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Join the Data Community!

Does your job require you to be involved in some aspect of the data lifecycle?  Or perhaps you are interested in gaining skills with regard to this burgeoning area of expertise for librarians and information professionals?

The Data Community is for information professionals in all disciplines (from humanities to finance to science). It aims to promote a network of librarians that can help each other expand their skills in various aspects of data librarianship, including data collection, data analysis, data visualization, data sharing, and database management. It strongly believes that engagement gained from this community can be passed along into other SLA communities. We would love to partner with other groups!

This community began in 2014, halted in 2019 due to lack of leadership, and is now back! Our goals are:

  • Set up a sustainable backend base for future leadership
  • Provide training/webinar programs
  • Build a website with recommended data-related resources
  • Bring in volunteers--We need you!
  • Encourage member discussion

If you would like to be a member of this community, or are interested in volunteering, please fill out this survey so we can get to know you:  

If you have any questions, please contact one of the Data Community co-chairs.