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What is a Canadian data dude?

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Jane Fry
Carleton University

Using the results from the 2012 DLI (Data Liberation Initiative) Contacts Survey, I will paint a picture of someone who is a data dude, aka data librarian or data specialist, in a Canadian university or college. A background of the survey will be reviewed briefly, followed by a description of what the data profession in 2012 entailed, including: the amount of time spent offering data services; the frequency of data-related questions; the type of instruction-related activities; what other job duties are performed; the level of confidence in helping others with data; where do data dudes go to get help with data; and whether or not they receive regular professional development. Suggestions for a picture of a Canadian data dude in the future will be given.

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