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Call for Proposals Extended: Southeast Data Librarian Symposium (Online Oct. 7-9) — New Deadline Monday, Aug. 10

(via Nina Exner, Virginia Commonwealth University)

The 2020 Southeast Data Librarian Symposium (SEDLS) invites proposals for virtual workshops, short talks, and poster presentations at its 2020 meeting. More information on the event is available here. Important dates and deadlines are below.

  • The SEDLS 2020 conference will be held online from Wednesday, October 7, to Friday, October 9.
  • The deadline for proposals–currently Friday, July 24–has been extended to Monday, August 10 (closing at 11:00 PM CDT).

The Southeast Data Librarian Symposium is intended to provide an opportunity for librarians and other research data specialists to explore developments in the field of data librarianship, including the management and sharing of research data. Topics of particular interest this year include the following.

  • using available tools for research data management
  • using data analysis and data visualization tools
  • data support for undergraduate research
  • addressing data literacy in the curriculum

In addition to learning about new work in the field, attendees will have the opportunity to network and build partnerships with regional colleagues.

It is open to all who wish to attend, including LIS students, data managers, and data scientists. The program will consist of workshops, short presentations, and networking opportunities over a three-day period.

Submit your proposal here.

Zoom Pro for secure discussions at the event is provided by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro University Libraries. We understand that videoconferencing is not optimized for universal design and accessibility. Please contact the conference organizers as soon as possible if you anticipate wanting accessibility support, so that we can design an approach that fits as much of our community as possible.

Questions should be directed to se.datalibrarian@gmail.com. See the SEDLS 2020 website for continued updates and information about the symposium. Follow @SEDataLibrarian on Twitter.

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