13 Association of Research Libraries Research Library Issues 298 2019 person education, partnerships, and experiments in pedagogy. The proposals submitted by the librarians range from an updated version of a research methods class, which includes statistical literacy, to open data with R within the framework of open science, to an introduction to video editing with the enticing title of “Scare Me, Teach Me, or Make Me Laugh.” Conclusion Within the context of Library Next, the data literacy program is expected to grow and change as the needs of students and faculty change. The biggest challenge the Georgia Tech Library faces is how to scale up the workshops and course offerings to meet the growing demand. This requires librarian-educators who are not only well versed in data literacy tools and technologies, but also skilled teachers and supervisors of teaching assistants. To develop data-literate students and faculty, the library will need to seek ways to broaden its reach. The library can do this through partnerships, generating and redirecting resources, and perhaps one day realizing its dream of having an intelligent agent, like Jill Watson, Georgia Tech’s virtual TA for the Online Master’s in Computer Science, who works alongside Ameet, Jay, Alison, and Ximin to train a new generation of data-literate students and faculty. Endnotes 1. Design a Data and Analytics Strategy, ed. Andrew White (Stamford, CT: Gartner, 2019), 9, https://www.gartner.com/en/publications/ data-analytics-strategy. 2. “A History of US Public Libraries,” Digital Public Library of America, accessed June 26, 2019, https://dp.la/exhibitions/ history-us-public-libraries/carnegie-libraries. 3. Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum (@carnegiemuseum), “‘A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert’ - Andrew Carnegie,”
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