Get Involved

There are lots of ways to get involved in our community and many different ways to support the work of Library Carpentry and The Carpentries.

Become a member

Libraries are a perfect host for Carpentries activities on campus and can be an invaluable hub for learning data science skills. Departments, labs, and other groups at institutions fall into a cycle of constantly revisiting training programs to keep their communities up-to-date with current software and data tools and approaches. Libraries offer a home for these activities and can help with coordination and integration of computational training within your organization. A variety of membership opportunities exist which a library can subscribe to and grow Carpentries activities at your organization. Read more about The Carpentries membership options.

We’ve gathered a number of proposals to help with making the case for membership at your organization and there are a number of stories on our blog that can help as well including:

What’s next?

In addition to teaching and hosting workshops, here is a list of possible next steps to consider:

  • Develop a lesson that your community can share with the world
  • Consider leading community initiatives and/or volunteer to help with events (e.g. CarpentryCon)
  • Help mentor others joining the community
  • Explore new strategic directions for the community
  • Share information with a library colleague or your library director

Read about others’ experiences

We’ve gathered a number of stories from the community so that you can read about others’ experiences. Before you even consider your next steps, learning about what others have done can help.