35 Association of Research Libraries Research Library Issues 296 — 2018 with data librarians around data management instruction. Data management is still a growing need among graduate students and even undergraduate students. The libraries increasingly offer for-credit coursework in this area around campus. It can be challenging to talk about data management without speaking in hypotheticals. “If you don’t have a file-naming convention, X might happen.” “If you fail to export your data in this format, Y could occur.” It is difficult to teach the necessity of data management to those who have never experienced the devastation of poor data management. This is where Purdue archivists come in. Using teaching data sets drawn from actual donated data sets, archivists join data librarians in classes to demonstrate what poor data management looks like at the end of the research life cycle and how it affects reuse of the data. Data management is often taught in the context of a research life cycle however, preservation is still approached as an afterthought or a step to take at the end of a research project. Involving archivists and their expertise in data management instruction can demonstrate how preservation informs good data management practices at the outset. Collaborations at Purdue in this area have resulted in additional workshops and documentation to help students (and faculty) better prepare their data for long-term preservation or access. The success of these and other collaborations at Purdue Libraries is directly related to an administratively supported environment of experimentation. More and more institutions are enveloping archivists into their data management services. While data management is certainly a space where archivists belong, it does not mean the sense of belongingness comes easily. Still, it is important to remember that everyone is struggling with tough issues in the area of data management and While data management is certainly a space where archivists belong, it does not mean the sense of belongingness comes easily.