Companies are looking to harness the power of data, both big and small, to take their business to new levels. One major hurdle for companies seeking to become data-centric is facing a lack of data literate talent for hire in the current market of recent college graduates. This article establishes a conversation about data literacy in business education, discusses the role of the librarian in this work, and proposes a set of data literacy competencies that librarians could help incorporate into business school education, as has been similarly seen in other disciplines.

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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in the Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship on October 21, 2019, available online: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/08963568.2019.1680189



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