Research Data Services (RDS) "Shop Talk" with Region 2
Class Experience Level
Beginner, Intermediate

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Libraries are key partners in supporting research data services (RDS) at colleges and universities. Whether you are just starting out, or have well-developed services and partnerships, join us to “talk shop” and learn from five colleagues doing RDS work at institutions located in Region 2. This will be in lightning talk format, with time for Q&A and discussion.

Featured presenters:

  • Megan Sheffield, Emory University, "Navigating a Research Data Services Career Transition: Lessons from a Data Librarian's Leap into IT"
  • Savannah Kelly, University of Mississippi, "From Idea to Impact: Building an R Programming Workshop Series for Graduate Students"
  • Marla Hertz, University of Alabama at Birmingham, "There and back again: Tips for effective communication with researchers from a former bench scientist"
  • Ali Krzton, Auburn University, "Formulating Research Data Policy as an Institution"
  • Mandy Swygart-Hobaugh, Georgia State University, "If You Learned It, Then You Shoulda Put a Badge On It: GSU Data Ready! Badge Micro-Credentials"

This webinar promotes the National Library of Medicine's strategic objective to advance research and development in biomedical informatics and data science.

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  • Compare two distinct career pathways in research data services.
  • Understand the successes and challenges of running an R programming course for graduate students.
  • Learn effective communication strategies when providing data services to researchers.
  • Explore steps needed to build a research data policy at an academic institution.
  • Identify online platforms to implement digital badging for data literacy and coding courses.

Class Details

Date(s): November 30, 2023
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST
Platform: Zoom
CE Credits: 1.50
CE Categories: DSS Level 1
Class Experience Level: Beginner, Intermediate
This class is sponsored by Region 2.

Class Contacts

Host/Instructor: Elizabeth Roth
Technical Assistance: Debra Trogdon-Livingston

Can't join us live?

Register anyway and you'll receive the recording after the event.