Research Data Librarian
Scholarly Communications and Publishing
Nina Exner brings more than 20 years experience as a practicing librarian in academic and health sciences libraries to VCU Libraries. As the Research Data Librarian, she brings to bear vast teaching interests and knowledge of best practices in managing research studies. She concentrates on graduate student and faculty support through teaching, consultation, scholarly communications and collaboration with sponsored research professionals. Her expertise and teaching experience include grant writing. Her own research interests center around the organizational and information effects on developing researchers. Specifically, her dissertation study is on the development of research skills and competencies by academic librarians.
Before joining the faculty of VCU Libraries in 2017, Exner held librarian positions at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University in Greensboro, N.C. and East Carolina University Health Sciences Library in Greenville, N.C. She is a teaching fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
She is a doctoral candidate in library science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She holds a Masters of Arts in Liberal Studies with a certificate in global studies from the University of North Carolina–Greensboro as well as a Masters of Library Science from North Carolina Central University in Durham. As an undergraduate, she had a biology major and a chemistry minor for her B.S. from UNC-Chapel Hill.