Connecting the Dots for Data Information Literacy: What Data Skills Do E-Scientists Need?

Tuesday, February 04 | 2:30PM–4:30PM | Court Assembly Foyer
Session Type: Professional Development

What digital and information literacy skills will e-scientists need to deal with data? The Data Information Literacy (DIL) project ( brought together four research libraries to identify data trends and skills needed by graduate students across the STEM disciplines and to collaborate with faculty to develop and implement curricula to address those needs. In this session, project members will describe data information literacy and what the team learned through faculty and graduate student interviews, discipline-based literature reviews, environmental scans, and curriculum implementation and gather input from session attendees on DIL competencies.


OUTCOMES: Understand data information literacy and emerging data information literacy competencies * Identify potential methods for developing effective needs assessments and instructional strategies for teaching data curation/management skills to students * Articulate relevant data information literacy skills