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Working as a Data Librarian

by Eric O. Johnson


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Many librarians' job responsibilities increasingly require them to understand and handle data. Learn how to be an effective data librarian—even if you never expected to need data skills.

  • Acquaints readers with the fast-growing field of data librarianship

  • Teaches librarians the fundamental skills needed to be a data librarian

  • Offers best practices for data reference interviewing, finding data sources, data visualization, data literacy, the data lifecycle, metadata design, database design, understanding data management, and preparing data management plans

  • Helps librarians to support creativity and research and to run outreach programs

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