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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 two books, "The Accidental Data Scientist: Big Data Applications and Opportunities for Librarians and Information Professionals" (Information Today, 2015), and "All That's Not Fit To Print:  Fake News and the Call to Action for Librarians and Information Professionals (Emerald, 2019),  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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