Applications Open for Libraries Carpentry Workshops in Baltimore and Salt Lake City!
The NNLM Training Office (NTO) and Southeastern Atlantic Region (SEA) are pleased to host Library Carpentry workshops this spring and provide professional development funds to support travel to these exciting opportunities.
Library Carpentry focuses on building software and data skills within library and information-related communities. Their goal is to empower people in these roles to use software and data in their own work and to become advocates for and train others in efficient, effective and reproducible data and software practices.
The target audience is learners who have little to no prior computational experience. The instructors put a priority on creating a friendly environment to empower researchers and enable data-driven discovery. Even those with some experience will benefit, as the goal is to teach not only how to do analyses, but how to manage the process to make it as automated and reproducible as possible. Biomedical and health sciences librarians and LIS students are encouraged to participate.
In this two-day interactive, hands-on workshop you will learn core software and data skills, with lessons including:
- Introduction to Working with Data
- Introduction to Git
- The Unix Shell, and
- A brief Introduction to Python
Participants may apply to attend the workshop series in either:
- Baltimore, Maryland – March 19-20, 2020 or
- Salt Lake City, Utah – March 26-27, 2020
To broaden access to this exciting training, we invite applications to cover the costs of travel and attendance, up to $1,500 for Baltimore, and $1,200 for Salt Lake City. Travel costs will be reimbursed after travel occurs.
You must be able to commit to traveling for the workshop dates:
- University of Maryland, Baltimore – March 19-20, 2020
- University of Utah, Salt Lake City – March 26-27, 2020
You must be able to bring a laptop computer.
All participants must be prepared to observe The Carpentries Code of Conduct in workshops.
Applications to participate and receive funding are due Friday, January 10, 2020. Notice of acceptance to the Library Carpentry Workshop will be announced on or before January 31, 2020.
See full details and apply via the online application: https://nnlm.gov/nto-sea/funding/library-carpentry-professional-development-award.