Presentation given at the 2012 American Geophysical Union in San Francisco, CA.


What data stewardship skills are needed by future scientists to fulfill their professional responsibilities and take advantage of opportunities in e-science? How can academic librarians contribute their expertise in information organization, dissemination and preservation to better serve modern science? With support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), four research libraries have formed a partnership to address these questions. The aims of the partnership are to identify the data stewardship skills, including data management and curation, needed by graduate students at the research discipline level, to identify trends that extend across the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines, and to collaborate with faculty to develop and implement “data information literacy” (DIL) curricula to address those needs. If you use content from this presentation, please cite: Wright, Sarah, Michael Fosmire, Jon Jeffryes, Marianne Stowell Bracke, Brian Westra. (2012) “A Multi-institutional Project to Develop Discipline-Specific Data Literacy Instruction for Graduate Students” Abstract IN22A-08 [oral presentation] 2012 AGU Fall Meeting, Dec. 3-7, San Francisco, CA.


libraries, data, information, literacy, curation, management, stewardship, documentation, metadata, education, intervention, curriculum, graduate students, DIL

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