Tackling Data in Libraries: Opportunities and Challenges in Serving User Communities
Submit proposals at http://www.iolug.org
Deadline is Friday, March 1, 2019
Submissions are invited for the IOLUG Spring 2019 Conference, to be held May 10th in Indianapolis, IN. Submissions are welcomed from all types of libraries and on topics related to the theme of data in libraries.
Libraries and librarians work with data every day, with a variety of applications – circulation, gate counts, reference questions, and so on. The mass collection of user data has made headlines many times in the past few years. Analytics and privacy have, understandably, become important issues both globally and locally. In addition to being aware of the data ecosystem in which we work, libraries can play a pivotal role in educating user communities about data and all of its implications, both favorable and unfavorable.
The Conference Planning Committee is seeking proposals on topics related to data in libraries, including but not limited to:
- Using tools/resources to find and leverage data to solve problems and expand knowledge,
- Data policies and procedures,
- Harvesting, organizing, and presenting data,
- Data-driven decision making,
- Learning analytics,
- Metadata/linked data,
- Data in collection development,
- Using data to measure outcomes, not just uses,
- Using data to better reach and serve your communities,
- Libraries as data collectors,
- Big data in libraries,
- Social justice/Community Engagement,
- Storytelling, (https://web.stcloudstate.edu/pmiltenoff/lib490/)
- Libraries as positive stewards of user data.