While some Canadian universities have a long history in the provision of data services, that was not the norm in Canada, especially in small universities and colleges. To maximize the use of data by students and researchers in academia, it was evident that increased education, resources, and tools were required to support those delivering data services on their campuses. To this end, the Data Liberation Initiative (DLI) Survival Guide was designed as a comprehensive reference tool, which complements an established regional training curriculum, whereby enabling librarians to effectively fulfill their role as a DLI Contact in their academic institutions. This case study will examine the history, current state, and recommended future direction of the Survival Guide. This article will also examine the challenges in understanding the drivers shaping academic service delivery and the ways in which the guide has evolved to remain current to the needs of the Canadian data community.

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Keywords Data literacy, data services, professional development, program evaluation, training
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1080/13614533.2017.1318763
Journal The New Review of Academic Librarianship
Fry, J, & Ripp, C. (Chantal). (2017). Empowering Librarians in the Provision of Data Services in Canada: A Case Study of the DLI Survival Guide. The New Review of Academic Librarianship, 1–10. doi:10.1080/13614533.2017.1318763