Kristin Briney

Biology & Biological Engineering Librarian

Sherman Fairchild Library
California Institute of Technology


Kristin Briney is the Biology & Biological Engineering Librarian at the California Institute of Technology. She has a PhD in chemistry and a Master’s degree in library and information studies. Kristin is an advocate for better data management and promotes best practices through her book, “Data Management for Researchers”; her blog; and her own research on data policy and library data management. When not thinking about data, she drinks lots of tea, knits and sews, and spends too much time in LA traffic.

Briney, Kristin. 2019. “Data Management Practices in Library Learning Analytics: A Critical Review.” Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, 7(1).

Perry, M. R., Briney, K. A., Goben, A., Asher, A., Jones, K. M. L., Robertshaw, M. B., & Salo D. (2018). SPEC Kit 360: Learning analytics. Washington, DC: Association of Research Libraries.

Briney, Kristin. 2018. “Gaining Competency: Learning to Teach Data Visualization.” Journal of eScience Librarianship 7(1): e1116.

Briney, K. (2015) “Data Management for Researchers.” Exeter: Pelagic Publishing.

Briney K, Goben A, Zilinski L. (2015). “Do You Have an Institutional Data Policy? A Review of the Current Landscape of Library Data Services and Institutional Data Policies.” Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, 3(2), eP1232.

Whitmire, A; Briney, K; Nurnberger, A; Henderson, M; Atwood, T; Janz, M; Kozlowski, W; Lake, S; Vandegrift, M; Zilinski, L. (2015). “A table summarizing the Federal public access policies resulting from the US Office of Science and Technology Policy memorandum of February 2013.” figshare

Briney, K., & Jones, K. M. L. (2018). Learning analytics & academic libraries. Library Values and Privacy in our National Digital Strategies Summit, New York, NY. [slides]

Goben, A., Briney, K. A., & Robertshaw, M. B. Libraries and Learning Analytics: Identifying the Issues. Annual Conference of the American Library Association. New Orleans, LA. June 2018.

ALA Annual ACRL Panel: Collecting Library Data: Policies and Data Management Procedures for Improvement (June 25, 2017) “Patron Privacy & Data Management” [slides/recording (ALA login required)]

NISO Webinar: Emerging Tools to Improve Management of Data (September 8, 2016) “Leveling Up Data Management.” [slides]

TEDxUWMilwaukee (October 3, 2015) “Rethinking Research Data.”

ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group Webinar (April 30, 2014) “Practical Data Management.” [slides]