Data literacy has become a fundamental skill as the volume, variety, and velocity at which data are being created grows rapidly and intersects more with our daily lives. No longer reserved for data scientists, the democratization of data means that more people have access to data with the power to analyze, create, and shape the future using tools that are user friendly and often free. The world today requires librarians to embrace a different approach to data and rethinking what we choose to collect and how we use data to make decisions. This session is designed with the goal of helping attendees understand the basics of data literacy – considering approaches to understanding, using, and communicating with data more effectively.
Speaker: Anatasia Diamond-Ortiz, Director, Lorain Public Library System in Lorain, Ohio
Moderator: Thérèse Kristine Mainville-Celso, McGill University
Unit Sponsors: IT Division, Leadership & Management Division, Military Division, Taxonomy Division