Abigail Goben
UIC Health Sciences Library
228 LHS, M/C: 763
  • Abigail
  • Goben
  • MLS
  • Information Services and Data Management Librarian
  • Associate Professor

Biographic Summary

Abigail Goben joined the University of Illinois-Chicago Health Sciences Library in December 2010. Her primary liaison responsibilities are to the College of Dentistry and the Institute for Juvenile Research. Goben earned her Masters in Library Science from St. John's University in Queens in 2005. She also holds a Bachelor's Degree in English from Long Island University: C.W. Post Campus.


Education & Career

  • Long Island University: C.W. Post, BA (English), 2003
  • St. John's University, MLS, 2005

Professional Affiliations & Certifications

  • Association of College and Research Libraries, Research Data Management Curriculum Developer 2015-2016
  • Library Information Technology Association, Education Committee Chair 2014-2016; Program Planning Chair 2012-2014

Scholarly Interests

My scholarly activity has focused on research data management education for subject and liaison librarians working directly with researchers as well as identifying the opportunities for librarians to influence institutional data policies to improve access, reproducibility, and ensure appropriate research support. My research has provided educational guidance for adoption of RDM services by librarians who are reskilling to meet these emerging requirements and identified specific policy targets at the institutional level to improve data use and preservation.

Research Interests

Research Data Management; Research Data Policies


Goben A, Raszewski R. Policies and Background Literature for Self-Education on Research Data Management: An Annotated Bibliography. ISTL. 2015;82(Fall 2015). doi: http://doi.org/10.5062/F4GB222C

Goben A, Raszewski R. Research Data Management Self-Education for Librarians: A Webliography. ISTL. 2015;82(Fall 2015). doi: http://doi.org/10.5062/F4348HCK

Briney K, Goben A, Zilinski L. Do You Have an Institutional Data Policy? A Review of the Current Landscape of Library Data Services and Institutional Data Policies. J Schol Comm Lib. 2015 Sep;3(2):eP1232. doi: http://doi.org/10.7710/2162-3309.1232

Goben A, Raszewski R. The Data Lifecycle Applied to Our Own Data. J Med Libr Assoc. 2015 Jan;103(1):40-4. doi: http://doi.org/10.3163/1536-5050.103.1.008