Data & Visualization Instruction Support

The Data & Visualization Services department provides instruction on a variety of topics, including orienting students to our data & visualization resources and services, effective visualization design, and how to create charts and analyze data using tools like Tableau, Excel, R and Python. Below are descriptions of some of our most popular instruction offerings. 

Contact us if you have questions about the materials below, are interested in scheduling an instruction session, or would like to consult on other data and visualization topics. 

Data & Visualization Bingo

This session is a fun and hands-on orientation to data analysis and visualization services at the library and easy-to-use data resources. Students will learn about simple mapping tools, census data, tools to create infographics and interactive visualizations, different data formats, and much more. One 60 minute session recommended.

Elements of Visualization Design

This session is an interactive workshop that guides students on how to choose the best chart types for their data and includes a primer on design principles. It includes a hands-on visualization makeover using Google Sheets charts. At least one 90 minute session recommended.

Getting Started with Data Analysis & Creating Graphs

This session introduces students to core data concepts, visualization principles, and easy-to-use tools to create charts and graphs, such as Tableau or Excel. At least one 90 minute session recommended.

Introduction to R or Python for Data Analysis

This session introduces students to core data principles and data analysis and visualization using R or Python. At least two to three 90 minute sessions recommended.