Midwest Data Librarian Symposium

Iowa State University - University Library

Iowa State University Library is the MDLS 2018 host.

The 2018 Call for Proposals is live!

Applications close Friday July 13th, 2018


The Midwest Data Librarian Symposium (MDLS) is intended to enable Midwestern librarians who work with research data management issues the chance to network; however, it is open to all who wish to attend, including future “data librarians” and those situated outside the Midwest.

When and Where?

MDLS 2018 is sponsored by Iowa State University Library and will take place on October 8-9th in Ames, Iowa.


2018 Planning Committee

  • Megan O’Donnell (chair), Data Services Librarian, Iowa State University [Host Rep]
  • Perry Collins, Copyright & Scholarly Communications Manager, Ball State University
  • Thomas Gerrish, Science and Engineering Librarian, Miami University
  • Tina Griffin, Information Services and Liaison Librarian, University of Illinois, Library of Health Sciences [2019 Host Rep]
  • Allison Langham, Scholarly Communications and Engineering Liaison Librarian University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • Erin Thomas, Science and Engineering Librarian, Iowa State University [Host Rep]
  • Cameron Tuai, Data & Business Librarian, Drake University
  • Brian Westra, Data Services Manager, University of Iowa


If you have any questions regarding this symposium, please contact the organizers at mwdatalibsym@gmail.com. Follow this page or our MDLS Twitter account for updates! Tag the conference and join the conversation with hashtag #MDLS18!