Johns, Erica Mehan

Research Data and Environmental Sciences Librarian


Erica is the Research Data and Environmental Sciences Librarian at Albert R. Mann Library. She serves as the liaison to the Cornell departments of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Biological and Environmental Engineering, Natural Resources, and Fiber Science and Apparel Design. Erica is a consultant for the Research Data Management Services Group (RDMSG) at Cornell. Her interests include data curation, data discovery, metadata, the semantic web, information architecture, ontology development, digital curation, and information literacy within the environmental sciences and textile arts. Erica has a Agriculture from the University of Georgia and a M.S. in Information Sciences from the University of Tennessee. Erica has spent time working for NYU's Center for Urban Science and Progress, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and the National Climatic Data Center. Areas of focus: ecological and environmental research data and metadata, data management tools, data citation, slow fashion.