A number of European recommendations – including the LERU’s advice paper “Citizen Science at Universities: Trends, Guidelines and Recommendations” – highlight the importance of creating a single point of contact for citizen science within the institution.
In this webinar, organised by LIBER`s Citizen Science Working Group, four speakers share what they are doing to devise just the right solution through a three-fold approach:
- Current trends within Citizen Science at universities;
- A template for a Citizen Science Single Contact Point which your institution could start developing;
- A snapshot of the forthcoming Research Librarian’s Guide to Citizen Science and the possible roles research libraries could adopt to move the citizen science activities forward.
About the Speakers
Tiberius Ignat is the Director of Scientific Knowledge Services, a company which specializes in helping the European libraries to embrace new technologies and ways of working. Tiberius has a personal interest in Open Science, particularly Citizen Science, Science Communication and the management of this cultural change. He has a Ph.D. in Library and Information Science from the University of Bucharest.
Anne Kathrine Overgaard is Head of Office at the Faculty of Health Science at the University of Southern Denmark where she is working with management, strategic development, corporate communication, engagement, SDGs, and as project manager especially on transdisciplinary projects. Anne Kathrine has co-founded the Citizen Science Network at the university. The network is doing advocacy on Citizen Science, aims at building strong ties between the library and the Faculties while also adopting the role as project managers on a number of Citizen Science projects in close collaboration with researchers. She holds a Masters in both Cell Biology and Corporate Communication.
Simon Worthington is a researcher in future publishing — free and open source systems, economic models, and the politics of Open Science. Simon is also Editor-in-Chief at Generation Research an editorial platform for open scholarship for the Leibniz Association Research Alliance Open Science. As of 2019 he is a Board Member of FORCE11 an organization for the future of scholarly communication. He originally studied media art at the Slade School, UCL (UK) and CalArts (USA).
Thomas Kaarsted is Deputy Library Director at the University of Southern Denmark. Thomas has worked on a number of strategic community-/society-based projects on a national and international level and. Thomas is co-founder the Citizen Science Network at the university.The network is doing advocacy on Citizen Science, aims at building strong ties between the library and the Faculties while also adopting the role as project managers on a number of Citizen Science projects in close collaboration with researchers.