Tapping into Specialist Knowledge: Strategies to Enhance Data Services Support through Collaboration
Free online presentation
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
1:00-2:00 PM (Central)
Presented via Zoom
Library professionals with data responsibilities often collaborate on data-related support with fellow library professionals, units across campus, and student and faculty researchers. It is through these collaborations and partnerships that libraries can leverage the infrastructure and diverse skill sets needed to build effective and successful data-related support for the campus community. Yet, how these partnerships form and the shapes they take, particularly within the library, varies.
In this panel, we share strategies for collaborations between data professionals and subject and technical services librarians designed to enhance library and campus support for data literacy, data management, data visualization, and other data-related needs. The panelists present several strategies that focus on the reciprocal nature of building relationships, teaching/learning new technologies, and sharing expertise within the library. With each strategy, the panelists share their experience implementing it and highlight how successful collaborations resulted in broader impact and increased exposure of the library.
Thea Atwood is the Data Services Librarian at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She leads the Data Services Program at UMass Amherst, and works to improve the reproducibility and transparency of research through trainings, advocacy, and policy development.
Patricia Condon, PhD is the Research Data Services Librarian at the University of New Hampshire. In her role, she lead the development and implementation of support services that accommodate the growing data management and data literacy needs of the University’s research community.
Catherine DeRose (PhD, English) is the Program Manager for Yale University’s Digital Humanities Lab. She consults on technical projects, teaches workshops on data analysis and visualization, and directs the Digital Humanities Teaching Fellows program.
This program is sponsored by the ULS Professional Development Committee and moderated by Laura Gariepy (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Sam Harlow (email@example.com). Please contact them if you have any questions. A full list of the committee’s past and future programs are available here