Caroline Coward

Library Group Supervisor
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory/Caltech

Caroline Coward supervises the daily operations of the Library at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, collaborating with and supporting the work of scientists, engineers, and mission specialists across the organization in areas such as internal and external information curation, ML/AI technology initiatives, and data governance and strategy. Caroline holds a Master of Library and Information Science degree from San Jose State University, and she spent the majority of her over 30-year career as a tenured faculty member in higher education coordinating programs in information literacy and High Impact Practices. At JPL, Caroline leads efforts in organizing the Lab's vast information stores, from physical processing and access, to blockchain applications, information and AI ethics, metadata, taxonomy, and ontology development, to developing new information initiatives Labwide.