We will be leading a virtual workshop for the Network of the National Library of Medicine. This online workshop is targetted at public librarians across the US. It is scheduled for Tuesday Dec 15th at 2pm EST. Register Now!
How to “Speak Data”: Librarians as Public Data Ambassadors
Data has become central to many aspects of civic life - governments run open data portals, organizations release public datasets, newspapers publish data-driven stories. How can librarians navigate this all more effectively? How can you help library patrons learn to use what they find in these data resources? Librarians can play an impactful role as “data ambassadors”, assisting their communities in finding and using data as part of their life as citizens. Join Prof. Bhargava for an interactive virtual workshop that will introduce participatory approaches to building your ability to “speak data”. You’ll leave the session with more confidence in your own ability to work with data, a language for talking about the role data can play in civic engagement, and experience with playful activities you can run yourself to build data literacy with your colleagues or patrons.