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Data Information Literacy Project
Outreach to Disciplinary Researchers
The first step to creating an education intervention is identifying research laboratories or class curricula where Data Information Literacy skills are needed. A primary audienct to recognize this need are disciplinary researchers and instructors who are identifying problems within their labs or classrooms. The following articles provide an introduction to outreach to professors.
- Anthony, K. (2010). Reconnecting the Disconnects: Library Outreach to Faculty as Addressed in the Literature. College & Undergraduate Libraries, 17(1), 79–92. doi:10.1080/10691310903584817
This article is based upon a review of literature and identifies common disconnects between library liaisons and faculty members. These pitfalls are frequent occurences and it is good to identify a plan to overcome them prior to the beginning of a new collaboration with faculty.
- Bracke, M. S. (2011). Emerging Data Curation Roles for Librarians: A Case Study of Agricultural Data. Journal of Agricultural & Food Information, 12(1), 65–74. doi:10.1080/10496505.2011.539158
An early example of data liaison work within the agricultural discipline. This article identifies skills and approaches to data liaison work that are applicable across disciplines.
- Chung, H.-D. (2010). Relationship Building in Entrepreneurship Liaison Work: One Business Librarian’s Experience at North Carolina State University. Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship, 15(3-4), 161–170. doi:10.1080/08963568.2010.487432
This article suggests a model for relationship building that is applicable across disciplines.
- Graham, J. M. (2008). Successful liaison marketing strategies for library instruction: the proof is in the pudding. The Southeastern librarian., 56(1), 4–8.
This article lists a number of different marketing approaches directed towards both faculty and students.
Outreach to Graduate Students
Graduate students as a group have been the target of information literacy initiatives for several decades. This list highlights examples of successful graduate student information literacy initiatives and best practices.
- Blummer, B. (2009). Providing Library Instruction to Graduate Students: A Review of the Literature. Public Services Quarterly, 5(1), 15–39. doi:10.1080/15228950802507525
A historical overview of graduate student library instruction from the 1950s to the 2000s.
- Brinkman, S. N., & Hartsell-Gundy, A. A. (2012). Building Trust to Relieve Graduate Student Research Anxiety. Public Services Quarterly, 8(1), 26–39. doi:10.1080/15228959.2011.591680
Case studies of librarians mentoring graduate students for the development of information literacy skills.
- Manathunga, C., Lant, P., & Mellick, G. (2007). Developing professional researchers: research students’ graduate attributes. Studies in Continuing Education, 29(1), 19–36. Retrieved from doi:10.1080/01580370601146270
A program of graduate student research skill development built around close work with graduate students to enhance skills through research projects and portfolios.