Latin American & Caribbean Studies Data Workshop 2019

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Latin American & Caribbean Studies Data Workshop 2019

May 15-16, 2019

This two-day in-depth data service boot camp is for subject librarians and area specialists related to Latin America and Caribbean studies (LACS). This workshop is designed to provide in-depth knowledge about data reference services, data visualization tools and resources, digital humanities projects, and research data management services. 

Registration is closed.

Resources (forthcoming)

Lodging information


5/15/2019 (Wednesday)

08:30 - 09:00      Breakfast

09:00 - 09:30      Introduction of workshop

Barbara Alvarez (Head of International Studies, Librarian for Latin American, Caribbean & Iberian studies, Romance Languages & Literatures, and Comparative Literature)

09:30 -11:00       LACS data in the IGOs databases: retrieval and analysis

Jungwon Yang (International Government Information and Public Policy Librarian)

11:20 -11:30        Welcome and Clark Library introduction

Tim Utter ( Manager of Clark Library)

11:30 - 12:00      Latin American map collections at the University of Michigan

Karl Longstreth ( Map Librarian)

12:00 - 13:30      Lunch

13:30 - 14:30      Finding and Using Census Data

Catherine Morse ( Political Science, Law, and US Gov Info librarian)

15:00 - 16:30       Preserving Community Histories, Language, and Traditional Knowledge: Ethical Considerations for Cultural Research Data

Edras Rodriguez-Torres (Resident Librarian for International Studies)

5/16/2019 (Thursday)

09:00 - 09:30      Breakfast

09:30 - 10:30      ICPSR: A place to Find and Share LACS Data

Lynette Hoelter (Director of Instructional Resources and Development, ICPSR)

10:45 - 11:45     The Liaison Librarian’s Role: Providing Research Data Management Services

Hailey Mooney (Librarian for Psychology & Sociology)

12:00 - 13:30     Lunch

13:30 - 15:30    Geospatial Data : What you need to know to help your researchers

Nicole Scholtz (Spatial and Numeric Data Librarian) & Justin Joque (Data Visualization Librarian)

16:00 - 16:45    Wrap-up


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