Category Archives: Data

Making Data Relevant at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

We caught up in May with Eleanor Tutt of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, who also has funding from IMLS to work on data but with a focus on citizen engagement with data. Here’s an excerpt from a blog post outlining … Continue reading

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Ethical Data Example: Black Bears and GPS Tracking

Here’s a snip of a cool article from the Smithsonian that reminds us that while data collection and sharing can be great, sometimes data’s immediacy can cause new problems and it’s important to put the brakes on. Sure, park rangers at Yosemite … Continue reading

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Data Viz: News Deserts

The Columbia Journalism Review has been assembling a national map showing “news deserts” around the United States. It’s utterly fascinating. In some states, like Nebraska, nearly half the state does not have a daily newspaper (or hasn’t reported one). How does that … Continue reading

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Our data literacy project featured in School Library Journal!

Thank you to Carli Spina and School Library Journal for featuring the work of our project alongside that of Eleanor Tutt and her team at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Catherine d’Ignazio and Samantha Viotty of Emerson College’s Engagement Lab. From Spina’s … Continue reading

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Library 2.017 Presentation: Four Out of Five Dentists Say Coca-Cola Cures Cancer!: Data Literacy Strategies to Help Patrons Identify Fake – or Just Bad – Information

Hello! Thanks to Steve Hargadon for encouraging me to participate in today’s Library 2.017 conference on digital literacy and fake news with a short presentation on data literacy strategies. My slide deck is here, and you can view the archived … Continue reading

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Registration open for 4T Data Literacy conference July 20-21!

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Spotting Bad Science

I keep mentioning this resource to folks, so I figured I’d post it here for you. Source

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The 4T Virtual Conference Has Sunsetted!

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4T Data Literacy Conference Coming July 14-15: free and online!

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Slides from STL in STL

Hello from St. Louis! It was an honor to be here  at the STL in STL conference to talk about my two ongoing projects. Here are the slide decks: Building K-8 Maker Culture Data Visualization for High Schoolers (slide deck … Continue reading

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