Data Literacy is an emerging area of interest for librarians. As with many emerging and interdisciplinary fields, data literacy means different things to interested stakeholders and experts. Rather than trying to produce a definitive explanation of what data literacy means on this site we seek to present resources that depict multiple viewpoints to enable you, the reader, to make your own decisions based on your specific contexts and needs.
However, we strongly believe that librarians have a role to play in data literacy and that the work librarians and others have invested in understanding and responding to information literacy can serve as a foundation for this role. Therefore, we are employing the term "Data Information Literacy" (DIL) on this site to make this connection clear and to keep it at the forefront of the discussion as we define our roles and responsibilities in this space.