Don't Miss Next Month's Two Part Webinar: Digital and Data Literacy


Part One – Identifying Demands on Students, Faculty, and Librarians

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Eastern)


Part Two – Satisfying the Need

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Eastern)


Digital literacy. Data literacy. Those are just buzz phrases. Or are they? What degree of expertise should students and faculty have in order to effectively wrangle data and/or work with digital assets? What are the basic requirements in the modern workplace or laboratory? It’s no longer a question of mastering word processing or spreadsheets. Whether it is data science or digital humanities, what enables us and qualifies us to work with digital assets? And since data and digital literacy have varying skill requirements for different populations, how do we know what to set about learning?


The second portion of this two-part event is scheduled for September 20, 2017. With the first segment having identified gaps in understanding, this follow-up segment will feature case studies from institutions that have assumed leadership roles in training students and faculty in emerging tools and methodologies for working with digital materials and generating new digital assets. 


Confirmed Speakers:


September 13, 2017

·      Madelyn Washington, Digital Learning Librarian, Berklee College of Music;

·      John M. Sloop, Associate Provost, Digital Learning, Vanderbilt University;  

·      Katy Kavanagh WebbHead, Research & Instructional Services, East Carolina University Libraries.


For the abstracts and biographies contributed by these September 13 speakers, please visit the NISO event page.


September 20, 2017

·      Jo Angela OehrliLearning Librarian, Children's Literature Librarian, University of Michigan Libraries;

·      Kevin Read, Knowledge Management Librarian, Emergency Medicine and the Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, New York University Health Sciences Library and Alisa Surkis, Head, Data Services/Translational Science Librarian, New York University Health Sciences Library;

·      Kyle Dickson, Professor, Department of Language and Literature, Abilene Christian University.


For the abstracts and biographies contributed by these September 20 speakers, please visit the NISO event page.


Note: Remember that NISO offers a variety of registration options. Library Standards Alliance (LSA) members automatically receive access to both sessions of this two-part event. (You can check institutional membership status here.) Non-members of NISO may register for one session or for both at a packaged rate. Access to an archived recording of the event is always included in your registration fee, regardless of membership status.


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