Competencies for e-Science Librarians
- Determining Data Information Literacy Needs: A Study of Students and Research Faculty (2011) - Purdue University Libraries explore the needs for educational programs on data for graduate students and describes twelve initial competencies that could serve as the basis for educational programming on data information literacy.
- Data Management Skills Needed by Structural Engineering Students: A Case Study at the University of Minnesota (2013) - University of Minnesota Libraries explore the research data skills needed by students and therefore needed by instructors.
- Digital Curation in the Academic Library Job Market (2012) – Examination of 110 job listings conducted by at team at the University of North Texas to identify what competencies individuals need to work in digital curation. Job ads serve as a crucial indicator of what the requirements are for a qualified workforce in the area of digital curation.
- Upskilling Liaison Librarians for Research Data Management (2012) - A summary of the literature exploring the competencies required by librarians to adopt roles in research data management.
- The Problem of Data: Data Curation Education: A Snapshot (2012) – The second report included in this CLIR publication on the Problem of Data, this report discusses the current landscape of data curation education programs.
- An Assessment of Needed Competencies to Promote the Data Curation and Management Librarianship of Health Sciences, Science and Technology Librarians in New England (2012) – Study on data curation and management competencies needed by health sciences and science and technology librarians to support nascent and future patron and institutional e-Science research endeavors. Data from this research will be used to align a curriculum with the educational needs of an online e-Science portal community of users, and create relevant future professional development for librarians interested in data curation and e-Science librarianship.
- Re-skilling for Research (2012) – Investigates researchers’ information needs and maps the skills and knowledge that librarians need to meet these needs. Offers a comparison of different models of library support for researchers, comparisons of current job descriptions, and training opportunities for librarians.
- Education for eScience Professionals: Job Analysis, Curriculum Guidance, and Program Considerations (2011) – Article focuses on the areas of work encompassed within the term e-Science librarianship. Reports results of job analysis of 5 master’s students in targeted internship settings that can be used for program development in iSchools curricula.
- E-Science Librarianship: Field Undefined (2011) – Authors analyze job advertisements for e-Science related positions and the use of the term e-Science to explore what is meant by e-science librarianship. Conclusion of their analysis is that e-science librarianship at present is not a defined field and librarian roles in e-science are nebulous.
- Education for e-Science Professionals: Integrating Data Curation and Cyberinfrastructure (2011) – Explores the knowledge skills and competencies needed by e-Science information professionals and how these can be encompassed in library and information school curricula.
- Education for New Roles: What does the science library/informatics professional need to know and be able to do? – Proceedings from the 2008 ARL/CNI Forum, Reinventing Science Librarianship.
- Skills, Role & Career Structure of Data Scientists & Curators: Assessment of Current Practice & Future Needs (2008) – Study commissioned by UK’s JISC to examine and make recommendations on the role and career development of data scientists and data librarians. Provides nomenclature and definition of roles for data professionals.