[ESIP-all] Data Information Literacy Symposium

Brian Westra bdwestra at gmail.com
Wed May 22 16:54:21 EDT 2013

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

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

*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 at purdue.edu.
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