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Drexel iSchool announces launch of IMLS-Funded LIS Education and Data Science-Integrated Network

29 Oct 2020 21:03 | iSchools News (Administrator)

The Metadata Research Center, Drexel College of Computing & Informatics (CCI), in partnership with Montana State University Library, UC San Diego Library, and OCLC, has been awarded $887,154 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for the LIS Education and Data Science-Integrated Network Group (LEADING). LEADING is Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian (LB21) National Digital Infrastructures and Initiatives project that will build data science capacity through recruiting, training and developing the library workforce.

The LEADING project will officially launch Nov. 1, 2020, building off the highly successful LEADS initiative and extending the data science educational pipeline to a broader range of participants. LEADING will prepare a diverse, nationwide cohort of 50 LIS doctoral students and early to mid-career librarians for data science endeavors. LEADING’s model includes community hubs at Montana State University and UC San Diego, a co-educational hub at the global library cooperative, OCLC and 14 member nodes that will serve as mentoring sites. Drexel University’s Metadata Research Center will also serve as the central-coordinating hub facilitating collaboration amongst all partners.

Read more on the Drexel iSchool website.

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