Head of Digital Research Education & Training
North Carolina State University
Over the past two years, the North Carolina State University (NCSU) Libraries has significantly expanded the number and nature of workshops it provides the university community, from 55 sessions to over 400, reaching more than 6,000 users. These workshops address an unmet need for instruction around emerging technical skills including data science, visualization, virtual reality, digital media production, fabrication, and the research enterprise. While this programming is still new, our data show that the demand extends across campus, drawing participants from over 80 campus units. This presentation will describe how this programming was developed to address the goals of bolstering student success, supporting career readiness, and incubating creative pedagogy. We will include a discussion of specific workshop content, including the implementation of the highly successful Data Visualization Workshop series. In addition, we will describe our efforts in scaling up our workshop offerings through the Peer Scholars Program, which gives graduate students and postdoctoral scholars the opportunity to share their expertise and teach advanced research skills to the NC State community.