November 16, 2023
1:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Instructors: Kaelen Bennett, David Kwasny
Helpers: Jay Gordon
Library Carpentry is made by people working in library- and information-related roles to help you:
Library Carpentry introduces you to the fundamentals of computing and provides you with a platform for further self-directed learning. For more information on what we teach and why, please see our paper "Library Carpentry: software skills training for library professionals".
Who: The course is for people looking to improve their data management skills. You don't need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop.
When: November 16, 2023. Add to your Google Calendar.
Accessibility: We are committed to making this workshop accessible to everybody. For workshops at a physical location, the workshop organizers have checked that:
Materials will be provided in advance of the workshop and large-print handouts are available if needed by notifying the organizers in advance. If we can help making learning easier for you (e.g. sign-language interpreters, lactation facilities) please get in touch (using contact details below) and we will attempt to provide them.
Roles: To learn more about the roles at the workshop (who will be doing what), refer to our Workshop FAQ.
Everyone who participates in Carpentries activities is required to conform to the Code of Conduct. This document also outlines how to report an incident if needed.
Please be sure to complete these surveys before and after the workshop.
|Before Starting||Pre-workshop survey|
|13:00||Tidy Data Pt. 1|
|14:30||Coffee & snack break|
|14:45||Tidy Data Pt. 2|
To participate in a Library Carpentry workshop, you will need access to software as described below. In addition, you will need an up-to-date web browser.
We maintain a list of common issues that occur during installation as a reference for instructors that may be useful on the Configuration Problems and Solutions wiki page.
Spreadsheets are useful for data entry and data organization, and some subsetting and sorting of the data as well as getting an overview of the data. Participants must bring their own laptop with spreadsheet software installed. The instructors will be using Microsoft Excel, but participants are welcome to use any similar software such as Google Sheets or LibreOffice. You can find setup instructions on the setup page.