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Joshua Eugene Finnell

Joshua Finnell

Phone (505) 667-3853


  • Computer and Computational Sciences
  • Data mining
  • Information Science and Technology
  • Data Intensive Computing and Infrastructure
  • Networks
  • Information security


My primary research interest involves the planning, curation, dissemination, and preservation of unclassified and otherwise unrestricted digital research data produced in whole or in part by researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

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2007   Library and Information Science, University of Illinois,

           Urbana-Champaign, M.S.

2006   Liberal Arts, Washington University in St. Louis, M.L.A.

2002   Philosophy, Washington University in St. Louis, B.A.



LANL Positions


2015 - Library Professional, J. Robert Oppenheimer Study Center, Research Library


Professional Societies


Association for Information Science and Technology

Digital Library Federation


Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory

Research Data Alliance





2015  DLF+Force 11 Cross-Pollinator Award, Digital Library Federation

2014  Bibliography Fellowship, Modern Languages Association

2014  Digital Humanities Summer Institute Scholarship, University of Victoria

2012  Mover and Shaker Award, Library Journal

2009  Emerging Leader, American Library Association

2009  Frank B. Sessa Scholarship, Beta Phi Mu Honor Society

2005  Dean’s Graduate Fellowship, Washington University in St. Louis




Finnell, Joshua. “Open Data and the Free Access to Law Movement in the United States.”SCRIPTed:A Journal of Law, Technology & Society. (2016)

Finnell, Joshua. “Baptists in Burma: Collaboratively Mapping Missionary Archives.” Digital Library Perspectives. 32.1 (2016): 7-21

Finnell, J. (2014) “Community Archiving and Sustainability: Denison University’s Homestead.” Book Chapter. Focus on Educating for Sustainability: Toolkit for Academic Libraries. ed. Maria A. Jankowska. Sacramento: Library Juice Press.

Finnell, Joshua. “Much Obliged: Analyzing the Importance and Impact of Acknowledgements in Scholarly Communication.” Library Philosophy & Practice. December (2014).

Finnell, Joshua. “Records Management Theory’s Dilemma: What is a Record?” Library Philosophy & Practice. June (2011)

Finnell, J. (2011) “Research Ethics.” Book Chapter. The Audiology Capstone: Research, Presentation, and Publication. ed. Michael Valente. New York: Thieme. pp. 35-47.

Finnell, Joshua. “Invisible Markings and Conservation Treatment: An Exploratory Study.” Library & Archival Security 24.1 (2011): 19-24.

Finnell, Joshua, and Walt Fontane. “Reference Question Data Mining: A Systematic Approach to Library Outreach.” Reference & User Services Quarterly 49.3 (2010): 278-286.