Data 101 for Librarians

Speaker Margaret Smith
Margaret Smith is the Physical Sciences Librarian at New York University. As part of this role, she assists users in locating and using science data, advises on research data management plans, and co-teaches data management workshops for NSF/NIH grantees. She also teaches Data Librarianship at the Pratt Institute School of Information and Library ...

Margaret Smith is the Physical Sciences Librarian at New York University. As part of this role, she assists users in locating and using science data, advises on research data management plans, and co-teaches data management workshops for NSF/NIH grantees. She also teaches Data Librarianship at the Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science and leads data-related workshops at the CUNY Grad Center.

Full Description

Librarians are increasingly expected to have basic familiarity with data, but even knowing what counts as “basic familiarity” can be difficult if you’ve never dealt with data before. This introductory workshop will teach basic concepts, strategies, and resources for reference, instruction, and collections development as they relate to data, as well as tips for research data management/archiving.

Who should attend:
Librarians from public, academic, and special libraries who are looking for a very gentle introduction to providing data services in a library context. 

Objectives:

  • Be aware of the different kinds of data, their formats and sources
  • Learn strategies for locating data and providing data reference
  • Understand criteria and considerations when acquiring/collecting data
  • Have a basic familiarity with research data lifecycle and management



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When?

Mon, Nov. 24, 2014
3 p.m. - 6 p.m. US/Eastern

How Much?

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Where?

METRO Training Center
57 East 11th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10003