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Data Literacy for Librarians

Image of the credential's badges: seven skills and the larger 'Data Literacy for Librarians' badge

The Research Division at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is widely known for its flagship data service FRED®. An integral part of our work facilitating access to data is building capacity among consumers to use data effectively and accurately.

Our Library Services and Economic Education teams have developed an online professional development program on data literacy for librarians. This program focuses on seven foundational data literacy competencies and uses FRED® data to provide opportunities for hands-on learning.

Each competency in the program is matched to a digital badge issued by Credly. Librarians successfully completing individual modules will receive, at no cost, Credly badges certifying their achievement. After completing all seven individual modules, librarians will receive a digital micro-credential on data literacy.

To participate in this professional development program, register via this link. Questions? Email us at

View the video introduction to the program by clicking on the image