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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Data-related Sessions at ALA

Many thanks to Lynda Kellam at UNC-Greensboro for compiling a list of data-related sessions on the schedule for #ALA2013. These cover data curation, GIS, scholarly impact, information literacy and more! If you have anything else to add, please do so in the comments.

Data, E-Data, Data Curation: Our New Frontier
Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 8:30am to 10:00am
McCormick Place Convention Center S501bcd
Moderator: Abigail Goben, Asst Information Services Librarian, University of Illinois Chicago
Moderator: Sarah Sheehan
Speaker: Dorothea Salo
Speaker: James Mullins
Speaker: Joan Starr
Speaker: Robert Sandusky
Data management and curation may be a great new opportunity but how are libraries tackling it? We already know how to archive traditional materials but what do we do with terabytes of faculty research data? How do we manage that data set for our students' research? Join us for a big picture view of the issues surrounding e-data collection and access from Joan Starr, Jim Mullins, Dorothea Salo, and Robert Sandusky. Bring questions to help you identify opportunities and challenges already happening on your campus.

Map and Geospatial Information Round Table (MAGIRT)/GODORT GIS Discussion Group
Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 8:30am to 10:00am
McCormick Place Convention CenterS504a
Moderator: Angela Lee, Libraries and Museums Manager, ESRI
Moderator: Tracey Hughes, Librarian, CMC Alpine Campus Library
The GIS Discussion Group begins at 8:30 am and focuses on topics related to geographic information systems (GIS). In addition to discussion topics brought forward by session attendees, there will also be a focused topic discussion on education for geospatial librarians. This is a co-sponsored meeting with GODORT.

The Research Footprint: Libraries Tracking and Enhancing Scholarly and Scientific Impact
Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 8:30am to 10:00am
McCormick Place Convention Center N427bc
Speaker: Cathy Sarli, Scholarly Communications Specialist, Becker Medical Library
Speaker: Jason Priem, Impact Story, UNC Royster Scholar, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Speaker: Kristi Holmes, Bioinformaticist, Becker Medical Library
Speaker: Rush G. Miller, The Hillman University Librarian, Director of the University Library System & Professor, University of Pittsburgh
Increasingly, libraries are building services designed to assess and improve the impact of their institutions' research activities. This is an increasingly important, but complex task as more and more scholarship is digitally shared and accessed through traditional and non-traditional pathways.
This program will offer knowledge about:
*The data and expertise libraries are using to track and enhance research dissemination.
*Library programs built upon this data and expertise.

The Census, your patrons and the DataFerrett
Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Burnham 23A-C
Speaker: Kendra Morgan
Speaker: Stephen R Laue
A hands-on workshop on Accessing Census Statistics (American Community Survey) with officials from US Census Bureau to learn how to use the DataFerrett which is an analytical and visualization tool that searches and retrieves data across federal datasets, and creates complex tabulations, business graphics and thematic maps. This workshop will demonstrate how to: browse the datasets accessible via The Data Web; select variables form datasets; create new variables from existing ones; and produce customized analyses using tables, graphs, and maps.

Numeric and Geospatial Data Services in Academic Libraries Interest Group (ACRL)
Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Hyatt Regency Chicago Skyway 269
Moderator: Lynda Kellam
This is the annual meeting of the Numeric and Geospatial Data Services in Academic Libraries Interest Group (Association of College and Research Libraries)
Hashtag: #DIGdata

Digital Curation Interest Group (ACRL)
Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
McCormick Place Convention Center N135
The Digital Curation Interest Group is a group of mainly library- and archives-based practitioners who meet to discuss challenges, tools, user needs, use and reuse, etc., related to lifecycle management of digital data and content.

Building Financial Literacy Reference Skills
Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
McCormick Place Convention Center Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Poster session
Author: Kristin McDonough, Director, New York Public Library
Author: Marzena Ermler, Manager of Professional Development, New York Public Library
Author: TJ Woods, Learning & Development Specialist, New York Public Library
This poster session will demonstrate the training methodology NYPL has developed in conjunction with financial experts to increase the financial education awareness among library staff and users. We will present the programmatic goals of the Money Matters Training Program that educate staff on core concepts of financial education and related reference sources. The program launched in February 2012 and the evaluative data collected indicates that staff members who participated in the program increased their comfort level in providing reference services in financial education, focusing on areas such as banking, credit, identity theft, and investing . The program also equips our staff with information about how to conduct financial education training in their communities. Visitors to our poster session will leave with access to a complete staff training curriculum including trainer’s guides, participant worksheets, ppt. presentations, and online e-learning modules that can be used to seamlessly replicate the Money Matters Pro financial literacy training at their own libraries. During the poster session we will present the Money Matters Pro website, clips of training classes, success stories, and samples of the training materials.

Connecting the Dots: Defining Scholarly Services in a Research Lifecycle Model
Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
McCormick Place Convention Center Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Author: Andrew Todd, Regional Campus Librarian, University of Central Florida
Author: Sai Deng, Metadata Librarian, University of Central Florida
Librarians at the University of Central Florida (UCF) Libraries have created a visual model depicting the cycle of research at an institutional level while embedding scholarly services into the flow. The Research Lifecycle is used as a basis to build a framework for the faculty research process and gain both support and funding for new infrastructure and services.
The UCF Research Lifecycle includes four sub-cycles: a planning cycle, a project cycle, a publication cycle and the 21st century digital scholarship cycle. In each cycle, supporting services are added to the research flow. Amid the existing services provided by different university units, potential services are added to bridge the missing links in the lifecycle. Some of these missing services include data hosting, research computing and an institutional repository. The center of each cycle shows corresponding activities related to sponsored or grant-funded research, which form an important part of the institution’s scholarly research activities.
This project was initiated by the university library’s Scholarly Communication Task force. During its development, librarians collaborated with other campus departments, including the Office of Research and Commercialization, the Institute for Simulation and Training, and the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning. The lifecycle graphic and its related services are available at: Taskforce members also solicited feedback from teaching faculty, which yielded a wide variety of constructive comments and were incorporated into the model. The lifecycle at its current state has received widespread campus attention and generated interest from University administrators.

How to Teach and Assess Discipline-Specific Information Literacy (ACRL)
Monday, July 1, 2013 - 10:30am to 11:30am
McCormick Place Convention Center N427a
Speaker: Christina Connor, Instruction and Emerging Technologies Librarian, Ramapo College of New Jersey
Speaker: Nicholas Salter, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Ramapo College of New Jersey
Discipline-specific information literacy is an essential topic for all students to understand. Using Psychology courses as an example, this presentation will discuss faculty-librarian collaborative teaching approaches based on skill and age-level. This approach uses the new ALA/ACRL Psychology Information Literacy Standards. Quantitative assessment data will be discussed. Suggestions from this presentation will help all fields teach discipline-specific information literacy.

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