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As information literacy needs of graduate students change and expand, library initiatives should respond with approaches that align holistically with users’ perspectives by incorporating areas like research data into existing information literacy instruction programs. This presentation will provide a model for subject and instruction librarians to use to promote their skills and expertise within their organizations’ existing or yet to be developed research data efforts. For institutions that already have positions dedicated to research data, subject and instruction librarians can learn how to market their value in enhancing research data instruction. At libraries where research data services are nascent or still under consideration, librarians can leverage the examples provided in this presentation to promote expansion or adoption of these efforts. Drawing from experiences at the presenters’ institution, this presentation provides support for combining information literacy and research data into a comprehensive and coherent instruction program.


Slides from presentation at Library Instruction West 2014 in Portland, OR on July 25, 2014.