EBSS Current Topics Discussions

EBSS Current Topics Discussions are organized by the EBSS Members-at-Large.

2017-2018 Members-at-Large: Cass Kvenild and Yu-Hui Chen

Current Topics Discussion: Practical Data Management, December 8, 2017


Please join us on Friday, December 8 at 1:00 PM Central Time (11:00 AM Pacific Time and 2:00 PM EST) to discuss Practical Data Management: Applying Social Science Liaison Skills to Research Data.  Our speakers will be Abigail Goben at the University of Illinois at Chicago Library of the Health Sciences and Spencer Acadia at the University of Kentucky Libraries.

Abigail Goben, MLS, is an Associate Professor and Data and Liaison Librarian at the University of Illinois at Chicago Library of the Health Sciences. Her research focuses on institutional data policies; educational needs in research data management; and open access. Goben is engaged with efforts on campus surrounding research data management and data governance for the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System. Beyond UIC, Goben is active with the Library Information Technology Association and Association for College and Research Libraries. She was the co-developer of the ACRL Research Data Management Road Show and presents this workshop at national and international locations. She blogs at http://hedgehoglibrarian/.

Spencer Acadia (PhD sociology, MA psychology, MLS) is Social Sciences Librarian at the University of Kentucky Libraries. Through active membership and committee appointments in national and international organizations, he has worked with academic, public, and government information scholars and professionals globally on such topics as knowledge management, social sciences data management, behavior analysis, and cultural heritage activities. He is actively involved in the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA), the International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology (IASSIST), the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), and the International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA). Spencer has previously published with the American Library Association, the British Sociological Association, de Gruyter Saur, Elsevier, Gale, and Taylor & Francis. 

Description: Even with foundational information, identifying and starting practical application of Research Data Management (RDM) as a social science liaison can feel overwhelming. Join Abigail Goben, MLS and Spencer Acadia, PhD, MA, MLS to discuss your potential level of library engagement; identify liaison skills that correlate to the research data life cycle; hear about the current experience of a social science liaison on the ground; and plan target partners throughout the library and organization for collaboration in RDM support. 

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