer, across multiple universities in New Jersey and Pennsylvania)

Co-Principal Investigator, “Research and Instructional Support Across Disciplines: Data Services”, 2009-2010 ($60,000 Academic Excellence Fund Grant to develop data services capacity on the Rutgers-Newark campus)

Member, Video Mosaic Collaboratory project team, 2009-2010 , ($3 million National Science Foundation Grant to develop video archive and analytic tool for Rutgers Graduate School of Education collection of mathematics instruction recordings)

Co-Principal Investigator, Virtual Collaboratory for Food, Nutrition and Business Information, 2004-2008, (Rutgers course and web portal, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service Higher Education Challenge Grants Program)

Professional Activities

Offices held in Scholarly and Professional Societies

Secretary, International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology (IASSIST), 2015-2019

Chair, Nominating Committee of the Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) of the American Library Association (ALA), 2009-2010

Chair, Vendor Relations Committee, BRASS, 2008-2009

Past Chair, BRASS, 2007-2008

Chair, BRASS, 2006-2007

Chair, BRASS Executive Committee, 2006-2007

Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, BRASS, 2005-2006

Chair, BRASS Membership Committee, 2004-2005

Chair, 2004 BRASS Annual Program Committee, 2002-2004

BRASS Representative to RUSA Nominating Committee, 2009-2010

BRASS Representative to RUSA Emerging Leaders Proposals Task Force, 2007

BRASS Representative to RUSA Conference Program Coordinating Committee, 2004-2005

Member, IASSIST Executive Committee, 2015-2019

Member, IASSIST Administrative Committee, 2015-2019

Member, IASSIST Open Source Interest Group, 2014-

Member, IASSIST Data Visualization Interest Group, 2013-

Member, IASSIST Data Management and Curation Interest Group, 2011-5

Member, IASSIST Special Interest Group on Data Citation, 2010-2014

Member, IASSIST Membership Survey Action Group, 2010-2011

Member, IASSIST Conference Program Committee, 2009-2010

Member, Eurasia and Central Asian Subcommittee of the ALA International Relations Committee, 2008-2010

Member, BRASS Executive Committee, 2005-2008

Member, RUSA Board of Directors, 2006-2007

Member, RUSA Planning and Finance Committee, 2005-2006

Member, BRASS Publications Committee, 2004-2006

Member, 2005 RUSA President’s Program Committee, 2004-2005

Member, RUSA Conference Coordinating Committee, 2004-2005

Member, 2003 Preconference Planning Committee, BRASS, 2001-2003

Chair, Thomson Financial/Primark Student Travel Award Committee, BRASS, 2000-2002

BRASS Representative to the Access to Information Committee, RUSA, 1999-2001

Member, Collection Evaluation Techniques Committee, Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES), ALA, 1998-2002

Member, Access to Information Committee, RUSA, 1997-1999

Member, 1999 Program Planning Committee, BRASS, 1997-1999

Memberships in Scholarly and Professional Societies

Institute for Mathematical Statistics 2014-

American Statistical Association, 2011-

IASSIST (International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology), 2007-

American Library Association, 1996-2011, active in Reference and User Services Association (Business Reference and Services Section; Collection Development and Evaluation Section). Other memberships have included the Association of College and Research Libraries (Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Section; Slavic and East European Section), Government Documents Round Table, Maps and Geography Round Table, and International Relations Round Table.

American Economic Association, 1998-2006

American Society for Information Science and Technology, 1998-2005

Special Libraries Association, 2001-2005

Major Professional Development Activities

Triangle Research Libraries Network Management Academy: “The Business of Libraries”, Chapel Hill, NC, 2015. http://www.trln.org/academy2015/

Summer Institute on Data Curation, University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Champaign, IL, 2011.

Service

National

Member, ICPSR-IMLS project advisory committee, 2010-2012. This project formed partnerships between Institutional Repositories and ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research) to accomplish three goals. First, to curate and archive a small number of social science datasets as pilot studies. Second, to use these experiences to develop a best practices guide for Institutional Repositories for archiving such materials. Third, to identify and design services that ICPSR can offer to assist repositories in archiving social science data.

Member, TeachingWithData.org advisory group, ICPSR, 2009-2011. NSF-National Science Digital Library project to create a website to help faculty to integrate quantitative literacy activities using social science data into their courses.

Regional

Member, Advisory Board, New Jersey State Data Center, 2005-

Member, Census 2010 Complete Count Committee, New Jersey State Data Center, 2009-2010

Member, Virtual Academic Library Environment (VALE) Interface Committee, 1999

University

Member, AAUP Bargaining Committee, 2014-2015 Member, AAUP Work and Family Standing Committee, 2008-2014

Member, Advisory Committee for RU FAIR Data Warehouse, 2009-2011. NSF ADVANCE-funded project to create a data warehouse of information on gender, racial and ethnic equity in hiring and promotion at Rutgers.

AAUP Representative, University-Wide Committee on Work and Family Issues, 2008-2009

Member, Rutgers New Faculty Traveling Seminar, 2007

Member, Search Committee for School of Management and Labor Relations Librarian, 2007

Member, Advisory Committee for Instructional Computing, 2005

Member, School of Management and Labor Relations Library Task Force, 2000-2001

College

Member, Curriculum Committee, Livingston College, 2001-2007

Fellow, Livingston College, 1999-2007

Rutgers University Libraries

Chair, RUresearch Data Team, 2011-2016

Chair, RUL World Languages Task Force, 2006-2011

Chair, LibData Review Committee, 2006

Chair, Rules of Procedure Committee, 2003-2005

Chair, Social Sciences Networked Resources Evaluation Committee, 2001-2002

Chair, Scholarly and Professional Activities Committee, 1999-2001 Co-Chair, Streaming Instructional Videos Working Group, 2009-2011

Faculty Coordinator, 2012-2013

Deputy Faculty Coordinator, 2011-2012

New Brunswick Representative to Library Resources Council, 2009-2011, 2015-2017

New Brunswick Representative to Planning and Coordinating Committee, 2006-2008

New Brunswick Representative to Planning Committee, 2006-2007

Social Sciences Representative to User Services Council, 2008-2010

Social Sciences Representative to Committee on Scholarly Communication, 2007-2009

Social Sciences Representative to Collection Development Council, 2001-2002

Member, Research and Scholarly Environment Working Group, 2017-

Mentor, during probationary period for librarian who received tenure in 2014, 2008-2014

Member, Committee of Review, 2015-2017

Member, Research Data Exploratory Team, 2015-2016

Member, Collection Analysis Group, 2015-2016

Member, RUL Monograph Task Force, 2015-2016

Member, Research Data Implementation Task Force, 2014

Member, Software Architecture Working Group, 2011-2013

Member, Cyberinfrastructure Steering Committee, 2010-2013

Member, Web Board, 2010-2011

Member, RUCore Data Working Group, 2009-2011

Member, Learning Spaces Subcommittee, User Services Council, 2009-2011

Member, Committee of Review, 2009-2010

Member, Meebo (Chat) Reference Team, 2008-2010

Member, ScienceDirect Task Force, 2009

Member, Faculty Coordinating Committee, 1999-2001, 2003-2004, 2006-2008

Member, Personnel Policy and Affirmative Action Committee, 2005-2007

Member, Digital Repository Review Committee, 2004-2007

Member, Rules of Procedure Committee, 2005-2006

Member, Scholarly Communication Committee, 2003-2006

Member, ex officio, Communication/Marketing Team, 2005-2006

Member, Social Sciences Networked Resources Evaluation Committee, 1999-2003

Member, Collection Development Council Working Group on Digital Projects, 2002

Member, Electronic Statistics Subgroup of Collection Development Council, 2002

Member, Content Management System Working Group, 2002

Member, Real-Time Reference Committee, 2002

New Brunswick Libraries

Head, Research and Content Department, 2015-

Chair, New Brunswick Collections Group, 2009-2011

Chair, Social Sciences Subgroup, New Brunswick Collections Group, 2005-2009

Chair, Data Center Task Force, 2008

Chair, New Brunswick Libraries Faculty, 2007-2008

Chair, Peer Evaluation Committee, 2007-2008

Chair, Search Committee for Social Sciences Data Librarian, 2006-2007

Co-Chair, Travel Allocation Committee, 2008-2010

Deputy Chair, New Brunswick Libraries Faculty, 2006-2007

Acting Business Librarian, 2008-2009, 2013

Acting Data Librarian, 2003, 2007

Member, Research Spaces Team, 2016-

Member, Research Data Outreach Team, 2016-

Member, Global Experience Team, 2016-

Member, Faculty Compensation Program Evaluation Team, 2016

Member, Reading Committee for Librarian III tenure action, 2016

Member, Reading Committee for Librarian III reappointment, 2016

Member, New Brunswick Collections Group, 1999-2015

Member, New Brunswick Information Services Group, 2010-2015

Member, Research and Instructional Services (New Brunswick) Reorganization Working Group, 2014-5

Member, Search Committee for Chemistry/Physics Librarian, 2013

Member, Reading Committee for Librarian III reappointment, 2012

Member, Alexander Library Research and Learning Commons Committee, 2011-2012

Member, Alexander Library Reference and Lobby Redesign Committee, 2007-2009

Member, Peer Evaluation Committee, 2006-2007

Member, Reading Committee for Librarian III tenure action, 2006

Member, Reading Committee for Librarian III reappointment, 2005

Member, Annual Review Committee for Librarian V, 2005

Member, Technology Awareness Group, 2000-2005

Acting Liaison for Reference and Information Services, Kilmer Library, 2002

Member and Temporary Acting Chair, Search Committee for Digital Initiatives Librarian position, 2001

Member, Exploratory and Search Committee for Information and Instruction Librarian position, 1999-2000

Member, Committee to Develop A Vision Statement for the Kilmer Library for the 21st Century, 2000

Member, New Brunswick Technology Group, 1999-2000

Member, Real-Time Reference Working Group, 2000

Member, Approval Plan Fund Code Committee, 1999

Skills

Proficient in R, SAS, Mathematica, LATEX, LY X, MySQL, AWS, Debian/LinuxMint/Ubuntu and Fedora/RedHat Linux, OpenOffice, MS Office suite

Familiarity with Python, Maple, SPSS, Stata, PHP, Fedora Commons, Hadoop ecosystem, other Cloud platforms (Azure, Google), other Database platforms, other Linux distributions

Linguistic Ability

English (fluent speaker, reader, writer)

French / Français (fluent reader, intermediate speaker)

Italian / Italiano

Mongolian / Монгол

Russian / Русский (fluent reader, intermediate speaker)

Turkish / Türkçe