Considering Data Literacy Using Kuhlthau’s Information Search Process: Implications for Librarians and Data Providers [video replay]
On August 16, 2021, the ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee sponsored an online program on data literacy using Kuhlthau’s information search process. The panel discussed uses of Kuhlthau’s Information Search Process (ISP) to illustrate ways that librarians can assist students and collaborate with data providers to improve the data search process. Librarians and data providers share similar data literacy goals, and this panel pooled the expertise of both groups to focus on strategies and interventions that support novice researchers. In addition, the panel explored ways to review students’ data literacy needs throughout the research process through the lens of Kuhlthau’s six-stage, iterative ISP.
- Charissa Jefferson, Labor Economics Librarian at the Princeton University Library
- Kristin Fontichiaro, clinical associate professor at the University of Michigan School of Information
- Katrina Stierholz, group vice president and director of Library and Research Information Services at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
- Lynette Hoelter, associate archivist at the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Justice.
The presentation slides are available for download. The session was moderated by Laura Gariepy and Colleen Quinn of the ULS Professional Development Committee. For a list of future and past programs, visit the Committee’s Programs Page.