Research Data Management/Curation Lead and Co-Director of the University Digital Conservancy
Lisa R. Johnston is an Associate Librarian at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Johnston serves as the Libraries' Research Data Management/Curation Lead and as Co-Director the University Digital Conservancy, the University of Minnesota's institutional repository. In 2014 Johnston led the team that developed and launched the Data Repository for the University of Minnesota (DRUM), http://hdl.handle.net/11299/166578. She oversees a team of data curation specialists to curate data accepted into the repository. Johnston has presented internationally on topics of academic library services for research data management, authored research articles on data management topics, and co-edited the book, Data Information Literacy: Librarians, Data, and the Education of a New Generation of Researchers (Purdue University Press, eds. Carlson and Johnston, 2015) which details a variety of educational approaches used in data management training for STEM graduate students. Johnston holds a Masters of Library Science and Bachelors of Science in Astrophysics, both from Indiana University and was certified by the Society of American Archivists as a Digital Curation Specialist.