Jeanine Scaramozzino
College of Science and Mathematics Librarian, School of Education Librarian, and Data & GIS Services Librarian


Welcome! I am the librarian for the College of Science and Mathematics, School of Education and the Library’s Data Services Program. I am here to help students, faculty, staff and community with their research and teaching. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you need assistance. Learn more about me below or take a look at one of my research guides.

Professional Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with teaching faculty to advance the educational aims of the College of Science, Mathematics and School of Education, and Cal Poly State University
  • Design and deliver classroom and web-based information literacy instruction
  • Provide in-person and virtual reference and in-depth research support to students, faculty, and community members
  • Build relevant science, mathematics, education, data, and GIS collections for the Library
  • Lead the Library’s Data Services Program development and implementation
  • Represent the Library on University, CSU system-wide, and professional committees, and working groups
  • Maintain an active research program


  • Master of Arts in History, Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, CA (in progress)
  • Master of Library and Information Science, San Jose State University, CA
  • Masters of Arts in Biology, University of California Santa Cruz, CA
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Marine Biology, University of California Santa Cruz, CA

Research Interests

  • Data Curation and e-Science
  • Science Information Literacy
  • Metaliteracy and Data Literacy
  • Scholarly Communication, New Publication Models, and Open Access

Current Research

An Investigation of the Ability to Find and Evaluate Scientific Information In Undergraduate Biology Students
Primary Investigator, Summer 2012-present

A cohesive, curriculum-integrated information literacy program is crucial in teaching science majors how to determine information needs, locate, evaluate, synthesize and utilize information. Despite the central importance of this skill to practicing scientists and the scientifically literate public, training in scientific information skills is often piecemeal. This investigation will provide a comparison of the ability of students at different points in their careers to find and evaluate scientific information.

Co-Primary investigator
Jason Blank, Biology Professor, Cal Poly State University
Elena Keeling, Biology Professor, Cal Poly State University
Karen McGaughey, Statistics Professor, Cal Poly State University
Michael Black, Biology Professor, Cal Poly State University

A Study of Faculty Data Service Needs at a Teaching-Centered University
Primary Investigator, Summer 2011-present

A Data Services Program was created in Summer 2011 to respond to the emerging need for library-based data consultative and archival services, helping scientists meet scholarly expectations and research funding agency requirements for sharing, reusing, and preserving digital data. An increasing number of academic libraries are providing a diverse range of services and this study seeks to determine the service requirements for the campus faculty through a survey based needs assessment.

Co-Primary Investigator
Marisa Ramirez, Digital Scholarship Services Librarian, Cal Poly State University
Karen McGaughey, Statistics Professor, Cal Poly State University
Tim Strawn, Director of Information Resources and Archives, Cal Poly State University
Anna Gold, University Librarian, Cal Poly State University

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Previous Library & Archival Experience

Research and Reference Librarian for Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics/Reference Librarian
Science Library, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA
Associate Reference and Instructional Librarian
Saddleback College Library, Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA
Nealley Library, Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, CA
Librarian and Library Consultant
Central California Women's Facility, Chowchilla, CA
Salinas Valley State Prison, California Department of Mental Health, Soledad, CA

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Professional Activities and Memberships

American Library Association — 2004–present
Reviewer, American Library Association's Choice Reviews Online: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, 2008–present
Association of College and Research Libraries — 2004–present
California Academic and Research Libraries — 2004–present
Science and Engineering Academic Librarians — 2006–present
Past Chair — 2010–2011
Chair — 2009–2010
Program Chair — 2008–2009
International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers — 2005–present
Cyamus Regional Group – 2005-present
Cyamus Secretary – 2011-2013
Special Libraries Association — 2004–present
Division of Science and Technology Board Contributed Papers Chair, — 2010–2011
STS/Food and Agriculture Contributed Papers Moderator SLA Annual — 2011
STS/PAM Computer Science Roundtable Moderator SLA Annual — 2009

Selected Scholarly Works

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Scaramozzino, JM, Ramirez, M and McGaughey, KL (2012) A Study of Faculty Data Curation Behaviors and Attitudes at a Teaching-Centered University. College & Research Libraries (C&RL), 73(4): 349-365. Available online:

Scaramozzino, JM and Trujillo, C (2010) Developing a Science Café Program for Your University Library. Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship. 63 (Fall). Available online:

Westra, B, Ramirez, M, Parham, SW and Scaramozzino, JM (2010) Selected Internet Resources on Digital Research Data Curation. Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship (ISTL). 63 (Fall). Available online:

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Scaramozzino, JM (2010) Data Curation 101: ABCs of Data Curation and Scholarly Communication. Science and Engineering Academic Librarians (SEAL-S) Fall Program Conference, Pomona, CA. (Presented 15 October 2010).

Sellar, M and Scaramozzino, JM (2009) It's Just Rocket Science: Academic Libraries as Faculty Outreach Partners. American Library Association 2009 Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. (Presented 12 Jul 2009).

Scaramozzino, JM (2008) It Takes a Village: Role of Librarians in the First Year Experience. 21st International Conference on The First-Year Experience, Presentation, Dublin, Ireland. (Presented 26 Jun 2008).


Scaramozzino, JM, Ramirez, M and McGaughey, K (2010) Managing the Data Deluge: Understanding Scientists' Need for Data Curation Services. California Academic Research Libraries (CARL) 13th Biennial Conference: Sacramento, CA. (Presented 8 Apr 2010). Available online:

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Online Tutorials and Finding Aids

Scaramozzino, JM, Palmer, C, Arnold, S, Frydenberg, J, Brown, M, Sisson, J, Gelfand, J, Ferry, K, Vega, M and Lam, J (2008) Science Information Literacy Tutorial. University of California Irvine Libraries (Selected for the ALA/ACRL Instruction Section PRIMO (Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online) Award, 2009). Available online:

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