The LIS Education and Data Science Integrated Network Group (LEADING), is a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian (LB21) National Digital Infrastructures and Initiatives project, supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The LEADING project scales-up the highly successful LEADS-4-NDP initiative and will prepare a diverse, nation-wide cohort of 50 LIS doctoral students and early to mid-career librarians for data science endeavors.
To view a list of outputs from previous LEADS and LEADING fellows, visit this table: [LINK]. To hear previous LEADS-4-NDP fellows discuss their internship experience, watch the videos below:
LEADING’s model includes community hubs at the University of New Mexico College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences and UC San Diego Library, a co-educational hub at OCLC, and 18 member nodes that also serves as project mentoring sites. Drexel University’s Metadata Research Center serves as the central-coordinating hub and will oversee the data science curriculum and bring together all project partners.
- Extending the Education Pipeline by leveraging Drexel University’s data science curriculum and faculty expertise.
- Collaborating and Community Development by bringing together educators, researchers, library leaders, frontline early and mid-career information professionals, and doctoral students, who will collaborate and advance data science in LIS education and practice.
- Facilitating Diversity and Inclusivity across the LEADING Fellowship program in partnership with LEADING’s Diversity and Inclusivity Task Force.
- Building a Sustainable and Extensible Partnership that enables a culture of mutual growth and continued sharing across the LEADING network.
Visit the application page to read the LEADING 2022 fellowship project descriptions: LINK
Current project partners include:
AI-Collaboratory, University of Maryland iSchool; Kislak Center for Special
Collections, University of Pennsylvania Libraries; Loretta C. Duckworth
Scholars Studio, Temple University Libraries; Montana State University
Library; Movement Alliance Project—People’s Media Record; Research
Organization Registry; Smithsonian Libraries; and the University of Rochester