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Using Data for Decision-Making: An Environmental Scan Case Study

Class Details

This one-hour introductory webinar, "Using Data for Decision-Making: An Environmental Scan Case Study", will provide an opportunity for librarians to explore the concept of using data for decision-making through an example of an environmental scan case study. Participants will learn how to plan and conduct an environmental scan, collect and curate existing data, and how to analyze data using Voyant-Tools. In this webinar, the case study findings will be presented and we will also discuss how data and conclusions can be used to plan future programs or initiatives. No prior knowledge of environmental scanning or data tools are required.

At the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:
• Describe the process of planning and conducting an environmental scan
• Identify and use existing data sources when conducting an environmental scan
• Explore the Voyant-tools.org website and analyze their own data

Dr. Donna Harp Ziegenfuss, EdD, MS, BSc
Data Coordinator, Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), Midcontinental Region (MCR),
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, and

Associate Librarian, Faculty Services, J Willard Marriott Library

University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
Email: donna.ziegenfuss@utah.edu

Webinar Powerpoint download

Friday, June 7, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Region/Office: National
Jun 7, 2019
12:00PM - 1:00PM MT
Donna Harp Ziegenfuss, MS, EdD, Data Science Coordinator

The NNLM Research Data Management (RDM) webinar series is a collaborative, bimonthly series intended to increase awareness of RDM topics and resources.  The series aims to support RDM within the library to better serve librarians and their institutional communities. Topics include, but are not limited to, understanding a library’s role in RDM, getting started, data management planning, and different RDM tools.

Several NNLM Regional Medical Libraries will collaborate and combine efforts to feature experts from the field for this national webinar series. Each session will include separate objectives based on the featured webinar presenter. Attendee participation will be possible through the WebEx platform chat features and other electronic methods designed by the guest presenter. Sessions are recorded, closed captioned, and posted for later viewing.

Each session will last approximately 1 hour and 1 MLA CE contact hour will be offered per session. CE contact hours will only be available during the live presentations of the webinar.

  • Explain how a tool or resource can be utilized within Research Data Management
  • Illustrate and discuss potential role(s) in which librarians or libraries can support Research Data Management
  • Facilitate the creation of RDM plans and programs