Librarianship is a rapidly changing profession. David R. Lankes asserts that the mission of librarians is to improve society through facilitating knowledge creation in their communities. To fulfill this mission, we must be agile in learning new skills and new approaches to managing information. Due to the profusion of data, big and not-so-big across sectors, librarians require data management skills to serve our communities in all kinds of libraries: academic, public, and special.
This session will feature a panel of data librarians working in public, academic and special libraries. Panelists will describe the skills they use daily to work with different kinds of data and discuss methods for developing the knowledge they depend upon in their daily work. Delegates will learn more about this growing area of practice, and how data librarianship can contribute to information management in any sector.