Hannah L Blanco

Post-Master's Research Associate in Information Management

As a Post-Master's Research Associate in Information Management for the ORNL DAAC, I specialize in User Experience, Assessment, and Metadata Curation. 

A great deal of my time is focused on the user experience of the ORNL DAAC website and assisting in the development of more efficient information workflows. For example, I maintain both the sitemap for the ORNL DAAC website, ensuring that it is up to date monthly, as well as managing the citation collection project. 

I was a recipient of the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences grant for User Experience and Assessment and graduated from the University of Tenessee, Knoxville with my Master's in Information Science. During my time in the program, I was exposed to ORNL through the Spallation Neutron Source as a part of the small group conducting a usability study on the Neutron Sciences Directorate's website for User Facilities. I also held a practicum with the ORNL DAAC where I was exposed to how much of the traditionally library-focused curriculum could be utilized in a non-traditional information environment. 

Other unconventional aspects of my background include being a participant at the Spring 2016 NATO War Games on Artifical Intelligence hosted by Old Dominion University, a semester abroad in Amman, Jordan as a member of a program focused on Refugee Health and Wellness, and a Bachelor's in Political Science from Virginia Wesleyan University.