Gail Clement is an academic and research librarian with extensive experience in scientific, academic, and grey literature publishing, scientific repositories, copyright and authorship education, and E-research support. She serves as Head of Research Services at the Caltech Library, leading a team of subject librarians, repository, metadata and licensing specialists to develop knowledge management resources, publishing services, and authorship programs for the campus community. In this role she also represents Caltech Library on the Organizational Advisory Assembly for the Research Data Alliance, the Committee on Publication Ethics, and the Overleaf Steering Committee. She is a certified Data Carpentry Instructor, specializing in research data cleaning and enhancement; data sharing; and citation and publication of all research outputs.
As Coordinator of Author Carpentry - a researcher training program in 21st century authorship and publishing - Gail collaborates with developers and researchers to create practical, hands-on, and useful lessons in responsible, reproducible, and reuseable research publication. Author Carpentry builds on a pilot lesson from Software Carpentryon Scientific Authorship. Author Carpentry workshops are offered at Caltech and through professional groups such as the CODATA-RDA Summer School in Research Data Science and the Association for Artificial Intelligence 2017 Tutorial Forum.
Gail's professional leadership includes membership on the Research Data Alliance-CODATA Legal Interoperability of Research Data Interest Group, mentoring researchers from developing nations via AuthorAid; and service on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication (JLSC) where she co-edited the 2015 special issue on data sharing, data publication, and data citation. She also serves on the License Review Committee and the Scholarly Communication Taskforce of the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium .