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1 Data Needs & Data Services: Librarians as Communicator, Conduit, Consultant, Collaborator Minglu Wang & Ka-Neng Au John Cotton Dana Library Rutgers University Libraries Newark, New Jersey, USA

2 Rutgers University Libraries A-LIEP 2011 Objectives & Rationale Extending library services beyond providing access to data Addressing campus needs related to data –Retrieval –Management –Analysis –Presentation Developing different roles as librarians

3 Rutgers University Libraries A-LIEP 2011 Methodology Needs assessment – Graduate students Surveyed their usage of statistical software packages Surveyed their training needs for statistical software packages

4 Rutgers University Libraries A-LIEP 2011 Methodology Needs assessment - Research Centers, Departments Attended group meetings Held personal consultations Exchanged messages

5 Rutgers University Libraries A-LIEP 2011 Outcomes Graduate Students

6 Rutgers University Libraries A-LIEP 2011 COMMUNICATOR

7 Rutgers University Libraries A-LIEP 2011 Workshops on software packages Taught students how to conduct basic statistical analysis and generate graphs with SAS, SPSS, R, and STATA

8 Rutgers University Libraries A-LIEP 2011 Library Research Guide on Popular Statistical Software Created a guide to workshop material and online learning resources.

9 Rutgers University Libraries A-LIEP 2011 Outcomes Research Centers, Departments, & Schools

10 Rutgers University Libraries A-LIEP 2011 CONDUIT

11 Rutgers University Libraries A-LIEP 2011 Guide to International Trade Statistics One in a series of online resource guides for the Rutgers Business School

12 Rutgers University Libraries A-LIEP 2011 Event Data Resources Guide Created a guide for locating and downloading various event datasets for the Division of Global Affairs

13 Rutgers University Libraries A-LIEP 2011 CONSULTANT

14 Rutgers University Libraries A-LIEP 2011 New Jersey Databank Selected and located data sources for this project managed by the School of Public Affairs and Administration

15 Rutgers University Libraries A-LIEP 2011 Online Data Resource Guide Created a guide to online data resources for Newark Schools Research Collaborative

16 Rutgers University Libraries A-LIEP 2011 Library Research Guide on Data Management Created a guide to online resources, tutorials, and data management plans

17 Rutgers University Libraries A-LIEP 2011 Student Placement Test Effectiveness Project Conducted logistic regression analysis to determine the effectiveness of placement tests, based on data collected by the English Department. SAT WRITING SCORE PROBABILITY OF SUCCESS IN CLASS 101 SAT WRITING SCORE PROBABILITY OF SUCCESS IN CLASS

18 Rutgers University Libraries A-LIEP 2011 COLLABORATOR

19 Rutgers University Libraries A-LIEP 2011 Diversity of Rutgers-Newark Students Assisted the Diversity Research Center with data visualization.

20 Rutgers University Libraries A-LIEP 2011 Thematic maps Mapped census data for multiple metropolitan areas to show the relationship between racial segregation and poverty, for Prof. David Troutt of the Law School - Newark.

21 Rutgers University Libraries A-LIEP 2011 COMMUNICATOR CONDUIT CONSULTANT COLLABORATOR Conclusion

22 Rutgers University Libraries A-LIEP 2011 QUESTIONS? COMMENTS? Minglu Wang Ka-Neng Au


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