Starting and Sustaining a Coding Workshop for Librarians

A session at LITA Forum

Saturday 14th November, 2015

3:30pm to 4:15pm (CST)

As academic practices are rapidly transformed by information technologies, many aspects of librarianship are increasingly inseparable from data manipulation and software development. This transformation is putting pressure on librarians to acquire coding skills and knowledge. This presentation describes a successful coding workshop and related activities at an academic library that provide an interdisciplinary, collegial, and sustained context for coding skills development and knowledge sharing. We describe our goals, logistics, participation, technical and social lessons learned, and provide best practices. We also demonstrate how librarians are consequently inspired to use their coding skills and knowledge in their work.

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Karl Nilsen

Data curator and librarian @UMDLibraries. @ischool_TO grad. bio from Twitter

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Laura Wiegand

Interim Associate Director, Library Information Technology & Systems at UNC Wilmington bio from LinkedIn

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  • Karl Nilsen
  • Laura Wiegand

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Time 3:30pm4:15pm CST

Date Sat 14th November 2015


Nicollet D2, Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

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