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Data Information Literacy: Engaging with the Undergraduate Health Sciences Population
The Medical Library Association’s Guide to Data Management for Librarians (2016)
  • Yasmeen Shorish
  • Carolyn Schubert
Data management has been recognized as important for faculty and graduate students, yet developing the foundational content and necessary skills should begin in undergraduate curriculum.  A significant body of research regarding data management knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors provides opportunities for translation back into the undergraduate experience.  To help identify strategies and areas in the health curriculum that are relevant to data management for undergraduates, this chapter will explore three areas of engagement: liaison librarians, the undergraduate research experience, and the research process as it relates to the Institutional Review Board. By integrating data information literacy into these areas, librarians can help prepare undergraduate populations interested in health-related fields to engage with data in their careers and graduate studies.
  • data information literacy,
  • undergraduate,
  • health science,
  • data management
Publication Date
Fall 2016
Lisa Federer
Rowman & Littlefield
Medical Library Association Books Series
Publisher Statement
Technological advances and the rise of collaborative, interdisciplinary approaches have changed the practice of research. The 21st century researcher not only faces the challenge of managing increasingly complex datasets, but also new data sharing requirements from funders and journals. Success in today’s research enterprise requires an understanding of how to work effectively with data, yet most researchers have never had any formal training in data management.
Libraries have begun developing services and programs to help researchers meet the demands of the data-driven research enterprise, giving librarians exciting new opportunities to use their expertise and skills. The Medical Library Association Guide to Data Management for Librarians highlights the many ways that librarians are addressing researchers’ changing needs at a variety of institutions, including academic, hospital, and government libraries. Each chapter ends with “pearls of wisdom,” a bulleted list of 5-10 takeaway messages from the chapter that will help readers quickly put the ideas from the chapter into practice.
From theoretical foundations to practical applications, this book provides a background for librarians who are new to data management as well as new ideas and approaches for experienced data librarians.
Citation Information
Yasmeen Shorish and Carolyn Schubert. "Data Information Literacy: Engaging with the Undergraduate Health Sciences Population" ChicagoThe Medical Library Association’s Guide to Data Management for Librarians (2016)
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