Can we talk about failure?




Boehm, Reid
Sare, Laura
Morganti, Dianna

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"Why do we avoid talking about the difficulties we encounter in raising awareness and our techniques for faculty engagement? Is it because we fear painting the research culture of our universities in a less than favorable light? Is it because we are afraid to be vulnerable together? In this presentation we will share some of the very real struggles for institutional change at large, public university libraries that we find ourselves confronting daily; difficulties in persuading anyone to care about data management AND in situating the library to be viewed as a central space where researchers can find trusted advocacy and support beyond basic student instruction. Let’s talk about this failure and share a dialogue about the continued path to realizing radical change at our institutions as it relates to data management, data sharing, and our roles in that process."