As Scholarly Repository Librarian, Sherry manages Libra’s institutional repository public service and documentation for Open Access (OA), Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs), and Data. Sherry works across areas (units) to discover stakeholders inside and outside the Library, and to inform them about the proposed development of a local Dataverse repository. She participates in user design, documents user recommendations, and provides training for Library staff and users. She also assists researchers in archiving research data.
Sherry was the Senior Data Consultant in the Data Management Consulting Group (DMConsult) at the University of Virginia Library where she provided expertise, support and training in the areas of data management, metadata production, data organization and preservation. She was instrumental in the creation of the NSF Data Management Plan templates used locally at UVa and which later were used as the source of guidelines for the DMPTool.
Sherry has a MS in Information Sciences from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and a BS in Computer Science from the University of Virginia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.