Data is for everybody, which means it’s most definitely for librarians. The habits and skills that librarians use every day are the same ones that can be utilized to paint a clearer picture of their world. Data is cataloging, acquisitions, and even reference and instruction. Data is everywhere, so long as you know how to think about it. Becca and Kim are going to tear away the veil of mystery that can hang around data and empower everybody to reveal the stories buried in their own data. Whether interested in data about libraries and library workers, or data from libraries, or even learning about the curation, management and use of data by libraries and their patrons, this is for you.
Becca Bley, MLS, is a former Reference & Systems Librarian and now works as an Analytics Engineer for a logistics software company. Becca spent 7 years working in higher education librarianship before turning to data work.
Kimberly Herrington, Data Journalist and Creator of #BuffaloBusinessIntelligence. Kimberly has a wealth of experience getting hands-on with data in the health world, and is excited to find stories in numbers. She stays on top of health analytics trends to create clever data stories and content that bring value to the organization. Kimberly was recently nominated in two categories for InfoTechWNY's BETAS 2021 Awards.