Available Until 10/16/2024

Research Data Services (RDS) “Shop Talk” with NNLM Region 2*

For more information or to schedule this course, please contact Elizabeth Roth at rothel@musc.edu

Libraries are key partners in supporting research data services (RDS) at colleges and universities. Whether you are just starting out, or have well-developed services and partnerships, join us to “talk shop” and learn from five colleagues doing RDS work at institutions located in Region 2. This will be in lightning talk format, with time for Q&A and discussion. Featured presenters:

  • Megan Sheffield, Emory University
  • Savannah Kelly, University of Mississippi
  • Marla Hertz, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Ali Krzton, Auburn University
  • Mandy Swygart-Hobaugh, Georgia State University

Resource URLhttps://www.nnlm.gov/training/class/research-data-services-rds-shop-talk-region-2

This course is an approved elective for the Level I Data Services Specialization.

Learning Objectives

  • Compare two distinct career pathways in research data services.
  • Understand the successes and challenges of running an R programming course for graduate students.
  • Learn effective communication strategies when providing data services to researchers.
  • Explore steps needed to build a research data policy at an academic institution.
  • Identify online platforms to implement digital badging for data literacy and coding courses.


  • Introduction (5 min)
  • Presentation 1 + Q&A (15 min)
  • Presentation 2 + Q&A (15 min)
  • Presentation 3 + Q&A (15 min)
  • Presentation 4 + Q&A (15 min)
  • Presentation 5 + Q&A (15 min)
  • Discussion (10 min)

MLA CE Credits: 1.5