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WEBINAR Dec. 8 | Research data literacy and the library

Nov 08, 2016

Research Data and Information Literacy

Are your data information literacy instruction and outreach on the right track?


The era of e-science demands new skill sets and competencies of researchers to ensure their work is accessible, discoverable and reusable. Librarians are naturally positioned to assist in this education as part of their liaison and information literacy services.


In this webinar gain a broad understanding of the open research data management ecosystem and initiatives underway. Our presenters will explore data information literacy needs and competencies identified for grad students and researchers, as well as a curriculum developed by the IMLS-funded Data Information Literacy research project. They will discuss how data labs can serve as a physical and social environment – and interdisciplinary platform – for supporting data literacy education. Learn more about how libraries are expanding the scope of information literacy to include open data and related tools, methods and skills. Be informed of projects and models to store, share and cite data, and provide credit for data sharing.


Research data literacy and the library

Thursday, December 8, 2016

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. North American EST (16:00-16:00 GMT, 17:00-18:00 CET)




  • Data information literacy (DIL) competencies for students and researchers

  • Strategies and approaches for developing a DIL program

  • Connecting academia with DIL through data labs

  • Creating a social environment to promote digital skill sharing

  • Research data citation and data linking

  • 10 aspects of highly effective research data




Christian LauersenChristian Lauersen, Director, Faculty Library of Social Sciences, Copenhagen University Library / The Royal Library


Christian heads the Data Lab working group at Copenhagen University Library, has presented internationally on libraries’ support of data literacy in higher education, and loves LEGO! He is editor of the Danish Research Library Association’s magazine, REVY, and writes about library development at The Library Lab blog. More …


Sarah WrightSarah Wright, Life Sciences Librarian for Research, Cornell University


Sarah provides reference, instruction and liaison services, and is an active member of Cornell’s Research Data Management Service Group. She has presented nationally on data management training, and has been published in Data Information Literacy: Librarians, Data, and the Education of a New Generation of Researchers. More …


Anita de WaardAnita de Waard, VP Research Data Collaborations, Elsevier


Anita’s work  focuses on developing cross-disciplinary frameworks for sharing data and tools to store, share and search experimental outputs, in collaboration with academic and government groups, in the US and Europe. Within the RDM Services group, she supports the development and implementation of Elsevier’s RDM Services program. More…





Registration is required for this live one-hour webinar. It will be broadcast internationally and includes time to ask the presenters questions during the session. The webinar is a complimentary event and part of Elsevier's Library Connect program for academic, medical, corporate and government librarians.


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Join us for this opportunity to learn more about how librarians are developing data information literacy competencies, curriculum and spaces. Register today for the webinar.