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Monday, May 22, 2023 at 1:00 PM EDT
Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at 5:00 PM EDT

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Building Your Research Data Management Toolkit - 2-Part Webinar (05/22/2023 & 05/23/2023)

Integrating RDM into Your Liaison Work
(an ACRL Off-RoadShow Virtual Workshop)

Research data management has emerged as a need among academic researchers and liaisons are building skills in response. This online workshop will assist liaisons to identify their existing skills and mindsets that transfer to research data management services, and then create a learning plan for the RDM specific knowledge needed to serve their subject disciplines. Tools, hints, and tricks will be shared that facilitate partnerships on campus with disciplinary faculty and with other RDM service providers. Presenters will use interactive experiences to facilitate learning.

Who Should Participate?

This online workshop is an introductory level experience intended for liaisons who are seeking to engage with research data management for the first time, or who have a very basic knowledge of research data management. Attendees are not expected to have previous experience with research data management. The primary audience is subject liaison librarians; secondary audience includes senior library administrators, middle management and department heads, and technical services librarians and staff. Other campus partners such as Office of Research, Sponsored Programs, Technology Transfer, IRB, or campus IT may be interested but would be a tertiary audience.

Learning Outcomes

After attending this online workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify data within the research process and lifecycle in order to articulate the role of the libraries in the management of data to researchers.
  • Articulate specific existing skills that they already possess as librarians which transfer to data services in order to begin building a toolkit of research data management skills.
  • Learn how to develop expertise in the nuances of disciplinary requirements for data management.
  • Articulate the parts of a data management plan in order to describe its role as a living document within a research project.
  • Identify campus partners in research data management in order to create an environment of research data management support for their faculty.
  • Plan their next steps for engaging in research data management at their institution.

This is a highly interactive workshop and participants should be able to attend both sessions. 

Virtual Trainers: Christina Chan-Park & Laura Palumbo

Christina Chan-Park is the Science Librarian at Baylor University, where she serves as liaison to nine STEM departments (down from a high of 17). Her librarianship research focuses on scholarly communications, specifically data management, bibliometrics, and academic identity. She is one of two librarians on campus who reviews data management plans and also leads workshops on data management, applying what she learned through her graduate academic certificate in Digital Curation and Data Management from the University of North Texas. Beyond Baylor, Chan-Park is active in various geophysics professional organizations (her original research field), the Science and Technology Section of ACRL, and her local public library commission board.

Laura Palumbo, MLIS, PE, is the Chemistry & Physics Librarian and Science Data Specialist at Rutgers University Libraries in New Brunswick, NJ. In addition to liaising with departments in the physical sciences and the School of Engineering, she conducts workshops with campus partners and provides guidance on various aspects of research data sharing, reuse, and preservation. She has been a presenter of the ACRL Research Data Management Roadshow since 2016, and the Team Leader of the Data Outreach Team at Rutgers Libraries since 2015. Her research interests include academic science librarians’ many contributions to research and learning, but especially those affecting underrepresented populations in STEM fields.

This is an online class. Access information will be emailed one week ahead.

Cost: NEFLIN classes are free of charge for Florida library staff. Registration is required for all classes and NEFLIN members get priority.

This project was funded either under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services or the Library Cooperative Grant program. Florida’s LSTA and LCG programs are administered by the Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services.

For FY2022-23, the total state and federal budgets for NEFLIN's programs are $688,109. 42% of the total costs ($288,109) are supported by federal funds, and 58% of this program ($400,000) is supported by state funds.