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Amy Affelt

Director, Database Research Worldwide
Compass Lexecon
Author, The Accidental Data Scientist: Big Data Applications & Opportunities for Librarians & Information Professionals

Picture of Amy AffeltAmy Affelt is Director, Database Research Worldwide, at Compass Lexecon, a global economic consultancy, where she finds, analyzes, and transforms information and data into knowledge deliverables for PhD economists who testify as experts in litigation. She is a frequent writer and conference speaker on Big Data, Internet of Things, adding value to information, evaluating information integrity and quality, and marketing information services. She is the author of a book, "The Accidental Data Scientist: Big Data Applications and Opportunities for Librarians and Information Professionals" (Information Today, 2015), and is the Big Data columnist for EContent Magazine.  She has a BA in history, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a master’s degree in library and information science from Dominican University.  She is a Fellow of the Special Libraries Association.

Computers in Libraries 2019

Computers in Libraries 2018

  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018
    • 2:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Finding Facts in the Alternative World

Computers in Libraries 2017

  • Wednesday, March 29, 2017
    • 3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. CT7: Calling Out Fake News

Computers in Libraries 2015

  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015
    • 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. A202: Data Scientist: New Role for Librarians?
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