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About Mandy (Amanda) Swygart-Hobaugh

Mandy Swygart-Hobaugh is the Team Leader for Research Data Services and an Associate Professor and Librarian for Sociology and Data Services at the Georgia State University Library. She hails from the Hoosier state (Indiana), where she earned her B.S. in Human Development/Family Studies and her Masters of Library Science (M.L.S.) from Indiana University, and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Sociology from Purdue University. Her professional background has been quite varied, including working as an academic librarian in a small, liberal-arts college and university settings, as a public librarian, and here and there as an adjunct professor in library science and sociology and gender studies.


Present Team Leader of Research Data Services and Librarian Associate Professor for Data Services and Sociology, Georgia State University

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Critical Information Literacy and Pedagogy, Social Science Data Services in Libraries, and Professional Identity Development and Role Negotiation in the Library Profession

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Honors and Awards

  • Recipient of Elsevier’s 2013 Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing for peer reviewing manuscripts for The Journal of Academic Librarianship
  • Nominated for the 2005 ALA Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research
  • Beta Phi Mu International Library and Information Science Honor Society Inductee, Spring 2003


  • "Data Services in Libraries" (San José State University, iSchool Course)
  • "Information - Power to the People" (Georgia State University, Honors Freshman Seminar)
  • "Selling Sex: Feminist Discourses on the Sex Work Industry" (Cornell College, Women's Studies Course)


2004 PhD, Purdue University
2002 MLS, Indiana University - Bloomington
1998 MS, Purdue University
1995 BS, Indiana University - Bloomington

Contact Information

100 Decatur St SE
Atlanta, GA 30312


Recent Works (11)

Research Data Services (15)