Find a Way to Develop Data Literacy - Using Library Carpentry!


This preconference session will help participants find a way to develop staff’s data literacy by leveraging Library Carpentry training ( Library Carpentry’s goal is to create a community of learners who embrace technologies & software to get work done more effectively. This session will begin with an explanation of Library Carpentry & how the presenters have applied it at the University of Alberta Libraries. Participants will then learn tangible & scalable ways they can use Library Carpentries at their libraries to break down barriers for library staff’s professional development around coding & data analysis. Following these discussions, participants will take part in a hands-on Intro to Data workshop demo (, highlighting pedagogical techniques that help demystify key-tech concepts & support learners at all levels.


Abigail Sparling, Céline Gareau-Brennan

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