Katie Pierce Farrier

Data Science Strategist, Region 3

Classes I Teach

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Becoming a Snake Charmer -- Introduction to Python This workshop introduces participants to the foundations of the Python programming language. From data types to indexing principles, the learning objectives explored in this workshop will provide a starting point for those interested in integrating Python into their data workflows. Learning outcomes include: using common functions, converting data types, and employing IF…ELSE logic!
Celebrating Moon Times: Flipping the Script on Period Poverty and Standard Puberty Education Indigenous students in the United States regularly missed school while on their “moon times” because they did not have period supplies. Informed by her work with schools and community-based organizations across North America, Eva Marie Carney will discuss the reach and impact of “period poverty” -- or inadequate access to menstrual hygiene products.
Create Effective Data Visualizations Join us for Love Data Week 2023! Data visualization is a key part of communicating information. Learn about common types of visualizations and how to use them to meet the information needs of your audience. This class will give examples of different chart types and will discuss common pitfalls when creating visualizations. Lastly, instructors will use example datasets to demonstrate creating visualizations in Tableau Public.
Cultivating Protective Libraries: An Introduction to Public Library Social Work In 2009, San Francisco Public Library created the first dedicated, full-time position for a helping professional. Since then, library social work has spread to over four dozen systems around the United States. This session will introduce library social work, its history, and emerging best practices. We will consider the library as a protective factor in the lives of vulnerable populations. Special attention will be paid to the need for person-centered, trauma-informed lenses into the university education of future librarians.
Fundamentals of Health Sciences Research Data Management This 8-week course offered in Moodle is designed to provide information professionals, working in health sciences, with an introduction to research data management. The primary goal of this course is to improve your knowledge and skills in research data management and enable you to add or enhance research data management training and services at your institution.
Health Statistics on the Web This 1 hour webinar demonstrates 5 resources for health statistics on the local, state, and national levels.
Health Statistics on the Web (November 2022) This 1 hour webinar focuses on the location, selection, and effective use of statistics relevant to health on the local, state, and national levels.
RDM On-demand: Open Science and Data Science What is open science, and how does it differ from data science, and research data management? How can library staff support data science in their own work? This introductory, four-hour on-demand course introduces the concepts of open science, data science and research data management through readings, tutorials and videos. After taking this course, you will be able to describe the differences between research data management (RDM), data science, and open science, articulate how open science supports research integrity and reproducibility, and list ways librarian staff can support data science.
Region 3: NNLM Day at MLA 2022 Meet the NNLM Region 3 during NNLM Day at MLA 2022! At this session, we will highlight our activities in the first year as the new Region 3 program. Additionally, we will share upcoming activities and programs NNLM members can look forward to in the coming year. Come share your ideas of relevant programming that interests you, and the other members of the region.

The online event is free and available to all.
Telehealth 101: What libraries need to know (June 12 - July 12, 2023) This class introduces telehealth, why it’s important, and how it enables people to have greater access to quality healthcare. Explore how different libraries provided patrons in their communities with access to telehealth services.
The Open RN Project: Transforming Nursing Education In 2019, Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) was awarded a $2.5 million grant from the Department of Education to create 5 nursing open educational resources (OER) textbooks and 25 virtual reality scenarios. This session will provide a high-level overview of the Open RN grant project and will share the development and review processes used to create the five nursing OER textbooks. Information on how to access Open RN textbooks and a demonstration of the associated virtual simulations using H5P software will also be provided. Additionally, national usage data and the impact of these resources on student outcomes will be discussed. Please join us to learn more about these nursing OER or get involved in the project by serving as a peer reviewer.

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