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Nina Exner

  • Research Data Librarian

  • Associate Professor
  • 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.

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.

ORCID Profile

Ph.D. in Library Science, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
M.A. in Liberal Studies, the University of North Carolina–Greensboro
Certification in Global Studies, the University of North Carolina–Greensboro
M.S. in Library Science, North Carolina Central University-Durham
B.S. in Biology with a minor in Chemistry, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill