Timeline

2013

The first Software Carpentry workshops for librarians were held at Harvard University, University of Toronto, Edmonton Public Library, New York Public Library, and West Vancouver Memorial Library.

2014

Dr. James Baker receives support from the Software Sustainability Institute to develop and implement Library Carpentry.

2015

Pilot Library Carpentry programme taught at City University London. Lessons derived from Software Carpentry.

2016

First Mozilla Global Sprint - Library Carpentry lesson development led by Belinda Weaver. Subsequent sprints in 2017 and 2018.

2017

First Carpentries instructor training for librarians and Library Carpentry at csv,conf,v3 in Portland, OR. The National and State Libraries of Australasia fund an all-capital cities roadshow in Australia for Library Carpentry workshops.

2018

IMLS grant awarded to the California Digital Library to further develop Library Carpentry. Chris Erdmann hired as the Community and Development Director. The Carpentries opened Lesson Organisation discussions with Library Carpentry on 21 May 2018 and joined The Carpentries as an official Lesson Program on 1 November 2018.

2019

Library Carpentry, the Australian Research Data Commons, and the Research Data Alliance Libraries for Research Data Interest Group organised a worldwide sprint with over 20 organisations to develop and publish Top 10 FAIR Data & Software Things to provide domain level guidance on the FAIR principles. The Library Carpentry Maintainer community ran a series of calls to get to know each other, look at what needed to be developed in the lessons, and understand how they wanted to work as groups. The Governance Group transitioned into the Advisory Group which works towards fostering greater participation in the Library Carpentry community. Library Carpentry, LIBER, LIR, and the UCD Library host a Carpentries instructor training workshop for librarians. 5 Library Carpentry lessons part of The Carpentries June 2019 lesson release.