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Register for Library Carpentry with Region 5

Posted by on January 10th, 2022 Posted in: Data Science, Education, Library staff, New from NNLM Region 5, Technology, Training & Education


Region 5 is excited to announce we will be hosting two free online sessions of Library Carpentry in Winter and Spring of 2022. Both sessions have 25 spots available.

The Winter session will be February 22-24, 9:00am-2:00pm, PST; register here! Registration will close Tuesday, February 15th, 6:00pm PST.

The Spring session will be April 26-28, 12:30pm-5:30pm PDT and covers the same material, so choose the date that works best for you; register here!

Library Carpentry focuses on building software and data skills within library and information-related communities. Their hands-on, approachable workshops empower people in a variety of roles to use software and data in their own work and support effective, efficient, reproducible practices. Learn more about Library Carpentry on their website.

The Library Carpentry workshop is broken into four lessons: Workshop Overview, Introduction to Working with Data (Regular Expressions), The UNIX Shell, Open Refine, and Introduction to Git. You can learn more about the lessons on their website.

Library Carpentry Learning Objectives:

  • Cut through the jargon terms and phrases of software development and data science and apply concepts from these fields in library tasks;
  • Identify and use best practices in data structures;
  • Learn how to programmatically transform and map data from one form to another;
  • Work effectively with researchers, IT, and systems colleagues;
  • Automate repetitive, error prone tasks.

The Library Carpentry workshops are open to all, and the training will focus on skills for library workers. We encourage anyone interested in Library Carpentry skills to register, no prior knowledge is needed. We will prioritize registration from Region 5 states (Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States); however, if we are not able to fill all 25 spots with Region 5 participants we will be accepting non-Region 5 registrants on a first come first serve basis.

Register for the winter Library Carpentry Workshop!

Any questions about the Library Carpentry workshops can be directed to nnlm@uw.edu

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Daina Dickman, MA, MLIS, AHIP is the Assistant Director of the Network of the National Library of Medicine, Region 5

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Developed resources reported in this program are supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012343 with the University of Washington.

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