A Jazzy presenter from Miami for #IamMex16

Dear all,

Can you believe that we’re just over a week away from the conference?! We hope our presenters are feeling well prepared and ready to deliver an incredible talk. One such talk, will no doubt be from Angela Clark-Hughes, who comes to us from the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) Library at the University of Miami.


Angela Clark-Hughes is a Librarian Associate Professor and the Head Librarian of the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) Library at the University of Miami where she has worked for the last 12 years. She is responsible for all access and informational services; collection management and development, as well as maintenance and processing of RSMAS’ special collections and archives. She is also responsible for research consultations and instructional services, and currently co-teaches a graduate course on data management in a research environment. She enjoys interacting and collaborating with the members of the RSMAS community by volunteering on research trips, and she serves on various boards, committees, and working groups.
Angela holds a BS in Psychology from Georgia State University, and a MLIS from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. She is a member of Beta Phi Mu, Beta Beta chapter, a member of SAIL, the current chair of the IAMSLIC Bylaws Committee (2015-2017), and a member of the Society of American Archivists (SAA).

When you see Angela at the conference, make sure to introduce yourself. Her interests and hobbies outside of the library world are listening to Jazz, especially John Coltrane and painting abstractly with acrylics. She is also very involved in community outreach through her church. We have quite a few Jazz lovers coming to IAMSLIC this year. You’ll have to swap your Jazz fingers for Salsa toes during the week of the conference 🙂
Title: Data Management in the Research Environment, of course
Abstract: After years of building the infrastructure for data literacy and data management through various library information sessions, faculty consultations, patron surveys, and workshops, the University of Miami Libraries (UML) proposed a formal, credited, graduate level course to be taught in spring 2016 at the Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science (RSMAS). The course was entitled Data Management in the Research Environment, to be taught by Tim Norris (CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow at UML) and Angela Clark-Hughes (RSMAS Librarian Associate Professor). The course was unanimously approved by the RSMAS curriculum committee as a 500/600 level two-credit course, opened to all graduate students. As a new elective course, enrollment was small with two PhD students, three Masters of Professional Science (MPS) students, and one Research Staff member auditing. This paper will focus on the review and assessment of that course; from the curriculum structure and design (including the implementation of two Data Carpentry Workshops), the learning curves and objectives, the teaching strategies employed, to the final student evaluations of the course. In addition, a summary of lessons learned and next steps for this course, as well as a comprehensive literature review are also covered.
Social Media:
Twitter: @clark_hughes

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