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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
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?”
Concentration in public economics, thesis in economic history
summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
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.
“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.
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.
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)
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
Member, Curriculum Committee, Livingston College, 2001-2007
Fellow, Livingston College, 1999-2007
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
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
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
English (fluent speaker, reader, writer)
French / Français (fluent reader, intermediate speaker)
Italian / Italiano
Mongolian / Монгол
Russian / Русский (fluent reader, intermediate speaker)
Turkish / Türkçe