WEBINAR: Rise of the databrarian

Published Jul 21, 2014

With the increased pressure in the research community to make research data available, librarians are becoming more involved in the process. Librarians are well suited to these new tasks with their experience in curation, description, preservation and access. In this one-hour webinar, learn how librarians are transitioning and enhancing current skill sets, and what new skills are required.
Thursday, October 16
11:00 a.m. EDT



Photo of Jeroen RomboutsJeroen Rombouts, Managing Director, 3TU.Datacentrum -- Jeroen has knowledge-based systems and design experience, and has worked on projects such as DataCite Netherlands (Digital Object Identifiers), Delft Repository, and Ask Your Library. He is currently project lead for 3TU.Datacentrum, an initiative of the three technical universities to support research data management and preservation. 

Photo of Margaret HendersonMargaret Henderson, Director for Research Data Management, Virginia Commonwealth University -- An adjunct faculty member for several years at Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences, Margaret has served as a research and education librarian. Since 2006, she has worked part-time for VCU School of Medicine's Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology on digital asset management for scientific data and images.  

Photo of Jennifer ClarkJennifer Clark, Junior Data Scientist, Benefitfocus -- As part of the Research and Development team at Benefitfocus, Jen is responsible for the data governance of "big data" assets, as well as assisting with data analytics and visualizations. She is a recent MLIS graduate with a specialization in data curation from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 



  • You don’t need to be an informaticist
  • What is in the datalibrarian’s toolbox
  • Training and networking opportunities
  • Pitching new data services to library leaders
  • Balancing RDM with other duties – what’s realistic
Registration is required for this live one-hour webinar. It will be broadcast internationally and includes time to ask the panelists questions during the session. The webinar is a complimentary event and part of Elsevier's Library Connect program for academic, medical and special librarians.
Cannot attend on October 16? Register for the webinar and you will be notified when it can be viewed online after the event.