Lessons for Librarians in

Open Science

Apply Now!

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. NOW DUE 2/29/2024 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

  • November 29, 2023

    Call for Proposals

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

  • February 29th, 2024

    Proposal Deadline -- EXTENDED!

    Lesson proposals are due. Please submit your lesson idea!

  • April 30 - May 10th, 2024

    Accepted Proposals Announced

    We will announce the lessons selected for development.

  • June - August, 2024

    Lesson Development Seminar

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


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)
Research Community Outreach with Open Science Team Agreements Alpha Samantha Teplitzky, Sam Wilairat, Ariel Deardorff
A Path to Open, Inclusive, and Collaborative Science for Librarians Alpha Irene Vazano, Jessica Formoso
Data Management (and Sharing) Plans for Librarians 101 Alpha Lena Bohman, Daria Orlowka, Marla Hertz
Open Qualitative Research pre-Alpha Nathaniel Porter
Reproducible Research Workflows pre-Alpha Agata Bochynska
Open science hardware: an introduction for librarians pre-Alpha Julieta Arancio


Review Committe for the Program

Chris Erdmann

Head of Open Science, SciLifeLab Data Centre

Cody Hennesy

Researcher, Cornell Center for Social Sciences

Yvonne Ivey

Program Manager @ NASA TOPS

Juliane Schneider

Research Librarian - Metadata @ Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Clifford Kravit

IT Program Manager of Research Computing @ UCLA

Joy Guey

Emerging Technologies Advocate @ UCLA

Florio Arguillas

Assistant Director for Research Data Stewardship

Elizabeth Bedford

Scholarly Publishing Outreach Librarian at University of Washington Libraries

Thu-Mai Lewis

Assistant Director for Research Data Stewardship @ UNC-Chapel Hill

Melanie Gainey

Open Science Program Director/Librarian at Carnegie Mellon University

Karen Ciccone

Lead Librarian for Public Science @ North Carolina State University Libraries

Our Previous Committees


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

Our Blog

These are blogs on what we've done

Contact Us