Upcoming Programs

We organize two to three professional development events each year with a focus on education and information sharing.

If you would like to be notified via email about upcoming events, you can join RDSIG or join the DataLibs listserv where we also announce events.


Out of an abundance of caution, we are cancelling the 12th Research Data Management Roundtable at Tufts University, Boston, MA on Friday, March 13, 2020 and will look for a future date to hold the event.

ACRL-NEC’s Scholarly Communication Interest Group & Research Data Services Interest Group are excited to announce the 12th Research Data Management Roundtable

Friday, March 13, 2020

Tufts University, Boston, MA

9:30 AM – 3:00 PM EDT

 So you want to share data in your (institutional*) repository…

Join us for a day of data repository do’s, don’ts, and everything in-between on March 13, 2020, at Tufts University’s medical education building in Boston. In the morning, a panel of speakers with diverse experiences establishing, administering, and troubleshooting data repositories will discuss topics ranging from generating administrative and researcher buy-in to cross-departmental collaboration and technical support. In the afternoon, a roundtable discussion will engage attendees to explore  their experiences with the unique benefits, challenges, and surprises, pleasant or otherwise, of managing data in repositories.

Registration is now open! Please visit our Eventbrite page to register. Space is limited. 

Location: Medical Education Building, Room 114 East, Tufts University, 145 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02111

*So you want to share data in a repository, whether institutional or otherwise, including those managed by others, potentially, but not necessarily including, 3rd party cloud hosted services: a panel and roundtable discussion...



9:30 - 10:00 Registration and mingling; light refreshments available

10:00 - 11:00 Panelist talks (10-15 minutes each)

11:00 - 11:15 Break

11:15 - 12:00 Panel Discussion

12:00 - 1:30 Lunch locally!

1:30 - 2:30 Roundtable discussion

2:30 - 3:00 Wrap up


Our Panel Speakers

Patricia Condon, PhD is the Research Data Services Librarian at the University of New Hampshire. In her role, she leads the development and implementation of support services that accommodate the growing data management and data literacy needs of the University’s research community.

Kristin Lee is the Research Data Librarian at the Tisch Library, Tufts University. She coordinates Carpentries workshops on campus, manages data sharing services like Tufts Dataverse and institutional OSF, and works with her colleagues in Tufts’ Libraries and Tufts Technology Services to meet the data management education and consultation needs of the Tufts community.

Erin Jerome is the Open Access & Institutional Repository Librarian at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  She manages the campus’ institutional repository, ScholarWorks@UMassAmherst, and partners with the Data Services Librarian as co-administrator of UMass’ Data Repository.  Beyond UMass, she is a co-founder of the Northeast Institutional Repository Day (NIRD) and IR Managers Forum.


 Information for attendees:


Medical Education Building, Room 114 East
Tufts University
145 Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA. 02111

Directions (including public transit options):



There is a parking garage next to the Wang Theatre at 274 Tremont Street for which the Library can validate. Rates are available at: https://www.tuftsmedicalcenter.org/about-us/locations-and-directions/campus-buildings-maps/parking.  

Validated rates for up to 5.5 hours is $11 and for up to 7.5 hours is $16.  The walk from The Wang Theatre at 270 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116 to the Medical Education Building at 145 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA 02111 is between 5-10 minutes. Note that walking through the buildings is complicated, so we suggest walking outside. 

When you arrive:

You will need an ID to present at the security desk in the lobby.  


The Tufts_guest network is free and does not require a password.

Local Lunch Options: 

Lunch options are plentiful as Tufts Medical Center is in Chinatown, at the edge of the theater district, as well as near Downtown Crossing (so there are also interesting places to explore!).  

In addition, there is a café in the library: https://www.food4thoughtcafe.com/menus-1,

Au Bon Pain and a salad place in the hospital: https://www.tuftsmedicalcenter.org/patient-care-services/Visitor-Info/Places-to-Eat,

And outside the campus, Asian cuisine and pizza are the closest within a 5 minute walk.  Within 10 minutes, you can find just about anything the city has to offer.

We are hoping to have an informative and engaging day and look forward to seeing you!