FAQ

Where and when will the Data Science and Visualization Institute for Librarians take place?

The Institute will take place May 13 - 17, 2019 at the James B. Hunt, Jr. Library (1070 Partners Way, Raleigh, NC 27606).

Who is the intended audience for the Institute?

The Data Science and Visualization Institute for Librarians is a week-long course providing the opportunity for librarians passionate about research and scholarship to immerse themselves in learning about data science and visualization in collaboration with academic peers. Ideal candidates for the Institute are librarians who have subject liaison responsibilities with active engagement with researchers and students.

Do I need to re-apply if I applied in 2018?

Yes, you will need toupdate and submit all required materials for the 2019 Institute.

When and how can I apply?

We will begin accepting applications in December 2018.

What will I need to provide for my application?

Please see the How to Apply page.

How many participants will be accepted?

We anticipate accepting between 25-30 applicants.

When will applicants be notified of acceptance?

We hope to be able to notify applicants of acceptance no later than March 1, 2019.

Do I need to know computer programming in order to participate?

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.

What is the cost for the Institute?

Cost is $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.

Will the sessions be recorded or streamed live?

Because we expect the sessions to be highly participatory and hands-on, they will not be recorded or streamed live.

Can I skip some sessions?

To create the best learning experience for everyone, we strongly encourage full participation in each session.

Do I need to bring a laptop?

We will provide laptops pre-loaded with the required software and application for use during the sessions. Plenty of power outlets will be available.

What meals will be provided?

A light breakfast, lunch, and break service (beverages and snacks) will be provided each day.

What is the program dress code?

Business casual is appropriate. Room temperatures can vary during the day, so bring layers to make sure you are comfortable.

Where do I stay while attending the conference?

Please see the Travel and Lodging page.

Where is the best place to park?

Parking on campus is by permit only. For those who need a visitor’s parking permit, we will send permits to park near the Hunt Library ahead of the event. Each permit is good for 1 day to park in spaces designated as visitor parking on this map (in purple).

Is there food and drink nearby?

Near the Hunt Library where the program will take place, campus dining and nearby Mission Valley Shopping Center offers several restaurants within walking distance.

Can I get to downtown Raleigh from campus?

The R-Line bus service is a free circulator bus that has stops throughout downtown Raleigh. More info on the R-Line route and map. More information about Downtown Raleigh at https://www.godowntownraleigh.com/

Can I take a tour of Hunt Library during the Institute?

During breaks and non-program time, you are welcome to explore the library with our self-guided handouts. We will also plan on a behind the scenes tour as part of the schedule.

I have more questions - who can I talk to?

If you have any questions about the Data Science and Visualization Institute for Librarians, please contact us. Email: jigarret@ncsu.edu. To speak to someone in person, contact Jennifer Garrett (Director of the Data Science and Visualization Institute for Librarians) at 919-513-0536.