Log Number: RE-246450-OLS-20
Drexel University and its partners will develop the LIS Education and Data Science-Integrated Network Group (LEADING) to build data science capacity through recruiting, training, and developing the library workforce. The LEADING project scales-up the highly successful LEADS initiative by extending the data science educational pipeline to a much broader range of participants. LEADING will prepare a diverse, nationwide cohort of 50 LIS doctoral students and early career librarians for data science endeavors. LEADING's model includes community hubs (Montana State University, University of California-San Diego, and OCLC), along with 14 member nodes, serving as mentoring sites. LEADING Fellows, community hubs, and member nodes ultimately will form a network that can advance and catalyze data science throughout our national digital infrastructure.