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
  • Bibliometric Network Analysis
  • Data Description, Sharing, and Reuse

When:

June 4-8, 2018

Where:

James B. Hunt Jr. Library
NC State University
1070 Partners Way
Campus Box 7132
Raleigh, NC 27606

Daily Schedule:

Check here for the 2018 schedule.

Cost:

$2,500 per person. Cost will cover instruction, breakfasts and lunches each day, and one evening reception during the week.  Costs do not include travel and lodging expenses.

Contact us:

If you have any questions about the Data Science and Visualization Institute for Librarians, please contact us at one of the methods below.

Email: jigarret@ncsu.edu

Phone:  To speak to someone in person, contact Jennifer Garrett (Director of the Data Science and Visualization Institute for Librarians) at 919-513-0536 or using the email above.

Mailing address:
Data Science and Visualization Institute for Librarians
1070 Partners Way
Campus Box 7132
Raleigh, NC 27606

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