About Our Project

The Supporting Librarians in Adding Data Literacy Skills to Information Literacy Instruction project is a two-year project running from October 2015 through September 2017 to develop data and statistical literacy skills in high school librarians so they can better support critical comprehension skills in their students.

Over the course of the project, co-PIs Kristin Fontichiaro and Jo Angela Oehrli will partner data experts with curriculum experts to identify mini-lessons, strategies, and “rules of thumb” that librarians can nimbly weave into their instruction. The project recognizes that librarians’ time (and that of their classroom colleagues) is limited and looks for the high-leverage practices with the greatest impact on student comprehension.

Project deliverables include:

  • An online conference in Summers 2016 and 2017
  • A handbook of background information, “rules of thumb,” strategies, mini-lessons, and additional resources
  • A series of professional development materials, including webinars and discussion questions.

If you’d like to learn more about this project or find out when new materials are released, please email font [at] umich [dot] edu.

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services RE-00-15-0113-15. Copyright 2015 Regents of the University of Michigan. Unless otherwise noted, materials on this site are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.