Courtney Dalton, who joined Cornell in 2022, is responsible for leading data literacy initiatives at the Law Library. As part of that role, she supports students, faculty, and other stakeholders carrying out data-oriented analysis and research and provides instruction in data skills.
Courtney holds an M.L.I.S. from Simmons University and an A.B. in linguistics from Bryn Mawr College. While a student at Simmons, she assisted with metadata tasks and data wrangling for the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project at Northeastern University School of Law and Snell Library. Prior to becoming involved with that project, she co-taught library workshops to first-year engineering students at Northeastern and interned with the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian, where she created a wireframe representing a new website for the museum's archaeological collections. She has presented at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association, the annual conference of the Association for Computers and the Humanities, and the Bucknell University Digital Scholarship Conference.