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Elaine Lasda

Library Strategist
University at Albany Libraries

Picture of Elaine LasdaElaine Lasda is the Library Strategist for the University at Albany, State University of New York. She was appointed to this position during a restructuring where she transitioned from 15 years as Subject Librarian for Social Welfare, Geronotolgy and Research Impact. Ms. Lasda is the editor and co-author of the monograph The New Metrics: Practical Assessment of Research Impact (Emerald, 2019). She is also writes the Metrics Mashup column for the Online Searcher portion of Computers in Libraries magazineMs. Lasda has a long record of service in the Special Libraries Association and the New York Library Association, holding many leadership positions throughout the years.  She is also a founding member of the SLA Data Caucus. She is the 2015 recipient of the State University of New York President’s and Chancellor’s Excellence in Librarianship Awards. Ms. Lasda holds a master’s level Certificate of Advanced Study in Data Science from Syracuse University, an M.L.S. from the University at Albany, and a B.A. in History from SUNY College at Oswego.

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