Lessons for Librarians in

Open Science

Call for Proposals

Institute of Museum and Library Services, UCLA Library Data Science Center

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Library, with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as part of the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program, aims to create 14 lessons that invite librarians to increase their aptitudes in the principles and practices of Open Science. Led by the UCLA Library Data Science Center, this project will incentivize two sequential one year cohorts of authors to develop and refine lessons through summer workshops. As part of this project, the UCLA Library Data Science Center is pleased to announce the call for proposals to develop lessons for librarians focused on open science methods and principles. Read the Full Call for Proposals


Creating a librarian-focused curriculum for open science!

Program Overview

This call seeks to support continued skills development for librarians in open science to effectively provide instruction to new researchers and effectively collaborate with faculty and researchers in science projects using open science practices. We aim to fund projects with high potential for subsequent impact on the open science community. We invite proposals based on diverse intellectual approaches and personal backgrounds to achieve these ends.

Program Goals

This program will result in 14 open science course modules for librarians at any career stage, with seven lesson proposals selected each year of the grant. These curricula will be published online in an unrestricted and freely available manner for reuse and remixing. These lesson modules will be developed and supported through two virtual summer workshops, and we will use feedback from lesson piloting to test the learning objectives with librarian learners.

Program Parameters

We are seeking lesson proposals intended for use in synchronous instruction settings. Lesson proposals should support both in-person and virtual environments. The completed lesson is expected to be 90 minutes to 3 hours long. We prefer submissions that use open resources, such as open-source tools and software, and resources that are broadly accessible to all.


for Lessons for Librarians in Open Science

  • December 13, 2022

    Call for Proposals

    Please submit your Open Science for Librarians lesson proposals! Read the full Call for Proposals.

  • January 31, 2023

    Proposal Deadline

    Lesson proposals are due. Please submit your lesson idea!

  • Early July, 2023

    Accepted Proposals Announced

    We will announce the lessons selected for development.

  • July 31 - October 19, 2023

    Lesson Development Seminar

    A curriculum development workshop where lesson authors participate in a program to support lesson design.


Ria Hamblett

Senior Specialist, Data Librarian @ University of Technology Sydney

Duncan Loxton

Senior Specialist, Data Curator @ University of Technology Sydney

Sarah Su

Senior Librarian, Education & Research Services @ University of Technology Sydney

Samantha Teplitzky

Open Science Librarian @ University of California, Berkeley

Samantha Wilairat

Research Communications Librarian @ Stanford University

Ariel Deardorff

Director of Data Science and Open Scholarship @ University of California, San Francisco

Julieta Arancio

Guest/Associate Researcher @ Technical University Berlin, Germany

Irene Vazano

Information Technology Librarian @ MetaDocencia

Jessica Formoso

Researcher and Assistant Professor @ MetaDocencia | University of Buenos Aires

Lena Bohman

Data Management and Research Impact Librarian @ Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Daria Orlowska

Data Librarian and Assistant Professor @ Western Michigan University

Marla Hertz

Research Data Management Librarian @ University of Alabama at Birmingham

Nathaniel Porter

Data Education Coordinator & Social Science Data Consultant, Assistant Professor @ Virginia Tech

Agata Bochynska

Researcher and Research Librarian @ University of Oslo, Norway


Lesson Site Repository Instructor Notes Status Author(s)
Understanding CARE Principles for research data Ria Hamblett, Duncan Loxton, Sara Su
Research Community Outreach with Open Science Team Agreements Samantha Teplitzky, Sam Wilairat, Ariel Deardorff
Open science hardware: an introduction for librarians Julieta Arancio
A Path to Open, Inclusive, and Collaborative Science for Librarians Irene Vazano, Jessica Formoso
Data Management (and Sharing) Plans for Librarians 101 Lena Bohman, Daria Orlowka, Marla Hertz
Open Qualitative Research Nathaniel Porter
Reproducible Research Workflows Agata Bochynska


Review Committe for the Program

Chris Erdmann

Associate Director for Open Science @ Michael J. Fox Foundation

Cody Hennesy

Journalism and Digital Media Librarian @ University of Minnesota

Elaine Westbrooks

Carl A. Kroch University Librarian @ Cornell University Library

Caroline Coward

Information Science Manager and Library Group Supervisor @ Jet Propulsion Lab, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Yvonne Ivey

Program Manager @ NAS TOPS

Juliane Schneider

Research Librarian - Metadata @ Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Jenny Muilenburg

Research Data Services Librarian @ Association of Research Libraries

Clifford Kravit

IT Program Manager of Research Computing @ UCLA

Joy Guey

Emerging Technologies Advocate @ UCLA

Florio Arguillas

Researcher, Cornell Center for Social Sciences

Jane Greenberg

Alice B. Kroeger Professor and Director, Metadata Research Center & Drexel University


Tim Dennis

Program Director

Zhiyuan Yao

Program Coordinator

Emily Gong

Lesson Infrastructure Developer

Lawrence Lee

Lesson Infrastructure Developer

Loretta Hu

Lesson Infrastructure Developer

Hyerin Lee

Lesson Infrastructure Developer

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