ASIS&T 2014 Annual Meeting 
Seattle, WA | October 31 - November 5, 2014

Responding to Emerging Data Workforce Demand: Harnessing Data Center Expertise

Carole L. Palmer1, Cheryl Annette Thompson1, Carol Tenopir2, Suzie Allard2, Matthew S. Mayernik3, James Kreft4
Graduate School of Library & Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States of America; 2School of Information Sciences, University of Tennessee at Knoxville; 3National Center for Atmospheric Research; 4Center for Integrated Data Analytics, U.S. Geological Survey

Monday, Nov. 3, 1:30pm


As demand for data expertise intensifies, educators are developing new programs to prepare professionals for emerging roles in data systems and services. They are challenged, however, by not knowing enough about evolving workforce needs and the state-of-the-art and emerging best practices at the forefront of the field. This interactive panel will report on recent studies on workforce demand and educational strategies that are meeting that demand through academic programs built in partnership with established data centers.