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Building Your Research Data Management Toolkit: Integrating RDM into Your Liaison Work (ACRL Off-RoadShow Virtual Workshop)

May 22 @ 12:00 pm CDT 4:00 pm CDT

Please Note

This virtual workshop will take place over two half-days (May 22 – 12 pm to 4 pm CT (1 pm to 5 pm ET) & May 23 – 12 pm to 4 pm CT (1 pm to 5 pm ET). We only have 12 spaces available, so if you cannot attend both days, please leave the space open for someone who can. The workshop will be interactive, so it will not be recorded. Thanks!


Research data management has emerged as a need among academic researchers and liaisons are building skills in response. This online workshop will assist liaisons to identify their existing skills and mindsets that transfer to research data management services, and then create a learning plan for the RDM specific knowledge needed to serve their subject disciplines. Tools, hints, and tricks will be shared that facilitate partnerships on campus with disciplinary faculty and with other RDM service providers. Presenters will use interactive experiences to facilitate learning.

Who Should Participate?

This online workshop is an introductory level experience intended for liaisons who are seeking to engage with research data management for the first time, or who have a very basic knowledge of research data management. Attendees are not expected to have previous experience with research data management. The primary audience is subject liaison librarians; secondary audience includes senior library administrators, middle management and department heads, and technical services librarians and staff. Other campus partners such as Office of Research, Sponsored Programs, Technology Transfer, IRB, or campus IT may be interested but would be a tertiary audience.

Learning Outcomes

After attending this online workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify data within the research process and lifecycle in order to articulate the role of the libraries in the management of data to researchers.
  • Articulate specific existing skills that they already possess as librarians which transfer to data services in order to begin building a toolkit of research data management skills.
  • Learn how to develop expertise in the nuances of disciplinary requirements for data management.
  • Articulate the parts of a data management plan in order to describe its role as a living document within a research project.
  • Identify campus partners in research data management in order to create an environment of research data management support for their faculty.
  • Plan their next steps for engaging in research data management at their institution.

Tentative Schedule

Day 1: May 22, 2023 – 12 pm to 4 pm CT (1 pm to 5 pm ET)

12:00-12:15 pm: Welcome and Introduction
12:15-1:00 pm: Situating Libraries in Data
1:00-1:15 pm: Break
1:15-2:30 pm: Applying Liaison Skills to RDM
2:30-2:45 pm: Break
2:45-4:00 pm: Learning to Serve Your Discipline’s Data Needs

Day 2: May 23, 2023 – 12 pm to 4 pm CT (1 pm to 5 pm ET)

12:00-12:15 pm: Review of Day 1
12:15-1:45 pm: Planning for Data Management
1:45-2:00 pm: Break
2:00-3:15 pm: Developing Campus Partners and Collaborations
3:15-3:30 pm: Break
3:30-4:00 pm: Summary and Next Steps



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This online workshop will be hosted on the Southeast Florida Information Network’s Zoom platform. We’ll send you the link at least a week before the event.

This project was funded either under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services or the Library Cooperative Grant program. Florida’s LSTA and LCG programs are administered by the Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services. For FY2023, 71% of the total costs for the PLAN Continuing Education program ($218,429) is supported by federal money, and 29% of this program ($90,351) is supported by state money. The total budget of the project is $308,780.