Virtual Library Carpentry Workshops – November 3-4, 2021

The NNLM Region 1 is pleased to announce hosting a virtual Library Carpentry workshop November 3-4, 2021.

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:


  • This workshop will be held via Zoom, from 9 am – 4:00 pm ET each day.
  • There are 20 seats available. They will be awarded on a first-come-first serve basis, additional registrants will be added to a wait list if the class is full.
  • Participants must have access to a computer (no tablets or Chromebooks) with Windows, Mac, or Linux operating system and an internet connection that can support a Zoom video meeting.
  • Participants must agree to follow the Carpentries Code of Conduct.
  • Participants must download the required files and programs for the The UNIX ShellIntro to R, and Introduction to Working with Data lessons before the workshop.
  • Additional files may be required and will be communicated in advance by the course instructors one week in advance.
  • If you are registered and unable to attend; we ask that you inform us as soon as possible to allow a waitlisted participant access to the course.

To apply, please register on the class page.

All participants in the virtual workshop are eligible for 15 Medical Library Association Continuing Education credits! This is thanks to the CE partnership between the NNLM and the MLA.

Questions? Contact NNLM Region 1 at


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