Course Description

LIS 9379A-650 (Fall 2021)   Special Topic: Introduction to Data Librarianship

Instructor: M. McCaffrey

Course Description
The acquisition, management, and retrieval of numerical information. Public, private and academic sector data gathering, statistical production and dissemination, warehousing and management, repositories and consortia, user needs and the reference interview, data extraction and manipulation, and privacy issues. Focus will be on socio-economic aggregated data (statistics) and disaggregated data (microdata).

Course Syllabi for LIS 9379A-650 (Fall 2021)
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Prerequisites: GRADLIS 9002, 9003

0.5 course

Program Content Areas
Connecting People with Information
Information Organization, Curation and Access

Learning Outcomes
1. respond to fast changing developments in data access in a spirit of intellectual inquiry based on sound analysis of authoritative information (from Goal 2, Obj. 2, 3);
2. identify, select, acquire, organize, describe and provide access to numerical information in aggregated and disaggregated form in a variety of formats (from Goal 2 Obj. 3,4);
3. identify the needs of data users and develop collections and services to meet these needs (from Goal 2, Obj. 5);
4. communicate and work cooperatively and efficiently with others in providing data reference services and responding to inquiries (from Goal 2, Obj. 5).
MLIS Program Level Learning Outcomes
MLIS Program Goals and Objectives