Sarah Murphy

Data Lit & Visualization Librn

Research and Education
175 W 18th Ave Columbus OH 43210-1150
 614-247-7236 Download vCard

Sarah Murphy is the data literacy and visualization librarian and a professor at The Ohio State University Libraries. Murphy helps individuals and teams communicate effectively using various analytics and visualization tools. She is a passionate about Tableau and shares her expertise with students and researchers across the university. Murphy offers data visualization workshops, consultations and training through the Research Commons.

Consultation and Support Areas

  • Data Literacy
  • Data visualization
  • Tableau
  • Tableau Prep

About Sarah

After reading Stephen Few’s Now You See It: Simple Visualization Techniques for Quantitative Analysis, I become passionate about data visualization for library advocacy. I first experimented with Tableau’s data visualization software in 2012 and now lead The Ohio State University, Tableau User Group. I regularly speak about Tableau, logic models, and other tools supporting assessment both locally and nationally.


  • M.L.S., School of Information, Kent State University
  • M.B.A., Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University
  • Certificate, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Body of Knowledge, The Ohio State University

Areas of Interest

  • Data visualization
  • Library assessment
  • Student success research

Professional Info Links

Committees and Service

  • Management Committee
  • The Ohio State University Tableau Users Group
  • American Library Association, Association of College & Research Libraries
  • American Library Association, Leadership and Management Association