MDLS 2016

University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, Michigan. October 17-18, 2016.


The 2016 schedule will follow a similar format to the 2015 symposium. It will feature an active learning keynote workshop and group activities around specific topics. Sessions will be held from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Monday and Tuesday, October 17-18, 2016.


Our schedule for 2016 symposium includes:

Date Time Description
Monday, 10/17
8:30-9:15am Breakfast/mingling
9:15-9:30 am Overview of Conference
9:30am-12:00pm Workshop 1:Keynote Speaker

Melissa Cragin – Executive Director, Midwest Big Data Hub at National Center for Supercomputing Applications Melissa Cragin is the Executive Director for the Midwest Big Data Hub, based at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). Prior to joining NCSA, Melissa was Staff Associate in the Office of the Assistant Director, Directorate of Biological Sciences at the National Science Foundation (NSF), where she guided the development of data policy and accelerated community engagement on research data management and public access. Before joining the staff at NSF, Melissa served for two years in the BIO Directorate as an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow. Previous to her work with the federal government, Melissa was on the faculty of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois, where she led the Data Curation Education Program and conducted research in the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship. She has a PhD from UIUC, an MLIS from Rutgers University, and an M.Ed. from Rhode Island College.

12:00-1:15pm Lunch
1:15-1:30pm Brief explanation of conference format / topics
1:30-2:30pm Workshop 2: Developing Data Personas
2:30-3:00pm Workshop 2 report back/discussion
3:00-3:15pm Coffee break
3:15 – 4:15 pm Workshop 3: Creating Tidy Data
4:15-4:30pm Day 1 recap
5:00-7:00pm Optional Dine Around (Sign up on Carpool, Social page of website)
7:00-9:00pm Optional video and board gaming at the UM Computer and Video Game ArchiveThe CVGA is a research archive dedicated to the academic study of games; its holdings include video games (both computer-based and console-based) and board games from the past several decades (click the links to see the holdings in UM’s Mirlyn catalog).  If you want to bring a board game that we don’t own, feel free!  We’ll provide some light dessert.  You can get to the CVGA by using the free campus bus service; directions and meetup details will be provided at the symposium.
Tuesday, 10/18
8:30-9:00am Breakfast/networking
9:00-9:15am Recap explanation of conference format / topics
9:15-10:15 am Workshop 4: Lightning talksThe lightning talk session will feature 5 minute presentations given back-to-back without interruption.
10:15-10:45am Lightning talks report back/discussion
10:45-11:00am Coffee/snack break
11:00-12:00pm Workshop 5: Data Information Literacy matrix
12:00pm-12:30pm Workshop report back/discussion
12:30-1:30pm Lunch
1:30-2:30pm Workshop 6: Educational Skills Sharing
2:30-3:00pm Workshop report back/discussion
3:00-3:15pm Coffee break
3:15-4:30pm Overall symposium wrap-up


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Tina Griffin University of Illinois Chicago @tmcgriffin
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