On July 26, David Dietrich, Advisory Technical Education Consultant, EMC Global Education Services, joined Data Scientist Training for Librarians (#DST4L), to help kickoff the program by discussing some of the challenges we face with Big Data and by providing background on the data science lifecycle. David recommended reading the series of blog posts he created with Steve Todd. Slides from his previous #DST4L talk are available. Christopher Erdmann followed by how librarians can retool and provide new services to respond to the data challenges that our communities are facing. Chris’s slides are also available.