Ice, Software Carpentry, and Data Analytics

Ok, I have a bad habit of disappearing for long intervals (from my own site!) but I promise it’s just because I’ve been so busy. Not because I don’t like writing here. I really do like writing here. I have some excellent things to share briefly though and figured even if it’s just a taste of what I’ve been doing, it’s good to put these things down somewhere. There are…

Learning New Skills: Git and Web Development

The other day, I wrote another post for the e-Science Community Blog so I figured it wouldn’t hurt to share it here too. You can read the original version of this most recent post, on the portal here And counter to the guidance I site below to be “single-minded” in my endeavors to learn new skills, as the weather has gotten colder, I have begun eating lunch at my desk– as such…

Research updates, and how I geeked out over purposive sampling

In my last few posts, I’ve eluded to the process I’m currently steeped in regarding my current research project on data literacy in biomedical research environments. I documented a bit of my writing process for my updated proposal on a blog created as part of my participation in the Institute for Research Design in Librarianship (IRDL) and have come leaps and bounds since my last update. First, the proposal got finished!…

Avoiding my blog all summer was a bad idea.

Since my last post in June, so much has happened it’s difficult to know where to start. But I need to start somewhere, so I’m going to begin by outlining the things that I will be posting about in the next week or so: Data Literacy Research Study Design and the Time Consuming Mess that is Completing an IRB Protocol (… will need a shorter title) Using REDCap to manage a Systematic…

The Institute for Research Design in Librarianship

A few months ago I was accepted into a program called The Institute for Research Design in Librarianship, and after much ado, I am finally in Los Angeles participating as a scholar in the inaugural class.  I wrote a bit about getting accepted a few months ago in another blog post, but here I’m going to elaborate a bit. The goal of the Research Institute is to provide new researchers…

New Experiences with Teaching- Computational Methods in Health Informatics

I am currently sitting in an apartment in Los Angeles, California (first time to the west coast!) feeling exhausted after my first day participating as a research scholar at the Institute of Research Design in Librarianship at Loyola Marymount University. I described the institute in another post when I was first accepted, and I am positive I will have much more to write on this whole experience as I go…

Jargon and the e-Science Community Blog

Yesterday, I wrote a post for the e-Science Community Blog, which is: “intended to serve as both a bulletin board for news, upcoming events, and continuing education/job opportunities as well as a forum that librarians can use to post questions or to initiate and engage in discussions. All librarians interested in the emerging area of e-science librarianship are welcome to participate!” And as the new content editor for Data Management for the accompanying…

REDCap and Library Data Management

In my experience (over the past year) I have come to realize that as much as librarians talk about research data management, they’re actually pretty bad at managing their own research workflows– as are most people. I mean I myself have a growing backlog of blog ideas with messy notes scattered about, but I have a lot of trouble making time to sit and write here. So I do think it’s…

Mad Amounts of Professional Development

So “professional development” is really important in library land, but what is it? All over the place I read how important it is to continue learning new skills and developing an attuned understanding of “emerging technologies” in order to address the needs of patrons as they evolve. Networking and skills training are emphasized, and I’m pretty sure everyone has accepted just how cool MOOCs can be, but really, how one…

Getting Connected: Librarian Meets Clinical Data Management

I’m pretty sure that no matter where you go, the bigger the organization, the more communication problems you’re going to encounter. I think that’s the case with my current institution; you need to be plugged in culturally (and technologically) in order to get anywhere and find out what’s going on. This is what I’ve slowly been trying to do more and more of for the last few months as I’ve…