Introduction to Data Visualization

$200.00

Dates: March 7 - April 3

Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

As information specialists, we deal with data on a regular basis. Data Visualization helps us explore our data and communicate it effectively with our audience. In this four-week course, we will cover fundamental principles of data visualization. We will learn how to create interactive and static visuals using free open tools, such as OpenRefine for data cleaning and Tableau Public for data visualization. By the end of the course, students will be able to: Choose the best visualization format for their data ; Think like designers; Create appealing graphs; and tell a story with data.

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Credits

1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

Registration dates

We accept registrations through the first week of classes, unless enrollment is full, and unless the class was canceled before it started due to low enrollment.

Course Description

As information specialists, we deal with data on a regular basis. Data Visualization helps us explore our data and communicate it effectively with our audience. In this four-week course, we will cover fundamental principles of data visualization. We will learn how to create interactive and static visuals using free open tools, such as OpenRefine for data cleaning and Tableau Public for data visualization.

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Choose the best visualization format for their data
  • Think like designers
  • Create appealing graphs
  • Tell a story with data

Dalal Rahme

Dalal RahmeDalal Rahme has over 11 years of experience in academic libraries. She received her M.S in Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in 2014 with a specialization in the Data Curation and Socio-Technical Data Analytics. She currently holds the position of data services librarian at the American University of Beirut (AUB), where she assists in the curation of data for different projects, delivers training and workshops related to data literacy, data management, data curation and data visualization, and helps in administering the institutional repository at AUB. She is also an instructor at the Graduate School of Information Science at the Lebanese Public University where she teaches digital preservation and data curation since 2015. She served on several committees at IFLA (FAIFE 2018-2019), ALA (Students Chapter 2013-2014) and the Lebanese Library Association (board member 2017-2019).

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Special Session

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