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Data Management Education Needs: Identifying Signposts for Graduate Student Researchers : A MidContinental Region Webinar

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Effectively managing research data is a skillset that graduate students need to acquire along their pathway to becoming competent researchers. Librarians can help guide learning by establishing instructional signposts for relevant data management concepts, including data sharing practices. To be effective, librarian guides need to be familiar with the knowledge and skill gaps of the novice researchers. Surveys were conducted at two medium-sized universities to assess perceived importance and knowledge of 12 research data management competencies, with a goal of informing education planning. Graduate students provided insight into sources of learning about research data management. Study results set the foundation for identifying approaches to research data management education.

Dr. Judy Pasek is a STEM Liaison Librarian with the University of Wyoming Libraries. Over the past 5 years, she has provided research services and information literacy instruction to support students and faculty, especially within the College of Engineering and Applied Science and the Department of Psychology. She is particularly interested in introducing graduate students to concepts in data management, scholarly communication, and citation management. Judy obtained her Master of Library and Information Sciences degree plus a Graduate Certificate in Information Management/Information Analytics from Wayne State University.

Prior to becoming a librarian, Judy worked as an entomologist for the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and the U.S. Forest Service. Her entomology experience spanned research, technology transfer and assistance, data management, program and risk analysis, and management responsibilities. She has a B.S. degree in Natural Resources from the University of Michigan, a M.S. degree in Entomology from the University of Missouri, and a Ph.D. degree in Entomology from the University of Nebraska.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Region/Office: National
Jul 17, 2019
2:00PM - 3:00PM MT

A MidContinental Region Webinar (formerly Breezing Along with the RML) is a monthly webinar provided by the Network of the National Library of Medicine, MidContinental Region. The presentations feature a variety of topics relevant to librarianship, health sciences, technology, research, and community outreach. We may also feature the accomplishments of Network members, and provide updates on MCR projects.

When: Held 3rd Tuesday, Monthly, 2pm MT / 3pm CT

Where: WebEx

Recorded classes are available on our YouTube playlist.