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Library Carpentry workshops focus on building software and data skills within library and information-related communities. Our goal is to empower people in libraries 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. These are excellent learning opportunities for folks interested in tools and techniques for data cleaning, pattern matching, Open Science mandates, and/or using APIs.

There are no prerequisites to join the workshop series.  A basic knowledge of spreadsheet functionality and interest in learning how to do more with data is all that you need.  Workshops are available at no cost, but we request that you commit to attending three out of the four sessions if you would like to participate. Spots are limited, and we would like to provide this opportunity to those who have the time and capacity to work through the full series.

If you have any questions please email Cody Hennesy and Ann Kaste (, 

All workshops will take place online on Mondays, 1-4pm CDT/CST.
Meeting dates are October 2, 16, 30, and November 13, 2023. 

Introduction to Library Carpentry & Tidy Data (October 2, 1-4pm CDT, UTC -5)
This workshop introduces basic concepts, skills, and tools for working with data so that you can work more efficiently and consistently with library data in Spreadsheets. 
Instructors: Caitlin Bakker and Stacie Traill
Tidy Data curriculum 

OpenRefine (October 16, 1-4pm CDT, UTC -5)
This hands-on workshop introduces OpenRefine, a free and powerful browser-based software tool for working with messy data. OpenRefine helps you standardize and clean data in tabular formats (e.g., spreadsheets). 

Instructors: Mary Ann Warner and Stephen Appel
OpenRefine curriculum

The Unix Shell (October 30, 1-4pm CDT, UTC -5)
The Unix shell (or simply the shell) is a command line interface that allows you to interact with your computer using typed text commands. This workshop introduces you to how you can use the shell to automate tasks, and to manipulate, count, and mine data. 
Instructors: Wanda Marsolek and David Naughton
UNIX Shell curriculum

Introduction to Git & GitHub (November 13, 1-4pm CST, UTC -6)
This workshop introduces version control software tools Git and GitHub, which are increasingly used to collaborate reproducibly on digital projects in research and academic environments. The lesson also covers how to use GitHub Pages to host and publish free websites. 
Instructors: Jennifer Stubbs and Cody Hennesy
Git curriculum

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Ann Kaste

Electronic Resources Librarian