Volume 55, Issue 1 p. 722-725
Computer Science

Confronting the expanse of data education: From local open data to global cyberinfrastructure

Carole Palmer

Carole Palmer

Information School, University of Washington, USA

Search for more papers by this author
Jane Greenberg

Jane Greenberg

Information Science Department, Drexel University, USA

Search for more papers by this author
Xia Lin

Xia Lin

Information Science Department, Drexel University, USA

Search for more papers by this author
James Howison

James Howison

School of Information, University of Texas-Austin, USA

Search for more papers by this author
Nicholas Weber

Nicholas Weber

Information School, University of Washington, USA

Search for more papers by this author
Sam Oh

Sam Oh

LIS & Data Science, Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), Republic of Korea

Search for more papers by this author
Angela Murillo

Angela Murillo

School of Informatics and Computing, Department of Library and Information Science at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, USA

Search for more papers by this author
First published: 01 February 2019

ABSTRACT

As the demand for data science and data-intensive capabilities grows in all sectors, educators in schools of information and library and information science are working to deepen and expand their programs to meet workforce expectations. This panel will examine current trends and investments in data education and professionalization, with an emphasis on the unique contributions information professionals bring to the data workforce. Educators will present on current initiatives that represent the breadth and complexity of preparing information professionals for work in data intensive environments. Their unique approaches anticipate and respond to workforce demand, address significant educational challenges, and offer models for making progress within the varying contexts of schools in different regions of the U.S. and Asia. Half of the session will be reserved for audience engagement designed to leverage and share the wealth of experience of the educators and students in attendance. The exchange will generate ideas about new directions and successful approaches that educators can apply to set priorities, position their programs, and collaborate to enrich and provide leadership in data education.