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Librarians In Space! OR Just How Far Can a Library Degree Take You?

  • May 24, 2021
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Zoom


  • Any staff member of a LILRC Institutional Member or a LILRC Retired Member
  • For staff and members of any other councils.

Learn about librarianship at the NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), where the motto is "Dare Mighty Things."

Presenter Caroline Coward supervises the daily operations of the Library at NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory, collaborating with and supporting the work of scientists, engineers, and mission specialists across the organization in areas such as information curation, knowledge management, and data repository governance. Caroline holds a Master of Library and Information Science degree from San Jose State University as well as a Bachelor of Music from California State University, Long Beach. In addition to significant experience in public and special libraries, she spent the majority of her 30-year career as a tenured library faculty member in higher education, coordinating High Impact Practices and Information Literacy initiatives. At JPL, Caroline leads efforts in organizing the Lab's vast information stores, from physical processing and access, to metadata, taxonomy, ontology, and other data science partnerships, to developing new information initiatives Labwide.

This program is being presented in cooperation with NASA's Solar System Ambassador program. For more information on the program, visit

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Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEUs)

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