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Data Information Literacy Symposium at Purdue

Dear CNI News readers:

I’m sending this on behalf of the organizers of the Data Information Literacy Symposium. This will be of interest to many institutions that are playing a role in educating future researchers about big data issues, a very timely topic. Note that the number of attendees is very limited and if you’re interested, I encourage you to register soon.

- Joan Lippincott, CNI
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Please join us for the Data Information Literacy Symposium at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN, on September 23rd, and 24th 2013.

Program: This symposium will explore roles for practicing librarians in teaching competencies in data management and curation to graduate students. With support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, librarians from Purdue University, Cornell University, the University of Minnesota and the University of Oregon have investigated this topic through developing and implementing “data information literacy” (DIL) instruction programs for graduate students in a range of science and engineering disciplines.

Members of the DIL project will share their experiences in working with faculty and graduate students, with a primary focus on the practical applications of their work. Keynote speakers will provide additional perspectives on teaching data literacy competencies. A portion of the conference will be devoted to further exploration of selected topics of interest as determined by attendees.

Outcomes: Attendees will acquire an understanding of current issues in teaching data management and curation competencies to students. Through presentations, discussions and hands-on activities, attendees will develop strategies for creating their own instructional programs suitable for the needs of their students and faculty.

Intended audience: Academic librarians and others who are providing research data management instruction for students, or librarians who are interested in doing so.

Poster Session: Attendees who have developed educational initiatives, crafted resources, or conducted research in this area are invited to submit materials for a poster session, which will be held at the pre-symposium reception on Sunday, September 22nd. Attendees will be provided with information on how to submit a poster after they have registered for the symposium.

Registration: Registration for the event is now open at: http://www.conf.purdue.edu/data. There is no registration fee, but the attendance is limited to the first 80 individuals that register. After that, you may request to be placed on the waiting list.

To follow the event on Twitter and all updates from the DIL project, please search the hashtag #datainfolit. Updates from the event will be posted throughout the day September 23-24.

More information about the Data Information Literacy Project can be found at the project’s website: http://datainfolit.org

Please contact Jake Carlson, Data Services Specialist at Purdue University with any questions: jakecarlson.

Last updated:  Thursday, May 23rd, 2013