One size fits noneEmbedded data librarianship
Scenario 1• Librarian
embedded in the course management system
• Participates in discussion board
• Creates assignments with professor
• Librarian team teaching with a marketing professor
• Evaluates student work
• Librarian teaching subject-specific courses in a department
• Incorporates information literacy infused assignments
What do they have in common?
•Build relationships with a specific segment of a community
•Provide customized and value-added services
•Answer to the wide-ranging needs of a specific user community
•Contrast with a traditional focus on collections and the library building
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• “The librarian becomes a member of the customer community rather than a service provider standing apart.” Shumaker , 2009
What do embedded librarians do?
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They balance the traditional with the innovative
But ... what about data?
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“critical thinking about statistics as evidence”
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Data librarians work with select users and
provide complex value-added services
But sometimes there’s a fine balance
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What can we do?
create stats lit modules anyone can use
teach students how to cite statistics and data
embed in a program and create assignments that develop stats
promote awareness of data citation with
professors and librarians
build awareness of stats lit elements in our data products (e.g., Roper Center’s
iPoll, the ARDA, ICPSR’s teachingwithdata.org)
incorporate stats lit into our understandings of information
more ideas here!
Thanks!One size fits none: Embedded data librarianship
Lynda [email protected]