Carlyn Osborn joined the Library of Congress in January 2015 as a Library Technician in the Geography and Map Division. She graduated from the Johns Hopkins University with a B.A. in the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Library Science at the University of Maryland, with a specialization in Archives & Digital Curation. Carlyn worked for her university’s library throughout her undergraduate years and is interested in digital preservation and curation, GIS and map collections, and scholarly communication. Her current research pursuits include the history of geographic thought and exploring historical applications for GIS.
Carlyn is of one the University of Michigan’s School of Information 2016 Research Experience For Master’s Students fellowship. This twelve week paid summer research experience allows students the opportunity to develop their research skills and receive close mentorship from UMSI faculty or practitioners.
Carlyn’s project is called “Science Between the Visualizable and the Computable.” Her advisor will be the University of Michigan’s Visualization Librarian, Justin Joque. During the twelve weeks, they will work on developing a historical understanding of the ways in which scientific disciplines have cultivated methodologies and discourses surrounding the visual and numeric production of knowledge.