Alison Armstrong

Associate Director for Research & Education, University Libraries

As Associate Director for Research and Education, Alison provides leadership, vision, and strategic direction for the teaching, research, outreach, assessment, and subject liaison services of the Ohio State University Libraries. The University Libraries’ primary role in TDAI is to support the initiatives and researchers through its collections, services, and spaces, with faculty and professionals who have expertise and research interests in data management and visualization, assessment, GIS, digital humanities, publishing services, and more.

Alison’s current research is as member of the Researcher Operator Study. Internal partners include the Office of Research, Institutional Research and Planning, and University Libraries, while external partners include five universities from around the world and the publisher and funder of the project, Elsevier. They have embarked upon a project of discovery related to improving researchers’ productivity across the arc of their academic career.


MA, Library Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
BA, English, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Professional Certificate, Managing Innovation and Information Technology, Champlain College