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NNLM MAR is Offering 2 ‘Special’ Professional Development Awards for those Attending the Data Science and Visualization Institute

If you are a librarian in the NNLM Middle Atlantic Region which includes Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania and you are accepted into the Data Science and Visualization Institute for Librarians being held April 24-28, 2017 at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library, North Carolina State University,  NNLM MAR is offering 2 ‘special’ professional development awards to support the $2,500 registration fee.

This is a week-long course providing the opportunity for librarians passionate about research and scholarship to immerse themselves in learning about data science and visualization in collaboration with academic peers. Participants will develop knowledge, skills, and confidence to communicate effectively with faculty and student researchers about their data and be able to provide initial consultancy on the course topics. Led by expert instructors, sessions will be interactive and will focus on mastery of core concepts, with hands-on exposure to select open source and highly used commercial tools. Sharing of practices and experiences across institutions will be encouraged.

Application deadline for the Institute is 11:59 pm EST on January 27, 2017. 

Contact Renae Barger by Jan. 27 at if you have submitted an application for the Data Science and Visualization Institute and you are interested in one of these ‘special’ professional development awards.  Awards will be given on a first-come, first-served basis after notification of acceptance. 

** On January 17 at 1:00 PM, Benjamin Hoover, Access Services and Instruction Librarian at Penn State College of Medicine’s Harrell Health Sciences Library will share his experience and takeaways from the Data Visualization Institute at North Carolina State University Libraries and talk about implementing a Data Visualization Program at the Penn State College of Medicine.  Register for the webinar.

Sent on behalf of
Renae Barger
Associate Director/ Research, Instruction and Clinical Information Services
Executive Director/ National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region


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