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What’s in a Data Story? Understanding the Basics of Data Storytelling

Class Details

“What’s in a Data Story? Understanding the Basics of Data Storytelling” is a one-hour introductory webinar on the fundamentals of effective storytelling using data collected and visualized by librarians for librarians. Data without a story is just a pile of numbers. Data with an effective story becomes an everlasting narrative that people will remember for a long time and without much effort. In this webinar, we’ll look at the basic structure of data storytelling and review exemplars both good and bad of data storytelling. No prior knowledge of the topic is required.

At the end of the webinar, attendees will be able to:
o Name the parts of a data story
o Apply their knowledge of data storytelling to real data
o Identify and explain good and bad examples of data storytelling

Nancy Shin, MLIS, B.Sc.
Research and Data Coordinator

Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), Pacific Northwest Region (PNR)
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-7155
Email: nkshin1@uw.edu

Presentation Slides

Thursday, August 15, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Region/Office: National
Aug 15, 2019
1:00PM - 2:00PM PT
Kay Deeney, MLS, AHIP, Education & Outreach Librarian

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