Foundations of Citizen Science/Libraries as Hubs for Citizen Science

For more infomation on this course, or to schedule, please contact the NNLM Training Office at nto@utah.edu.

What is citizen science? How can I get involved? This 2 hour, on-demand, online class from NNLM and SciStarter.org introduces citizen science for librarians, staff, and community-based organization leaders and includes clear, specific instructions and case studies on how a small, midsize, or large library or organization can bring citizen science activities and programs to their community.

Course URLs: https://scistarter.org/nlm 

Learning Objectives:

Attendees will be able to:

  1. Recognize the importance of your involvement in scientific research to address real-world problems scientists cannot solve without you.
  2. Complete Citizen Science projects using critical science skills, such as making and testing hypotheses; gathering, analyzing and interpreting data; making and sharing observations; and developing and communicating evidence-based arguments.
  3. Apply strategies for introducing citizen science to your communities and promoting sharing of health information and resources.
  4. Apply strategies for broadening and deepening your awareness, interest and engagement with citizen science.
  5. Apply strategies for engaging and supporting other people in citizen science activities that address societal needs through libraries/sites.

MLA CE Credit: 2