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Tuesday, June 10 • 9:45am - 10:45am
SLA Career Connection Seminar: The Accidental Data Scientist - A New Role for Librarians and Info Pros

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In October, 2012, Tom Davenport wrote in Harvard Business Review that the “data scientist” is the “sexiest job of the 21st Century,” and ever since, the term has become ubiquitous. In 2013 alone, there were 3113 articles on Factiva mentioning the term. Unfortunately, however, only 2 of the 3113 also mentioned the terms “librarian” or “information professional.” It is imperative that we parlay our skills into different roles and job functions, and we’ve always been well-versed in working with data. How do we avoid being late or uninvited to the Big Data party? We can’t afford to miss out on the opportunities that working with Big Data affords. Join Amy Affelt for this session where you will learn about ways to get involved with Big Data initiatives in your organization by leveraging your unique abilities to find, analyze, and judge the quality of data in order to create knowledge deliverables.

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Amy Affelt

Director of Database Research, Compass Lexecon
Past Chair, Leadership and Management Division. Expertise: Marketing Information Services. Evaluating Information Integrity and Quality. Big Data.

Tuesday June 10, 2014 9:45am - 10:45am PDT
Convention Centre West, Room 110

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