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Jane Beitler

NSIDC manager Jane Beitler

Science Communications Manager

MA, University of Texas at Arlington, 1981
BA, University of Texas at Arlington, 1979

Specialties

Service leadership; communications strategy; editing; outreach; print publications; science writing; technical writing; user services; Web user interface design

Recent Highlights

Science Communications Manager, National Snow and Ice Data Center, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2004–present
Instructor of English, Interim Director of College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Advising Center, Indiana University South Bend, South Bend, Indiana, 2001–2003
Director of Customer Deployment/Regional Sales Manager, The Vialink Company, Dallas, Texas, 1999–2001
Manager, Software Help Desk, Customer Deployment, Sales Operations, Field Installations; Project Lead, Product Development, SABRE/AMR Corporation, Fort Worth, Texas, 1984–1999

Current Roles

Jane is Manager of the Science Communications Group at NSIDC, a professional services team who support data management and scientific research through library and information services, outreach, science writing, technical writing, user services, and Web design. She also serves as editor of and writer for a NASA-sponsored annual outreach publication, Sensing Our Planet: NASA Earth Science Research Features.

Current Projects

Service Leadership: Jane and her team's goals include providing responsive, accurate information about scientific data and research to NSIDC's several user communities, including science data users, researchers, policymakers, press, public, and educators. She champions user needs at NSIDC in areas such as user services, Web usability, data set documentation, archives, and outreach.

Editor, writer: Sensing Our Planet: NASA Earth Science Research Features (print and online)

Activities

Member, American Geophysical Union

Member, Boulder Writers Alliance

Publications

Beitler, J., editor. 2007. Sensing Our Planet: NASA Earth Science Research Features 2007. Boulder, CO: National Snow and Ice Data Center.

Beitler, J. 2007 Saharan dust versus Atlantic hurricanes. In Sensing Our Planet: NASA Earth Science Research Features 2007. Boulder, CO: National Snow and Ice Data Center.

Beitler, J. 2007. Pinpointing an invading plant's next move. In Sensing Our Planet: NASA Earth Science Research Features 2007. Boulder, CO: National Snow and Ice Data Center.

Beitler, J. 2007. Data more powerful than hurricanes. In NASA: Supporting Earth System Science 2006. Boulder, CO: National Snow and Ice Data Center.

Beitler, J., editor. 2007. Tracking nature's contribution to pollution. In NASA: Supporting Earth System Science 2006. Boulder, CO: National Snow and Ice Data Center.

Beitler, J., editor. 2007. Seeing climate through the lives of plants. In NASA: Supporting Earth System Science 2006. Boulder, CO: National Snow and Ice Data Center.

Beitler, J. A., and S. R. Collins. 2006. NASA Supporting Earth System Science: Lessons over a decade of writing about scientific data. Poster presentation at American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting,
San Francisco, CA, USA.

Beitler, J. A. 2005. When instant gratification isn't soon enough: Getting attention in an attention-deficit world. Poster presentation at American Geophysical Union Fall Conference, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Beitler, J. A. 2004. Influencing the future: Special considerations for IPY education and outreach. Presentation at American Geophysical Union Fall Conference, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Duerr, R., M. A. Parsons, R. Weaver, and J. Beitler. 2004. The International Polar Year: Making data and information available for the long term. Poster presentation at American Geophysical Union Fall Conference, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Related Resources

Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)

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