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Building Your Research Data Management Toolkit: Integrating RDM into Your Liaison Work

Class Details

Gonzaga University
Monday, April 10, 2017
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM PT

The Inland Northwest Health Science Libraries group, in collaboration with libraries at Washington State University, Eastern Washington University, Gonzaga University and area hospitals is bringing the Association of College and Research Libraries workshop, "Building Your Research Data Management Toolkit" to Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA.


8:00-8:30 Check-in, Registration
8:30-9:00 Welcome & Introduction
9:00-9:45 An Overview of Research Data Management
9:45-10:00 Break
10:00-11:15 Applying Liaison Skills to RDM
11:15-12:30 Learning to Serve Your Discipline's Data Needs
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:30-3:00 Planning for Data Management
3:00-3:15 Break
3:15-4:30 Developing Campus Partners and Collaborations
4:30-5:00 Tying It All Together

Guest Speakers

Kristin Briney, PhD, MLIS, Data Services Librarian, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Kristin teaches data management skills, advises researchers on data management plans, and leads the library's effort to better preserve its digital assets. Kristin is a former chemistry researcher and shares her practical data expertise via her blog and in her book, "Data Management for Researchers." She has also taught a 12-week continuing education course on data management for librarians. Outside of UW-Milwaukee, Kristin is the founding co-organizer of the Midwest Data Librarians Symposium and does research on institutional data policy.

Laura Palumbo, MLIS, PE, Chemistry & Physics Librarian and Science Data Specialist, Rutgers University Libraries
Laura liaises with departments in the physical sciences, and coordinates efforts, identifies opportunities, and develops services for the access and preservation of data for the Rutgers New Brunswick scientific research community. She conducts workshops with campus partners on various aspects of research data sharing and reuse, bringing together faculty and students from departments across the New Brunswick campuses. Her research focus is engagement with science communities and research data services in academic libraries. She is active in several professional organizations, and serves as the Assistant Editor of Practical Academic Librarianship.


Room 314 of the Hemmingson Center which is located on the Gonzaga University campus, 702 E. Desmet Avenue, Spokane, WA

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Register by March 31 at so that presenters can contact you in advance of the workshop.
Cost: Registration fee of $25 includes light breakfast, lunch, beverages throughout the day, and the opportunity to visit with your colleagues from throughout the region.

The event is generously supported by a Health Science Library Partnership Award from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region.

Class Details:
Region/Office: PNR
Apr 10, 2017
8:00AM - 5:00PM PT

Building Your Research Data Management Toolkit: Integrating RDM into Your Liaison Work


Program Description

Research data management has emerged as a need among academic researchers and liaisons are building skills in response. This one-day workshop will assist liaisons to identify their existing skills and mindsets that transfer to research data management services and then create a learning plan for the RDM specific knowledge needed to serve their subject disciplines. Tools, hints, and tricks will be shared that facilitate partnerships on campus with disciplinary faculty and with other RDM service providers. 

Learning Outcomes

Workshop participants will be able to:

  • Identify data within the research process and lifecycle in order to articulate the role of the libraries in the management of data to researchers.
  • Learn how to develop expertise in the nuances of disciplinary requirements for data management in order to educate their faculty and students about data best practices for their discipline.
  • Articulate specific existing skills that they already possess as librarians which transfer to data services in order to begin building a toolkit of research data management skills.
  • Identify campus partners in research data management in order to create an environment of research data management support for their faculty.
  • Articulate the parts of a data management plan in order to describe its role as a living document within a research project.
  • Apply their relevant prior knowledge of their disciplines in order to create a research data management interview plan in order to facilitate faculty engagement.

Who Should Attend

This workshop is intended for liaisons who are seeking to engage with research data management for the first time, or who have a very basic knowledge of research data management. This workshop is an introductory level experience. Attendees are not expected to have previous experience with research data management. The primary audience is subject liaison librarians, secondary audience include senior library administrators, middle management and department heads, and technical services librarians and staff. Other campus partners such as Office of Research, Sponsored Programs, Technology Transfer, IRB, or campus IT may be interested but would be a tertiary audience.

For more information about the ACRL RDM Roadshow, please visit:

Look for this workshop in your NNLM Region under "Upcoming Classes"