Purdue University in Indiana hosted the Data Information Literacy (DIL) Symposium this year, a culmination of the IMLS funded research project on the DIL needs of technology driven research scientists. A dense, two-day session of seminars, discussions and poster presentation focused on experts from the field discussing their work as librarians to provide data services.
While the DIL Symposium recording is not yet posted for viewing, many of the materials are available online including presentation slides, one page descriptions of DIL competencies, and research posters. There’s also a Lib Guide hosted by Purdue with information on Instruction, Marketing, and Learning Objectives.
For librarians and other research support staff at any stage of their own data services, the topics covered at the DIL Symposium is a great knowledge source, with more information to come. Keep an eye on the DIL site’s news page and twitter for upcoming events and resources.