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Exploring data literacy needs at your institution

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Description: This webinar will discuss how data literacy initiatives can be integrated into different institutions. Much of the existing work on data literacy has focused on graduate-level training for new researchers, with an emphasis on research data management. Fewer investigations have explored the data literacy needs of undergraduate students; however, as undergraduate curricula at many universities have shifted to include “information and data literacy,” librarians and teaching faculty across disciplines are integrating data literacy along with information literacy into courses and programs. The presenters co-led a faculty learning community at USFSP to start a campus conversation about data literacy. This initiative resulted in the development of a teaching toolkit, library-led data literacy instruction, and ongoing collaborations between librarians and faculty. Their findings are documented in an article titled, “Exploring data literacy via a librarian-faculty learning community: A case study,” published open access in Journal of Academic Librarianship. In this talk, they will discuss some of the successes and challenges they experienced with regard to building relationships with faculty, integrating data literacy into different levels of library instruction, and the continuing evolution of their campus data literacy competencies. While the presenters’ research focuses on undergraduate students, it can be applied to all levels with regard to working with campus partners, creating a data literacy needs assessment, and creating a data literacy toolkit.

Theresa Burress is the Science Librarian at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, providing research & instruction for students and faculty in Biology, Environmental Science, and Geospatial programs. Before becoming an academic librarian, Theresa spent 20 years as a special librarian, with more than a decade as Science Librarian for the U.S. Geological Survey Coastal and Marine Science Center in St. Petersburg, where she supported scientific research, scholarly publication, and data-related initiatives. Theresa’s research interests include digital scholarship and the intersecting fields of information and data literacy. One can find out more about her work here: https://works.bepress.com/theresa-burress/

Emily Mann is the Student Success Librarian at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. She provides research & instruction for students and faculty in interdisciplinary Social Science and Anthropology as well as first year student classes. Prior to working at USFSP, Emily was the Research and Information services librarian at Florida State University where she acted for liaison for several subjects including Nutrition, Food & Exercise Science. She has presented nationally on emotional intelligence and working with students with autism spectrum disorder, and will be presenting at LOEX 2020 on data literacy for undergraduate students. More information on her work can be found here: https://works.bepress.com/emily-mann/

Wednesday, May 6, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Region/Office: National
May 6, 2020
1:00PM - 2:00PM ET

Class Overview

SEAside is an alternate webinar series from the Network of the National Library of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region (NNLM SEA) to promote educational opportunities that occur infrequently and are in addition to the Beyond the SEA webinar series. Speakers cover different topics of interest to health science librarians, health care practitioners, librarians, and other health focused groups in the region. Topics include new and updated National Library of Medicine (NLM) resources, RML Awardee presentations on their research and outreach programs, Disaster Resources, Electronic Health Records, and many others related to health science and health care. All sessions are online webinars using WebEx, which allows for live phone conversation and online chat. SEAside webinars are held infrequently and are based on the availability of specific speakers who may not be able to present during the Beyond the SEA webinar series. Sessions are generally held at 2PM (ET) and last an hour. Sessions are recorded, closed captioned, and made available for later viewing.

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Link to Recordings

If you are unable to attend a session, webinars are recorded and added to the NNLM SEA Past Classes typically within one week.