To understand how information and data are created and used both internally and externally at an organization to develop reports that help improve the quality of their data and services. (Reporting)
To learn about new technologies and approaches that can help improve metadata and data cleaning and linking workflows to benefit discovery of resources in their communities. (Curation)
To develop digital preservation skills to enable and ensure access to reformatted and born digital content. (Preservation)
To gain background knowledge on advances in information and data technologies and approaches to foster greater interaction, collaboration, and better assistance with community members around technical questions and challenges. (Information Desk)
To learn useful methods and technologies and in turn teach their communities about them to enable their work with information and data. (Instructional)
To develop skills and expertise to participate on technical projects that enhance and support digital services. (IT)
The following exercise can be helpful in understanding the drivers and needs of the Library Carpentry audience:
As a ___ I need ___ in order to / so that ___
List of examples:
Learning about your audience, particularly demographic data, can greatly aid how you can communicate and teach effectively. Review the list of demographic resources as you get to know the Library Carpentry audience and community.
Job descriptions can also be invaluable to understanding the duties and tasks associated with the audience roles in the Library Carpentry community. Please see the list of job descriptions for more background.