Background: BioData Club is an established data science educational initiative at our institution, formed in 2016. A collaboration of the OHSU Library, the Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, research staff and graduate students, BioData Club hosts monthly workshops that advance knowledge and the use of data management, data science, and open science skills, tools, and best practices.
Description: With the support of an NNLM PNR Research and Data Engagement Award, the OHSU Library is working to develop and apply a methodology for associating existing BioData Club resources to relevant Data Information Literacy (DIL) competencies, enabling learners and educators to follow guided pathways for engaging with BioData Club events and materials. Additionally, we are partnering with OHSU students and postdoctoral fellows to develop workshops that leverage their emerging expertise and give them pedagogical training and mentored teaching experience. Our goal is to make BioData Club more educationally robust and accessible, and our evaluation plans include surveying educators, librarians, and learners about the value of our competency mapping methodology for facilitating student success, and their interest in engaging with BioData Club’s educational resources.
Conclusion: Our project has been developed to realize the following outcomes:
1). Learners will be able to discover and use educational resources that match their DIL learning goals, and gain knowledge that corresponds to specific scientific competencies and student learning outcomes.
2). Educators and librarians will be able to identify the relationship between BioData Club’s resources and specific DIL knowledge in order to strategically use our educational materials to impact student learning and demonstrate their educational contributions.
3). A larger and more diverse network of learners, educators, and information professionals will be able to discover, access, and reuse BioData Clubs resources.