Journal Article: “What Are “The Carpentries” and What Are They Doing in the Library?” (Preprint)
The following research article (preprint) is posted on the “portal: Libraries and the Academy” website.
University of Oklahoma
Since 2014, the University Libraries at the University of Oklahoma in Norman has been a member of the Software Carpentry Foundation (now part of “The Carpentries”), a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching basic computing skills to researchers. Through this partnership, we have taught over a dozen introductory programming workshops to participants across campus and have established a local community of instructors. By centering this training in the University Libraries, we reaffirm the libraries’ position as the intellectual crossroads for research on campus. We also provide professional development opportunities for librarians and other staff to improve their teaching and foster a better understanding of modern research workflows.
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About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.