Division B WG Information Professionals


The IAU Commission B Working Group exists to foster communication and understanding between research astronomers and the librarians and other information professionals who support them. Librarians have long been an essential resource to astronomers, helping to track down hard-to-find resources, maintaining access to bibliographic databases, and managing the complex finances associated with journal and book collections. The roles of the library and librarian are changing as information becomes increasingly digital in format and increasingly available on the Internet, but the librarian is no less essential than before. We aim to foster a strong partnership between astronomers and librarians so that together common goals can be attained.


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Working Group Members (15)


Division B Facilities, Technologies and Data Science

Jill Patricia Lagerstrom

Space Telescope Science Institute
Science Mission Office
3700 San Martin Drive
Baltimore 21218
Maryland (MD)
United States

Phone: +1 4103384961
Email 1: librarystsciedu
Email 2: jilllagerstromgmailcom
Organization website: http://www.stsci.edu

Last updated:
December 6, 2017

Donna Marie Thompson

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Astrophysics Data System
60 Garden Street, MS 83
Cambridge 02138
Massachusetts (MA)
United States

Phone: +1 6174967660
Email: dthompsoncfaharvardedu
Organization website: ads.harvard.edu

Last updated:
December 6, 2017

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