Lessons for Librarians in

Open Science

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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!

  • April 30, 2023

    Accepted Proposals Announced

    We will announce the lessons selected for development.

  • July, 2023

    Summer Seminar

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

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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

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


Tim Dennis

Program Director

Zhiyuan Yao

Program Coordinator

Emily Gong

Lesson Infrastructure Developer