Two birds one stone: Supporting data literacy and encouraging civic engagement using framework-inspired library programming [slides]

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Megan Carlton, Science Librarian and Assistant Professor (Creator)
Jo Klein, Geospatial and Data Visualization Librarian and Assistant Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Slides from presentation given October 18, 2019 at the North Carolina Library Association (NCLA) Conference in Winston Salem, NC. One of the challenges of supporting data literacy at the library is implementation across multiple levels of learning and areas of study. A similarly challenging task is encouraging civic engagement in and public understanding of government data -- especially important in recent years of political turmoil and shifting national policies on data and information. We’ll explore ways to accomplish both, by taking the audience through examples of library programming developed using the ACRL Framework, AASL and ISTE standards, and incorporating government data sources including: The US EPA’s EnviroAtlas, The US Census, and Takeaways: Why libraries are in a prime position to provide programming for government data and citizen science. How library programming contributes to data literacy for various stakeholders. How the ACRL framework, AASL and ISTE standards can be used to develop effective school, public, and academic library programming. How school, public, and academic libraries can become involved in citizen science and other government data initiatives.

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Language: English
Date: 2019
government data, data literacy, library programming, citizen science

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