Local, state and federal governments are releasing data in new ways. Property maps, school quality information and census statistics - all of these are examples of open data that give people the tools they need to learn and advocate for their causes. This web conference will explore how librarians are using open data, teaching others about it, and even creating it. You’ll learn about tools you can implement in your own library and hear stories from libraries that have partnered with their local and state governments. Armed with practical tools and experiences, you’ll be ready to start diving into open data to help your library and community!
All library professionals, employers, LIS students, and educators are invited to participate in the second Library 2.019 mini-conference, Open Data, which will be held online on Wednesday, June 5th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time.
Organizers are also seeking volunteer moderators for sessions rooms--email firstname.lastname@example.org if you might be able to help.
This is a free event, being held live online and also recorded.
REGISTER HERE to attend live and/or to receive the recording links afterward.
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Air Quality Data through Community Engagement in Public Libraries
Catalina Escobar, Co-Founder | Ana Restrepo, Project Director
Data Counts! Using Data Literacy to Reach Hard-to-Count Communities
Jeff Lambert, Digital Literacy Coordinator
Data Toolbox: 25 Free Tools for the Data Librarian
Jim Craner, Library Technology Strategist, The Galecia Group
FAIR finds: Seeking and re-using open data
Adrienne Canino, Data + Science Outreach Librarian, University of Rochester River Campus Libraries
Libraries in Community Data Partnerships: The Civic Switchboard Project
Aaron Brenner, Associate University Librarian for Digital Scholarship and Creation | Nora Mattern, Scholarly Communications Librarian
Participatory Development of an Open Source Broadband Measurement Platform for Public Libraries
Chris Ritzo, Program Management and Community Lead at Measurement Lab, Measurement Lab, Simmons University | Dr. Colin Rhinesmith
Public Libraries as Leaders in the Open Data Movement
David Green, Library Systems Manager + Open Data Program Manager | Dave Pcolar | Luke Stroud
The Presence of Library-Related Datasets on State and State Capital Open Government Data (OGD) Sites
Sandra Hirsh, School of Information; San Jose State University
Washington State: Harnessing the Power of Where. Open Data
Joanne Markert, Washington State GIS Coordinator, WATech, Office of the Chief Information Officer
The School of Information at San José State University is the founding conference sponsor.
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Recordings from previous years are available under the Archives tab at Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0 YouTube channel.