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RE-31-16-0079-16

University of Pittsburgh
Fiscal Year: 
2016
Award: 
$109,399.00
City: 
Pittsburgh
State: 
PA
Recipient Type: 
Library
Program: 
Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program
Program Categories: 
Research in Early Careers Development

This two-year research project at the University of Pittsburgh will explore youth data literacy in the context of youth services at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. The goal is to build an understanding of the data literacy competencies needed by youth services librarians to support data literacy programming. The project will prepare the ground for future work to develop a new Library and Information Science curriculum and professional development opportunities to promote data literate, STEM-oriented youth librarians who can capably design, implement, and manage data literacy library programming for youth at the public library. Outcomes include a needs assessment of training requirement; a conceptual model of youth data literacy; and a prototype for a curricular model for the education of data literate youth librarians.