Employment

GIS and Data Services Librarian
Brock University, June 2021 to Present
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Acting Head, Digital Scholarship Lab / Map, Data & GIS Library
Brock University, January 2022 to May 2022
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Data Visualization and GIS Librarian
University of Texas at Arlington, July 2019 to May 2021
Arlington, Texas, United States

Graduate Assistant
UCLA Digital Library Program, April 2017 to June 2019
Los Angeles, California, United States

Graduate Intern
Center for the Study of Political Graphics, October 2018 to March 2019
Culver City, California, United States

Education

Master of Library and Information Science
University of California, Los Angeles, 2019

  • digital scholarship, data science, digital libraries
  • informatics specialization
  • received “showcase portfolio” distinction

Bachelor of Arts, English
University of California, Los Angeles, 2017

  • poetry & poetics, Scandinavian literature and film, modernism

Book Chapters

Chapter in upcoming ACRL Editions book, Data Literacy Cookbook, co-authored with Peace Ossom-Williamson and Hammad Rauf Khan. Publication date Fall 2022. Citation coming soon!

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Ossom-Williamson, P., Williams, I., Kukhyoung, K., Kindratt, T. (2021). Reporting and availability of COVID-19 demographic data by US health departments, April 2020: Observational Study. JMIR Public Health and Surveillance. https://doi.org/10.2196/24288

Conference Presentations

Williams, I. (2021, November). Exploring humanities GIS. Presented at GIS Day 2021, Statistics Canada. Webinar.

Williams, I. (2021, November). GIS. Presented at Innovative Research Methods in Gerontology, Canadian Association on Gerontology. Webinar.

Williams, I. (2021, November). StoryMapping Queer Dallas. Presented at GIS Days 2021, Western University. Webinar.

Williams, I. (2020, November). Teaching towards justice: data justice in library instruction. Presented at the 2020 Digital Library Federation Forum. Webinar.

Williams, I. (2020, October). Building together: community and collaboration as data literacy competencies. Presented at Southwest Data Librarian Symposium. Webinar.

Williams, I. (2020, October). Teaching humanities data science. Presented at Midwest Data Librarian Symposium. Webinar.

Williams, I. & Ossom-Williamson, P. (2020, August). Library hack: developing data literacy through experiential learning. Presented at Cross Timbers Library Conference. Webinar.

Khan, H.R., Williams, I., & Ossom-Williamson, P. (2020, August). Project management and research: enabling successful partnerships and projects. Presented at Cross Timbers Library Conference. Webinar.

Ossom-Williamson, P., Khan, H.R., & Williams, I. (2020, August). Data services in an age of scalability and a pandemic. Presented at Cross Timbers Library Conference. Webinar.

Hahn, A. & Williams, I. (2018, May). How do you know?: self-interrogation and the root(s) of queerness. Participatory session presented at the Research and Inquiry Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Webinars

Upcoming webinar for the Medical Library Association, designed as a course that MLA members can take to fulfill the requirements for the Data Services Specialization.

Teaching Experience

Brock University

  • Practical Guide to Research Data Management in Ontario
  • Introduction to Data De-Identification
  • Sharing Your Data
  • Introduction to ggplot2
  • Introduction to QGIS

University of Texas at Arlington

  • Tableau for Digital Humanities (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Introduction to Tableau
  • Excel for Data Visualization
  • Data Cleaning in OpenRefine

University of California, Los Angeles

  • Teaching assistant for undergraduate Western history course

Professional Service (Abridged)

Technical Peer Reviewer
Advanced Research Consortium (ARC)

Peer Reviewer
Access 2022 Conference

Software Carpentry:

  • Certified Instructor, 2019 to Present
  • Lesson Maintainer, OpenRefine for Social Sciences, 2020 to 2021
  • Helper, 2017 to Present

Editor-at-Large
dh+lib, 2019 to 2021

Mentor
UCLA Library and Information Science Alumni Association, 2019 to 2020

Peer Reviewer
Digital Humanities 2020

Institutional Service

Member
Research Data Management Strategy Working Group
Brock University Library

Member
Scholarly Communications Working Group
Brock University Library

Faculty Chair
2S&LGBTQ+ Working Group
President’s Advisory Committee on Human Rights, Equity, and Decolonization
2021-22 Academic Term

Funding

Received $1,000 travel grant to attend the Archives Unleashed Datathon in New York City, March 2020.

Skills + Tools

Data science: Python, R, SQL, PostgreSQL, Tableau, OpenRefine, Microsoft Excel, GitHub.

Digital scholarship: Omeka, Hugo, Jekyll, Bash, Scalar, digital collections, QGIS, Esri suite, topic modelling, text analysis.

Project management: Microsoft Office, Teams, Slack, Zoom, Trello, Notion.