BLC Webinar: Taking the Next Step: Library Carpentry & Data Stewardship

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Library Carpentry provides you with an introduction to tools used to automate and improve processes and research. These tools are a piece of data stewardship, or the responsibility one has to ensure their data are safe, accessible, usable, and trusted. Each individual that works with data on a campus -- from a librarian compiling usage statistics to an anthropologist coding a survey -- has a hand in data stewardship. Further, as funding agencies and sponsors begin to closely examine non-compliance, skills associated with good data stewardship practices will be critical to the future success of research efforts. 

In this talk, we will explore the link between Library Carpentry, libraries, and data stewardship, as well as next steps you can take on your campus and beyond to further your skills and service offerings.  

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About Thea Atwood:

Thea (pronounced “tey-ah”) Atwood is the Data Services Librarian at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She received her MSLIS from Syracuse University in 2012, where she focused on e-Science Librarianship -- an early iteration of the Data Science certification. Atwood leads the Data Services program at UMass Amherst, which includes providing individual data management consultations, workshops, and oversight in the development and support of the data repository. More broadly, she works to initiate culture change around data management practices, including through implementation of a research data management strategic plan. When Atwood is not leading through change, she is at her home in western Massachusetts, where she enjoys painting, bullet journaling, and hanging out with her spouse, goofy three-year-old, and two cats.