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Ahead of the Curve: Mentoring for Emerging Careers in eScience Librarianship

Cornell University Library (CUL) is partnering with the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University (SU) to support its eScience Fellows Program through a mentorship program for enrolled students. The program provides students with opportunities for involvement with world-class science libraries and innovative eScience projects. The eScience Librarianship program, a specialized curriculum within SU’s MS in Library and Information Science program, is designed to prepare students for professional roles supporting scientific practice and communication in eScience environments. Curriculum components include scientific data management, data and collaboration technologies, data services, workflows, and metadata for scientific data sets. The overarching goals of the mentorship program are to provide students with the opportunity to gain exposure to the practice of science and eScience librarianship, and develop career skills and professional contacts.