Data in Libraries: Data Processing and Visualization

Thursday, 11/2/2017
  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)

The world is becoming data-driven as business, academia, and the media embrace the analysis and visualization of data in their day-to-day activities.  As a result, library patrons now need not only help finding facts and figures, but help with turning that raw data into analysis and presentation. This webinar will describe and discuss data services for libraries, with a particular focus on the data visualization techniques and tools that are transforming how we analyze and understand our world.

This webinar is part 3 of a three-part series, Data in Libraries.

Session 1, Data in Libraries: Data Basics and The Reference Interview
Session 2, Data in Libraries: Open Data

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcome 1:

Understanding of the range and types of services that Libraries can provide relating to data.  Shared understanding of the needs of webinar attendees (based on live survey input) for data services.

Learning Outcome 2:

Identify ways that Libraries can respond to and serve data needs of their patrons, including a review of common statistical software and their benefits and limitations.

Learning Outcome 3:

Understanding of the role of data visualization in data analysis and presentation, and the tools and skills that support data visualization.

Who Should Attend

Academic librarians

Public librarians

Special librarians

Reference Librarians


Ryan Womack is currently the Data Librarian for the Rutgers University Libraries.  He has been a member of the library faculty of Rutgers University – New Brunswick since 1999.  His educational background includes an M.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.S. in Library Science from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, and an M.S. in Statistics and Biostatistics from Rutgers University – New Brunswick. His current role encompasses both public services for data and research data management, including the development of research guides, outreach and training for data, and providing support for quantitative research across a range of disciplines.  



Registration rates are as follows:

Participant Single Webinar Entire Series
RUSA members $45 $108 (save $27)     
ALA members $50 $120 (save $30)     
ALA student & retired members $25 $60 (save $15)
Non-members $65 $156 (save $39)
Group rate $99 single login,
$38/person multiple logins
(min. 2 people)
$237 (save $60)









How to Register

Register online


Tech Requirements

This webinar will be offered using Adobe Connect. Please ensure that you have Adobe Flash Player Version 10.1 or later on your computer. Audio for these sessions will be streamed over computer speakers and via a teleconference line. You will be able to ask questions and interact with the presenter and other webinar participants via chat.

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Thank you and we look forward to your participation!