Navigating Data Use in Academic Libraries

Sep 24, 2019 11:00am -
Sep 24, 2019 12:00pm

Event Description

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Navigating Data Use in Academic Libraries


Academic libraries face growing opportunities and challenges regarding the amount and types of data they capture; the privacy and ethical responsibilities surrounding that data; and a desire to make data-driven decisions to improve services and best support their campus communities. Join Abigail Goben to discuss obligations and issues academic librarians are currently facing with data capture and use data and consider strategies to engage with students, faculty and administration on the future of library-generated data.

Learning Objectives: 

1) Participants will review data capture obligations in order to understand potential benefits and harm.

2) Participants will consider ways to engage campus stakeholders about data practices

Abigail Goben, MLS, is an Associate Professor and Librarian at the University of Illinois at Chicago Library of the Health Sciences. She teaches data management and evidence based practice and is the Data Management Coordinator and liaison to the College of Dentistry. Her primary research focuses on policies and education surrounding research data. Goben is a co-investigator of the IMLS-funded Data Doubles project, which is examining student perceptions of library learning analytics. Goben is an active member of LITA and ACRL. Outside of library and research work, Goben is an avid knitter. She blogs at Hedgehog Librarian and can be found on Twitter as @hedgielib.

Event Type:Training
Early registration ends on Sep 04, 2019.
Regular registration starts on Sep 05, 2019 and ends on Sep 20, 2019.
Late registration starts on Sep 21, 2019.
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)