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Social Sciences Data Services Librarian: Christine Murray

July 12, 2011, Volume 58, No. 01


The Penn Libraries are pleased to announce the appointment of Christine Murray to the position of Social Sciences Data Services Librarian.

A member of the Research and Instructional Services department in the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, Ms. Murray provides reference, outreach, and instructional services related to numeric and spatial data in the social sciences, including US Census information, Philadelphia city data, and other government and academic statistics. She also serves as the contact for Penn’s programs in Urban Studies and Criminology.

She brings a considerable background in GIS, data services and social science research. She has worked at the Spatial and Numeric Data Center at the University of Michigan, the National Poverty Center, and completed a very selective internship at DataONE, an NSF-funded research organization, where she did research and participated in survey design.

Ms. Murray earned a BA in Literature from Harvard College and a master of science in information from the University of Michigan

Almanac - July 12, 2011, Volume 58, No. 01