Megan Sheffield is the Research Services Librarian, which reflects the fact that she wears many hats. She is the liaison to the College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences as well as the Biological Sciences department. She also works to assist Clemson researchers of any discipline develop their research data management plans by advising them on best data management practices and editing draft plans before they are submitted with grant proposals. She works closely with the university’s Office of Research Compliance for data management issues and also with the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.
Her background is mostly in the life sciences; she holds both a BS and MS from Clemson in Biological Sciences. After working at the library as a student and many long conversations with Lois Sill, she decided to switch gears and get her MLIS from the University of Maryland. She interned at the National Science Foundation library in DC and worked as a science reference librarian for 2 years at the University of South Florida in Tampa before moving to Clemson for her current position.
When she’s not at work, Megan likes to spend time with her family, which includes her husband Andrew, sons Patrick and Charlie, and cats Tre Cool and Jellyfish. She enjoys reading, cooking, listening to podcasts, and traveling.