New from ACRL - “The Data Literacy Cookbook”
For Immediate Release
CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “The Data Literacy Cookbook,” edited by Kelly Getz and Meryl Brodsky. This latest offering in the ACRL cookbook series contains a multitude of approaches to and lesson plans for teaching data literacy.
Today’s students create and are confronted with many kinds of data in multiple formats. Data literacy enables students and researchers to access, interpret, critically assess, manage, handle, and ethically use data.
"The Data Literacy Cookbook" includes simple activities to self-paced learning modules to for-credit and discipline-specific courses. Sixty-five recipes are organized into nine sections based on learning outcomes:
- Interpreting Polls and Surveys
- Finding and Evaluating Data
- Data Manipulation and Transformation
- Data Visualization
- Data Management and Sharing
- Geospatial Data
- Data in the Disciplines
- Data Literacy Outreach and Engagement
- Data Literacy Programs and Curricula
Many sections have overlapping learning outcomes, so you can combine recipes from multiple sections to whip up a scaffolded curriculum. "The Data Literacy Cookbook" provides librarians with lesson plans, strategies, and activities to help guide students as both consumers and producers in the data life cycle.
“The Data Literacy Cookbook” is available for purchase in print and as an ebook through the ALA Online Store; in print through Amazon.com; and by telephone order at (866) 746-7252 in the U.S. or (770) 442-8633 for international customers.
The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) is the higher education association for academic libraries and library workers. Representing more than 8,000 individuals and libraries, ACRL (a division of the American Library Association) develops programs, products, and services to help those working in academic and research libraries learn, innovate, and lead within the academic community. Founded in 1940, ACRL is committed to advancing learning, transforming scholarship, and creating diverse and inclusive communities. Find ACRL on the web, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.