Ixchel Faniel, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Ixchel Faniel, Ph.D.

Ixchel M. Faniel is a Research Scientist at OCLC. Her interests include improving how people discover, access, use, and reuse content. She examines how academics manage, share, and reuse research data and librarians’ experiences designing and delivering supportive research data services. She is also working on a project to examine how science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students from grade school to grad school identify and judge the credibility of digital resources in order to help shape student-centered information literacy instruction. Ixchel’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Prior to joining OCLC Ixchel worked at the University of Michigan, IBM, and Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). She graduated from Tufts University with a BS in Computer Science and earned an MBA and PhD in Business Administration at the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business.

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