In an effort to develop data management expertise within the University of Kentucky (UK) Libraries system, a team of librarians who have expertise with various aspects of research data management at the UK Libraries developed a semester-long training program aimed at reskilling library faculty in the area of research data management. The project team distributed a survey beforehand aimed at discerning the perceived level of knowledge about and comfort level with various aspects of research data management, related training needs, and opinions about the level of support needed for data management-related services on campus. The initial 4-day workshop, which included ten guest speakers from across campus, utilized hands-on activities to help participants process the information conveyed. Monthly brown bag sessions on related topics, a semester-long badging program aimed at providing additional resources, motivation and recognition for the various skills achieved, and a concluding celebration at the end of the semester with an external speaker followed the initial workshop. This presentation outlines the results of the pre- and post-workshop surveys, an overview of the training program, feedback from the program's first cohort, and lessons learned throughout the program.

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A presentation at the International Association for Social Science Information Services & Technology 2016 Conference in Bergen, Norway.