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When & Where
Mon, December 16, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tue, December 17, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
356B Barrows Hall (D-Lab Convening Room)

General Information

Library Carpentry is part of the Carpentries, and is made by people working in library- and information-related roles to help you:

  • automate repetitive, boring, error-prone tasks
  • create, maintain and analyze sustainable and reusable data
  • work effectively with IT and systems colleagues
  • better understand the use of software in research
  • and much more...

Library Carpentry introduces you to the fundamentals of computing and provides you with a platform for further self-directed learning. For more information on what we teach and why, please see our paper "Library Carpentry: software skills training for library professionals".

Who: The course is for people working in library- and information-related roles. You don't need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop.

Where: D-Lab, 356 Barrows Hall, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720-3030. Get directions with OpenStreetMap or Google Maps.

When: Dec 16-17, 2019. Add to your Google Calendar.

Requirements: Participants must bring a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on. They should have a few specific software packages installed (listed below).

Code of Conduct: Everyone who participates in Carpentries activities is required to conform to the Code of Conduct. This document also outlines how to report an incident if needed.

Accessibility: We are committed to making this workshop accessible to everybody. The workshop organizers have checked that:

  • The room is wheelchair / scooter accessible.
  • Accessible restrooms are available.

Materials will be provided in advance of the workshop and large-print handouts are available if needed by notifying the organizers in advance. If we can help making learning easier for you (e.g. sign-language interpreters, lactation facilities) please get in touch (using contact details below) and we will attempt to provide them.

Contact: Please email speterso@berkeley.edu or zwp@stanford.edu for more information.


Please be sure to complete these surveys before and after the workshop.

Pre-workshop Survey

Post-workshop Survey 


Visit the Eventbrite site to register. 

Workshop Website with Schedule and Syllabus


Primary Tool: 
Git, Bash, OpenRefine
Training Learner Level: 
Training Host: 
D-lab Facilitator: 
Evan Muzzall
Format Detail: 
Interactive, hands-on; lecture
Participant Technology Requirement: 
Laptop required
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