Category Archives: Training

Data literacy workshops


Join us for a two-day exploration of data and statistics in the real world of students. How do students encounter and use data beyond science and math class? How do they make sense of Big Data, citizen science, managing their personal data, and recognizing and contributing to ethical data use? Featuring keynote presentations by Justin Schell of the University of Michigan Library’s Shapiro Design Lab and Emerson College’s Catherine d’Ignazio of the project. Registration is free, and those registered with the Michigan Department of Education can earn 3-8 free SCECH credits. 

A satellite conference of the 4T Virtual Conference led by the U-M School of Education, this conference is a project of the University of Michigan School of Information and the U-M Library. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of​Museum and Library Services RE-00-15-0113-15.

Empirical Librarians mini-conference

Early bird registration for Empirical Librarians 2017 ends February 6th. Come join us at a great mini-conference in Greensboro, NC where we talk about librarians who DO research and librarians who SUPPORT research. We have a great range of topics being presented this year, as well as a fantastic chance to network with other people who talk research.

See our program at for more! Build a better survey or build your scholarly communications and data services, we have something for you. Prefer non-empiricist research? Worry not, digital humanities topics are on the schedule too! And our keynote speaker is the incomparable Gary Marchionini, Dean of the UNC School of Information and Library Science. We’ve put in all the research we could pack, into one $40 library conference.

More information is available at Register at to join us.

Articles on Clustering

Vincent Granville lists several good articles on clustering. This resource is part of a series on specific topics related to data science. To receive notices about these kinds of articles, sign up on DSC.

Correlation articles

Vincent Granville lists several good articles and tutorials about correlation. This resource is part of a series on specific topics related to data science. To receive notices about these resources, sign up on DSC.

Research Methods conference in Ireland

The 9th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2017) will be held 23-26 May, 2017, in Limerick, Ireland. The conference website is  See the full CMSIM Journal publications including the 4 Issues of 2016 at:

The  deadline for the 2nd Call of abstracts/papers is approaching: January 31, 2017.  The Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML) is now accepting abstracts/papers and new proposals for Special and Contributed Sessions, Invited papers, Workshops and Master and Doctor Sessions.

For 2nd year the QQML International provides support for 40 delegates to attend QQML2017 by partially or fully waiving their registration fee. (Additional expenses need to be covered by other sponsorship or by candidates themselves).  Priority is given to those applicants who are a first time attendee to the QQML or Students or Young Scientists (less than 4 years after the PhD)Applications should enclose: curriculum vita, support letter from the supervisor, institute or university, and abstract following the conference template from  Note that the deadline for receipt of completed application is 31st  January 2017.

 For more information contact the Secretariat at:

You are encourage to:

  • Register before the end of the Early Bird Registration rate (March 30th 2017).
  • To circulate the call for participation to people and/or organisations who may be interested to attend QQML2017.

The Status of Data Education in 2016

Tableau conducted to catalogue the state of analytics education in the United States. In addition to providing a comprehensive listing of analytics programs, this study explores questions such as:

  • How accessible is analytics education to American college students?
  • Where do gaps in analytics programs remain?
  • How are analytics programs adapting to meet changing demands?

Download the full report to see how your institution stacks up.

2017 LIS Performance Measurement Conference

The Bodleian Libraries and the Conference Board are pleased to announce that the 12th Northumbria International Conference on Performance Measurement in Library and Information Services will be held 31st July – 2nd August 2017 in Oxford, UK. The Northumbria Conference seeks to bring together practitioners, researchers, educators and students interested in all aspects of performance and measurement in library and information services in any context. The conference provides a mix of invited speakers, contributed papers, short papers, posters, and workshops that stimulate discussion and provide workable ideas for measuring and improving library performance and/or propose new concepts and techniques to further advance the field. The conference is the longest-running conference on this subject and is truly international, welcoming participants from all countries and continents. The call for papers will be announced in November 2016.

Martha Kyrillidou, PhD
QualityMetrics, LLC

Data Literacy for High School Librarians

The Supporting Librarians in Adding Data Literacy Skills to Information Literacy Instruction project is a two-year project running from October 2015 through September 2017 to develop data and statistical literacy skills in high school librarians so they can better support critical comprehension skills in their students.

Over the course of the project, co-PIs Kristin Fontichiaro and Jo Angela Oehrli will partner data experts with curriculum experts to identify mini-lessons, strategies, and “rules of thumb” that librarians can nimbly weave into their instruction. The project recognizes that librarians’ time (and that of their classroom colleagues) is limited and looks for the high-leverage practices with the greatest impact on student comprehension.

Project deliverables include:

  • An online conference in Summers 2016 and 2017
  • A handbook of background information, “rules of thumb,” strategies, mini-lessons, and additional resources
  • A series of professional development materials, including webinars and discussion questions.

If you’d like to learn more about this project or find out when new materials are released, please email font [at] umich [dot] edu.