Tuesday, September 24, 2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Navigating Data Use in Academic Libraries
Academic libraries face growing opportunities and challenges regarding the amount and types of data they capture; the privacy and ethical responsibilities surrounding that data; and a desire to make data-driven decisions to improve services and best support their campus communities. Join Abigail Goben to discuss obligations and issues academic librarians are currently facing with data capture and use data and consider strategies to engage with students, faculty and administration on the future of library-generated data.
1) Participants will review data capture obligations in order to understand potential benefits and harm.
2) Participants will consider ways to engage campus stakeholders about data practices
Abigail Goben, MLS, is an Associate Professor and Librarian at the University of Illinois at Chicago Library of the Health Sciences. She teaches data management and evidence based practice and is the Data Management Coordinator and liaison to the College of Dentistry. Her primary research focuses on policies and education surrounding research data. Goben is a co-investigator of the IMLS-funded Data Doubles project, which is examining student perceptions of library learning analytics. Goben is an active member of LITA and ACRL. Outside of library and research work, Goben is an avid knitter. She blogs at Hedgehog Librarian and can be found on Twitter as @hedgielib.