NNLM NER Travel Stipends Available to attend Library Carpentry

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National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region will award travel stipends to one person from each of the 6 New England states (6 total stipends) to attend Library Carpentry on October 22-23.

This workshop is organized by the New England Chapter of the Association for Information Science and hosted by Brown University.

Library Carpentry introduces the fundamentals of computing and provides a platform for further self-directed learning. For more information on what is taught and why, please see the paper “Library Carpentry: software skills training for library professionals.” You don’t need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop. Please see more about the event here: https://nesclic.github.io/2018-10-22-NEASIST-Brown

To apply for a travel stipend, please fill out an application here: https://goo.gl/forms/oV6IxW0EBEJ5eiO43

Applications are due October 5th and notifications will be sent by October 10th.

Please note the following:

  • Stipends will cover the following: One roundtrip mileage from starting location to Brown University, tolls, parking, and hotel for one night. Stipends can’t cover food (per diem)
  • If less than 30 miles one way (from starting location to Brown), no hotel will be covered. Mileage (two roundtrips) and other travel incidentals will be covered.
  • Stipends will be in the form of reimbursement. All forms and payments will be completed after the event and may take up to 30 days to process.
  • You must register to attend Library Carpentry at your own expense, a cost of $50-$75: https://nesclic.github.io/2018-10-22-NEASIST-Brown.
  • All those receiving a stipend will be required to write a short blog post about their experiences at Library Carpentry. These will be posted on the NNLM NER blog and distributed through the NER Newsletter. Recipients will also be required to complete a very short NNLM NER specific evaluation survey after the event.

For any questions, concerns, or more information, please contact Martha Meacham, Associate Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region, martha.meacham2@umassmed.edu

Library Carpentry Workshop at Brown University

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NEASIST, Brown University Library, & NESCLiC (New England Software Carpentry Library Consortium) are hosting a 2-day Library Carpentry workshop October 22-23, 2018 in Providence, RI.

What are we teaching? View the full workshop agenda here: nesclic.github.io/2018-10-22-NEASIST-Brown

Library Carpentry is made by librarians, for librarians to help you:

  • automate repetitive, boring, error-prone tasks
  • create, maintain and analyse 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 librarians, archivists, and other information workers. You don’t need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop.

Where: Rockefeller Library, 10 Prospect Street, Providence, RI 02912. Get directions with OpenStreetMap or Google Maps.

When: October 22-23, 2018. 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. They are also required to abide by Library Carpentry’s Code of Conduct.

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 neasist@gmail.com for more information.