Our Events

Carpentries in the Libraries Community Calls

One of the strengths of The Carpentries is its community and libraries are great places to foster conversations around data and software skills. The series launched in July 2018 to invite guest speakers to talk about data and software approaches and tools that the community can consider, in their own work, and possibly in the lessons we develop and teach. It is also a chance for community members to discuss their work in Library Carpentry and The Carpentries and to share updates. The 1-hour calls are online and delivered via Zoom. Attendees take collaborative notes via Etherpad ( HTML version) (attendees can add their names, contact information, and updates to the notes) and slides are posted following the calls. The calls generally follow the agenda below:

  • 0-20 min - Guest speaker
  • 20-50 min - Community updates
  • 50-60 min - Library Carpentry/Carpentries updates

Upcoming Calls & Guest Speakers

There are currently no scheduled calls. If you would like to suggest speakers for upcoming calls please email your ideas to discuss-library-carpentry@lists.carpentries.org, suggest names in the etherpad, or contact Christopher Erdmann.

Past Calls & Guest Speakers

6 August 2018 @ 20:00 UTC
Shelley Stall, Director of Data Programs at American Geophysical Union
Topic: Brief update on Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR) data & software and how can librarians get involved
Talk Slides

24 September 2018 @ 20:00 UTC
Tara Vancil, In charge of words, product, website at Beaker, a browser for the peer to peer web
Topic: Peer to peer web for librarians
Talk Slides

1 October 2018 @ 20:00 UTC
Tim Head, Python and Stats Consultant, Building Binder at Wild Tree Tech
Topic: Binder, a tool to help researchers make their code immediately reproducible
Talk Slides

5 November 2018 @ 21:00 UTC
Konrad Foerstner, Professor for Information Literacy at the Technical University of Cologne and Head of Information services at ZB MED - Information Center for Life Sciences
Topic: Leveraging The Carpentries to grow library services
Talk Notes

3 December 2018 @ 21:00 UTC
Ed Summers, Software Developer, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities and DocNow
Topic: Talk and tour of the Documenting the Now project and tools to support social media & web archiving efforts
Talk Slides

28 January 2019 @ 21:00 UTC
Susanna-Assunta Sansone, Associate Director, Associate Professor (Oxford e-Research Centre, Department of Engineering Science), Peter McQuilton, Oxford e-Research Centre, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford
Topic: FAIRsharing is a curated, informative and educational resource on data and metadata standards, inter-related to databases and data policies.
Talk Slides

25 February 2019 @ 21:00 UTC
Maria Gould, UC3 Product Manager (California Digital Library, University of California Curation Center)
Topic: Research Organization Registry Community (ROR) is a community-led project to develop an open, sustainable, usable, and unique identifier for every research organization in the world.
Talk Slides

6 March 2019 @ 21:00 UTC
Carli Spina, Associate Professor and the Head of Research & Instructional Services at the Fashion Institute of Technology
Topic: This session introduces Universal Design for Learning and provides advice on how to teach in a manner that is accessible and inclusive of those with disabilities and who use assistive devices.
Talk Slides

29 April 2019 @ 20:00 UTC
Aleksandra Pawlik, Community Advocate, Stencila
Topic: Stencila is a set of open source tools supporting research reproducibility and interoperability. During the talk Aleksandra will demonstrate how all the components fit together and how to integrate them within the existing ecosystem of tools, such as spreadsheets, R, RStudio, Jupyter Notebook and more.
Talk Slides

16 May 2019 @ 14:00 UTC
Alice Meadows, Communications Director, ORCID and Terry Law, User Program Services, Project Manager, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Topic: What's New at ORCID? Learn about new features available via ORCID's API 3.0 to connect and share more of your own and community's contributions.
Talk Slides

Add the calls to your calendar here.
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If you would like to suggest speakers for upcoming calls, or have other suggestions/feedback, please email your ideas to discuss-library-carpentry@lists.carpentries.org, suggest names in the etherpad, or contact Christopher Erdmann.