Jo Klein

Jo Klein (they/he) is the GIS and Data Visualization Librarian and liaison to the Geography, Environment, and Sustainability Department and the Informatics and Analytics program. They hold a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and a Master of Library and Information Studies from UNC Greensboro.

There are 21 included publications by Jo Klein :

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Behind the Scenes: Metadata and Data Visualization [position statement] 2019 98 Project position statement presented at the Visualizing the Future Symposium in August 2019. Identifying and addressing existing metadata-related challenges, advocating for and applying metadata standards that follow FAIR data principles to data visu...
"But I'm not a GIS person!" Teaching introductory GIS programming through an interactive web map workshop [poster] 2019 134 Poster presented in February 2019 at NCGIS. The goal of UNC Greensboro’s (UNCG) Graduate Student Professional Development team is to support graduate students and prepare them for entry into the workforce by providing opportunities for training, netw...
Capturing "Science Everywhere": Get into nature with iNaturalist [slides] 2021 47 Slides from a webinar presented April 21, 2021 at Science Everywhere sponsored by the UNCG Rise Network. Explore the biodiversity around you by taking pictures of plants, animals and other organisms and submitting your observations to iNaturalist. Jo...
Connecting communities through a passion for data visualization in libraries: The Visualizing the Future Symposia [slides] 2020 41 Slides from a presentation given at the Research Data Access and Preservation (RDAP) Summit in Santa Fe, NM, on March 11, 2020. The Visualizing the Future (VTF) Symposia is an IMLS National Forum Grant-funded community of praxis focused on envisionin...
Crawfishing for Data:Using iNaturalist for data literacy instruction [Poster] 2021 9 Poster presented at the 2021 Southeast Data Librarian Symposium on October 14, 2021. iNaturalist is a platform where citizen scientists, biologists, and naturalists share observations of organisms like the humble crawfish. Through crowd-sourced data ...
Customizable Leaflet Maps [slides] 2019 489 Slides from a presentation given at the Triangle Digital Humanities Institute at UNC (Chapel Hill) in May 2019. Learn about Leaflet, an easy-to-use open source JavaScript library for creating customizable interactive maps, in this hands-on workshop t...
Data Librarianship at UNC Greensboro [Poster] 2019 129 Poster presented at the The Southeast Data Librarian Symposium (SEDLS) at Tulane University on October 11th. SEDLS is intended to provide a low-cost opportunity for librarians and other research data specialists to gather and explore developments in ...
Engaging with STEM during COVID [slides] 2021 82 Slides from a webinar presented May 13, 2021 for NCLA's STEM-LINC spring programming. Have you continued to offer programming during COVID to meet the needs of students (K-12 or college), patrons, or the community? We want to celebrate creativity and...
EnviroAtlas: A powerful tool for environmental justice and planning [slides] 2020 34 Slides from a webinar presented February 25, 2020 for NCLA's STEM-LINC spring programming. EnviroAtlas is a website hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that gives users access to a powerful, web-based interactive mapping application. T...
Environmental risk factors for Toxoplasma gondii infections and the impact of latent infections on allostatic load in residents of Central North Carolina 2018 146 Background: Toxoplasma gondii infection can be acquired through ingestion of infectious tissue cysts in undercooked meat or environmental oocysts excreted by cats. This cross-sectional study assessed environmental risk factors for T. gondii infection...
Ethics and empathy in data visualization [slides] 2020 34 Slides from a webinar presented May 6, 2020 for SirsiDynix's Library Professional OnDemand Webinar Series. Have you struggled with interpreting data? Do you want to learn more in-depth skills on what data visualization can do for your library? Librar...
Human cytomegalovirus infections are associated with elevated biomarkers of vascular injury 2020 36 Background: Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infects ~50% of adults in the United States. HCMV infections may cause vascular inflammation leading to cardiovascular disease, but the existing evidence is inconsistent. Objective: We investigated demographic...
"Is anyone there?": Using Discord to facilitate networking and discussion at virtual conferences [slides] 2020 32 Slides from a lightning round presentation presented at the North Carolina Library Association's Un-Cancelled 2020 on July 17, 2020. As conferences are moved virtual in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, event planners are tasked with finding ways fo...
Keeping Track of Your Recipe: Moving from Cookbooks to the Web 2021 13 Gone are the days of your grandmother’s written recipe on a dusty index card. The recipes of today are safe from spills by going electronic. By cooks going digital, they can now record and document their recipes in a safe environment while making the...
Learning data "naturally": Engaging communities in the scientific process with iNaturalist [slides] 2021 52 Slides from an on-demand presentation available at the 2021 Special Libraries Association Conference from August 3-14, 2021. Public participation in scientific research through citizen science is gaining popularity across the world. Through data coll...
Lessons learned: Data viz and communicating research [slides] 2021 37 Slides from an invited panel presentation given at the 2020 Triangle CommSciCon on January 30, 2021. A discussion about the role that effective data viz can play in communicating your research, and why you should seek out your institution’s data viz ...
New maps and cartographic materials, April 2019 [reviews] 2019 186 Hello everyone, and welcome to my first attempt at tackling the “New Maps” column! First, a big thank you to David Bertuca for all his hard work in making this column a reality for the past 14 years. From thought-provoking quotes to insightful review...
New maps and cartographic materials, June 2019 [reviews] 2019 67 Fifty years ago in June 1969, the Stonewall Riots sparked the gay rights movement in the United States. In commemoration of the events that started a national conversation, June is designated by LGBT communities (and this year by the President throug...
Pass the button maker: Supporting LGBTQIA+ patrons and library employees with low stakes, high impact programming [poster] 2021 29 Poster presented virtually at the 2021 Association of College and Research Libraries Conference from April 13-16, 2021. Discover how to cultivate an LGBTQIA+ inclusive environment at your academic or public-facing library, with this example of low st...
Two birds one stone: Supporting data literacy and encouraging civic engagement using framework-inspired library programming [slides] 2019 263 Slides from presentation given October 18, 2019 at the North Carolina Library Association (NCLA) Conference in Winston Salem, NC. One of the challenges of supporting data literacy at the library is implementation across multiple levels of learning an...
Using Wax and Jekyll to build minimal digital projects [slides] 2020 55 Slides from an on-demand Learn@DLF Tutorial available from November 9-13, 2020. While a custom-built digital collection, exhibition, or repository can be a huge undertaking, it doesn’t need to be! This session showcases Jekyll and Wax as helpful tool...