Susan Makar is a librarian in the Information Services Office (ISO), also known as the NIST Research Library. Her interests include publication and citation analyses, measuring and managing impact, library spaces, and training, staff development, and research. Susan holds a master's degree in library and information science from the University of Iowa, and a bachelor's degree in biology (pre-med focus) from Luther College. She has over 30 years of experience working in sci-tech libraries and has worked as a librarian at NIST for over 20 years. Prior to NIST, Susan worked as the science reference librarian at Georgetown University where she developed an expertise in chemical information resources, serving both the University's science faculty and graduate/undergraduate programs.
NIST Sigma Xi Chapter Award for Outstanding Services in support of NIST Research Scientists (2011) - For her "excellence in the application of internet technology to gather information needed for the conduct of research at NIST."
Technology Services Customer Service Excellence Award (2010)
Department of Commerce Bronze Medal Award (2003) - With Tze F. Chu and Barbara P. Silcox, "for talented and innovative leadership in the redesign of the NIST Virtual Library (NVL), culminating in the launch of the Next Generation NVL."