Date: Monday, October 24, 2022 Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm Michigan State University, Main Library, Green Room (4th Floor, West)
During this day-long event, attendees will hear from their library colleagues around the state who are incorporating various aspects of data literacy into their teaching, research, and professional practice. Please read about our Covid-19 policies. A light breakfast and buffet lunch will be served.
This event is sponsored by the Instruction and Information Literacy Interest Group and iASSIST.
Keynote Address - Data Literacy: What Hip Hop Can Teach LIS Professionals, Dr. Kafi Kumasi, Wayne State University.
This talk explores what a hip hop epistemology of knowledge in library and information sciences (LIS) might look like and features current data driven projects that center hip hop in the LIS field.
Students Working with Sources: Perspectives from a Writing Center, Katie Filion and Dr. Grace Pregent, Michigan State University
From the perspective of writing center administrators and consultants, this session offers librarians an overview of the obstacles students face when using data and working with sources. We will cover an approach to navigating literature reviews and related assignments so that students can develop toolkits for analyzing and synthesizing data for their own purposes. We will also discuss current conversations regarding citation politics.
Data Exhibit by MSU Special Collections unit
Come join MSU Libraries' Ruth Ann Jones to explore data literacy topics through SPC materials! How did Noah Webster play a role in understanding the cause of epidemics? What can you learn about data communication from thousands of cookbooks? How did W.E.B. Dubois use data viz to communicate to audiences?
Biodiversity Data: An Exercise in Ethics, Rebecca Hill Renirie, Central Michigan University
Secondary Data Literacy: Helping others ask the right questions for their need, Daria Orlowska, Western Michigan University
Secondary data is a great solution for projects that have time or budgetary restrictions. Although there is not a one size fits all solution to helping others with finding data, this workshop will provide some data literacy strategies academic librarians can use to guide others through the process. Workshop goals include: being able to list reasons for secondary data use, identifying pitfalls and strategies for successful reuse, obtaining questions to focus data needs, and gaining an understanding of where to find data in the wild.
Curious about what events we have done in the past? Please feel free to take a look at the 2019 Bootcamp page.
The Data Literacy Mini-con planning committee: Molly Ledermann Emilia Marcyk-Taylor Leah Morin Terence O'Neill Joanna Thielen