Data Science and Visualization Institute

The Data Science and Visualization Institute for Librarians is a week-long course for librarians who are passionate about research and scholarship. Develop knowledge, skills, and confidence to communicate effectively with faculty and student researchers about their data and be able to provide initial consultancy on course topics.

  • Immersive learning about data science and visualization in collaboration with academic peers
  • Interactive sessions led by expert instructors and focused on mastery of core concepts
  • Hands-on exposure to selective open source and highly used commercial tools
  • Sharing of practices and experiences across institutions is encouraged

Computer programming and data analysis experience is not required.  Participants should be comfortable using common office applications (e.g., Microsoft suite), Google applications (e.g., Drive, Spreadsheets, Docs), and be familiar with PC and Mac environments.

Sessions will address topics such as:

  • Data Exploration and Analysis
  • Data Visualization
  • Data Cleaning and Preparation
  • Web Scraping
  • Parsing HTML & JSON, Orchestrating APIs, and Gathering Twitter Streams
  • Data Description, Sharing, and Reuse


DSVIL is not currently scheduled. Check back for updates!

Contact Us:

If you have any questions about the Data Science and Visualization Institute for Librarians, please contact Jennifer Garrett /