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January 24, 2020, the Metadata Research Center, Drexel University, College of Computing and Informatics, hosted the LEADS Forum. The full agenda and slides are available below.

The Forum celebrated the success of the LEADS-4-NDP program and charted the way forward for continuing this program with doctoral students and early to mid-career front line information professionals. The forum included presentations by LEADS fellows, a panel of project mentors and early career professionals, breakout groups, and discussion about different models for continuing the LEADS program.

What: LEADS-4-NDP Forum
Date: January 24th, 2020
Time: Breakfast & registration: 8:30-9:30am Forum: 9:30am – 3pm
Where: 3675 Market St, Quorum, floor 2, Room Qu4b
Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA
Forum agenda: PDF

LEADS Forum Schedule

8:30-9:30 AM Registration and breakfast
9:30-9:45 AM SESSION 1: Welcome and Objectives
  • Xia Lin, Professor and Department Head, Information Science Dept. College of Computing and Informatics, Drexel University [Slides]  (CCI Drexel University)
  • Jane Greenberg, Alice B. Kroeger Professor, Directory of the Metadata Research Center; IS Associate Dept. Head, Grad. Affairs (CCI/Drexel) [Slides]
9:45-10:30 AM SESSION 2: LEADS Fellows—Examples of Impact
(moderator, Jake Williams, Assistant Professor, CCI/Drexel, LEADS CoPI)
  • Yi-Yun (Jessica)Cheng [Slides] (mentor: Steven Dilliplane, Academy of Natural Sciences)
  • Alyson Gamble and Karen Boyd [Slides] (mentor: Caroline Hayden, Historical Society of Pennsylvania)
  • Jamillah Gabriel [Slides], Adam Johs, and Chris Holstrom [Slides] (mentors: Greg Jensen, Richard Marciano, DCIC-UMD)
  • Minh Pham and Nikolaus Nova Parulian [Slides], (mentors: Kenning Arlitsch, Jonathan Wheeler, RAMP project)
  • Gretchen Stahlman, UofAZ/Rutgers [Slides] (mentors: Martin Kalfatovic, Carolyn Sheffield, Biodiversity Heritage Library)
10:30-11:15 AM   SESSION 3: Mentor Panel
(moderator, Margaret Hedstrom, Professor, U. Michigan, LEADS Advisory Board)
  • Kenning Arlitsch (MSU) and John Wheeler (UNM)
  • Jean Godby and Devon Smith (OCLC)
  • Peter Logan (19th C. Knowledge Project/Temple University)
  • Caroline Hayden (HSP)
  • John Kunze (CDL)
  • Steven Dilliplane (Academy of Natural Sciences)
  • Martin Kalfatovic (Biodiversity Heritage Library)
11:15 AM-11:25 Break
11:25-11:45 AM SESSION 4: Special Commentary LC Labs
(moderator, Erjia Yan, Assistant Professor, CCI/Drexel, LEADS CoPI)
  • Laurie Allen, Senior Innovation Specialist, LC Labs, Library of Congress [Slides]
11:45 AM-12:00 PM SESSION 5: Two-minute Madness: Fellows-Impact cont’d.
  • Julaine Clunis, Timothy Kanke [Slides](mentors: Audrey Altman, Michael Della Bitta, DPLA)
  • Kerry Townsend [Slides] (mentors: John Meier, Susan Gunsenhouser, Camille Tomlin, Free Library of Philadelphia)
  • Mark Philips, Bridget Disney, Hanlin Zhang [Slides] (mentor: John Kunze, YAMZ/CDL)
  • Souvick Ghosh [Slides], Kau Li (mentor: Jean Godby, Devon Smith, OCLC)
  • Laura Ridenour, Rongqian Ma [Slides] (mentor: Dot Porter, U.Penn)
  • Sam Grabus [Slides], Sonia Pascua (mentor: Peter Logan, 19th C. Knowledge Project, Temple University)
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch and Posters
1:00-1:30 PM SESSION 6: Early to Mid-career Panel
(moderator: Devan Ray Donaldson, Assistant Professor, University of Indiana, Bloomington, LEADS Advisory Board member)
  • Chelcie Rowell, Team Lead for Digital Scholarship, Tisch Library, Tufts University
  • Angela Murillo, Assistant Professor, Library and Information Science, Data Science; Program Director, Applied Data and Information, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Tammy Lawson, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New Work Public Library Research Libraries
  • Stephanie Labou, Data Science Librarian, UC San Diego
  • Jackie Chapman, Head, Digital Library and Digitization, Smithsonian Libraries
1:30-1:45 PM SESSION 7: Special Announcements
  • LEADS Curriculum and the iSchools and Data Science Curriculum Task Force, Il-Yeol Song, Professor, CCI/Drexel, LEADS Co-PI, Co-Chair, iSchool Data Science Curriculum Task Force [Slides]
  • Supporting the Data Science Agenda, Rachel Frick, Senior Innovation Specialist, OCLC [Slides]
1:45-2:30 PM SESSION 8a: Breakout group activity (Guidelines provided on-site)
2:30-2:50 PM SESSION 8b: Around-the-room report outs [Summary]
(Moderator, Juliane Schneider, Harvard Catalyst, Clinical and Translational Science Center, LEADS Advisory Board)
2:50-3:00 PM CLOSING SESSION: Final Remarks and Wrap-up
Erik Mitchell, University Librarian, UCSD LibrariesJane Greenberg, CCI/Drexel University
*** LEADS Forum – officially adjourned ***
3:30-4:30 PM SPECIAL SESSION: YAMZ (Yet Another Metadata Zoo),
led by John Kunze, CDL  (open to all LEADS Forum attendees), sponsored by Drexel University’s Metadata Research Center.