Data Science and Visualization Institute for Librarians

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. Participants will 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.

Led by expert instructors, sessions will be interactive and will focus on mastery of core concepts, with hands-on exposure to select open source and highly used commercial tools. Sharing of practices and experiences across institutions will be 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.

Note: The deadline for submissions has passed.  Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status no later than February 17, 2017.  If you have any questions, contact us.

Sessions will address topics such as:

  • Data Exploration and Statistical Analysis
  • Bibliometric Analysis
  • Data Visualization
  • Version Control with Git and GitHub
  • Data Description, Sharing, and Reuse
  • Data Cleaning and Preparation
  • Web Scraping
  • Preparing Data for Qualitative Analysis
  • Mapping and Geospatial Visualization
  • Publisher and Funder Data Use Agreements

When:

April 24-28, 2017

Where:

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

Daily Schedule:

Check here for the most current daily 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: 

Phone:  To speak to someone in person, contact Honora Eskridge (Director of the Data Science and Visualization Institute for Librarians) at 919-515-6120.

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