Bree Norlander

CV Data Scientist, Technology & Social Change Group
Bloedel Hall


  • Data Science
  • Data Curation


Bree is a Research Coordinator & Analyst in the Technology & Social Change (TASCHA) Group at the University of Washington (UW) Information School. She received her M.L.I.S. from the UW iSchool specializing in Data Science and Data Curation. She also works as a project manager for the UW iSchool’s Open Data Literacy program. Her research focuses on curating Open Data and analyzing Open Data in new and creative ways to advance and expand scientific scholarship.


  • MLIS, University of Washington, 2017
  • BA, Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, 1997

Publications and Contributions

  • Data visualization tool
    Development and Access to Information Dashboards (DA2i) (2020)
    Authors: Maria Garrido, Daniel Rekshan, Manisha Vyas, Lucas Koepke, Bree Norlander, Chris Rothschild, Araba Sey, Chris Jowaisas
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Benefits of Crowdsourcing for Libraries in the Global South: A Case Study from Africa (2020)
    IFLA Journal Authors: Renee Lynch, Jason Young, Stanley Boakye-Achampong, Chris Jowaisas, Joel Sam, Bree Norlander
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Using Open Data to Inform Public Library Branch Services (2020)
    Public Library Quartlery Authors: Karalyn R. Ostler, Bree Norlander, Bree Norlander
  • Journal Article, Public or Trade Journal
    Open Data Literacy and the Library (2019)
    Alki: The Washington Library Association Journal, Volume 36, Issue 2, Page 27-29, ISBN/ISSN: 8756-4173 Authors: Kaitlin Throgmorton, Bree Norlander, Carole L Palmer
  • Conference Paper
    Open Data Publishing by Public Libraries (2019)
    Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL '19) Authors: Nicholas Weber, Bree Norlander
  • Report Chapter
    Progress toward meaningful A2I, and emerging threats (2019)
    Development and Access to Information, Page 3-15 Authors: Maria Garrido, Michelle Fellows, Bree Norlander
  • Conference Poster
    Advancing Open Data: Aligning Education with Public Sector Data Challenges (2018)
    ASIS&T 2018: Proceedings of the 81st annual meeting Authors: Nicholas Weber, Bree Norlander, Carole L Palmer
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    The state of OA: a large-scale analysis of the prevalence and impact of Open Access articles (2018)
    PeerJ, Volume 6, Issue e4375 Authors: Heather Piwowar, Jason Priem, Vincent Larivière, Juan Pablo Alperin, Lisa Matthias, Bree Norlander, Ashley Farley, Jevin West, Stefanie Haustein


  • E-rate Funding and Libraries: Preliminary Analysis of Trends Post-Modernization (2021)
    iConference 2021 - Beijing, China
  • Open Data in Public Libraries: Gauging Activities and Supporting Ambitions (2020)
    2020 ASIS&T Virtual Annual Meeting - Virtual
  • Open Data Publishing by Public Libraries (2019)
    Joint Conference on Digital Libraries - Urbana-Champaign, IL
  • What data does your community need the most? (2019)
    Washington State Library: First Tuesdays Webinars - Seattle, WA (online)
  • Advancing Open Data: Aligning Education with Public Sector Data Challenges (2018)
    Association for Information Science & Technology Annual Meeting - Vancouver, British Columbia