NIH Library About Us Announcements Webinar Series: Data Literacy for Librarians

Webinar Series: Data Literacy for Librarians

Starting in October, the NIH Library will host webinars focused on data literacy for librarians. The series will explore topics related to data management, including establishing data services at your library; conducting a data needs assessment; developing data management plans and identifying resources; and methods used to curate data.

The webinars will be taught by guest lecturers with expertise in data management from the academic and government sectors. A new topic will be featured each month.

The lecture series is free, and open to NIH and HHS librarians only. Seats will be available in the NIH Library Training Room for viewing. If you are on the NIH main campus, you are encouraged to attend in-person.

For more information or to register, click on the title of the lecture below, or contact Terrie Wheeler at terrie.wheeler@nih.gov or 301.496.1157.

  • Data Services 101
    October 29, 2013 | 10 – 11:30 am
    Melissa Cragin, PhD, Staff Associate, National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Data Needs Assessment
    November 12, 2013 | 11:15 am – 12:30 pm
    Sally Gore, MS, MS LIS, Embedded Research Librarian and Informationist, University of Massachusetts
  • Data Curation Basics
    January 28, 2014 | 11:15 am – 12:30 pm
    Carole Palmer, PhD, Director, Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (CIRSS) and Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Sign language interpreters and other reasonable accommodations will be provided. If you require such accommodations, please contact the NIH Library Information Desk at 301.496.1080 five business days in advance. For TDD users/callers, please call the above number through the Federal Relay Service at 1.800.877.8339.


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