Kimberly Silk, MLS
Data, Metrics,
and our
Profession
Agenda:
1. What is the Martin
Prosperity Institute?
2. Defining Data
Librarianship
3. Librarian as
Researcher:
The TPL Stu...
About the Martin Prosperity Institute
• Located at the Rotman School of Management, University of
Toronto
• We attempt to ...
Creating or
Procuring
Data
Processing
Data
Analyzing
Data
Preserving
Data
Giving
Access to
Data
Re-Using
Data
Defining Dat...
Librarian as Researcher: The TPL Study
5
Librarian as Researcher: The TPL Study
6
Librarian as Researcher: The TPL Study
7
Pushing Our Boundaries
• The 21st century librarian
adds value to information
• Beyond document delivery:
we select, curat...
Measuring Our Impact & Value
• Good data & good
stories communicate
value.
• Measure what you
can – and tell stories
to re...
Thank You
Kimberly Silk, MLS
Kimberly.Silk@rotman.utoronto.ca
www.martinprosperity.org
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Data, Metrics, and our Profession

  1. 1. Kimberly Silk, MLS Data, Metrics, and our Profession
  2. 2. Agenda: 1. What is the Martin Prosperity Institute? 2. Defining Data Librarianship 3. Librarian as Researcher: The TPL Study 4. Pushing the Boundaries 5. Measuring our Value and Impact 2
  3. 3. About the Martin Prosperity Institute • Located at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto • We attempt to answer, “How can capitalism work best in the 21st century?”  Infrastructure for democratic capitalism (Roger Martin)  Cities as key drivers of economic geography (Richard Florida)  Web-based networks for cooperation, problem solving and governance (Don Tapscott) 3
  4. 4. Creating or Procuring Data Processing Data Analyzing Data Preserving Data Giving Access to Data Re-Using Data Defining Data Librarianship: The Data Lifecycle 4 Image repurposed from the UK Data Archive The Data Lifecycle
  5. 5. Librarian as Researcher: The TPL Study 5
  6. 6. Librarian as Researcher: The TPL Study 6
  7. 7. Librarian as Researcher: The TPL Study 7
  8. 8. Pushing Our Boundaries • The 21st century librarian adds value to information • Beyond document delivery: we select, curate, analyze and recommend action • We facilitating DIY research, teaching information & data literacy • We conduct & author research to identify best practices and discover innovative methods for our practice. 8
  9. 9. Measuring Our Impact & Value • Good data & good stories communicate value. • Measure what you can – and tell stories to represent what can’t be measured. • Align your work with the goals of the organization – show causality when you can. 9
  10. 10. Thank You Kimberly Silk, MLS Kimberly.Silk@rotman.utoronto.ca www.martinprosperity.org

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