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UPCOMING EVENTS

Upcoming Events

  • Library Carpentry: Practical tools for working with data Date: Monday, June 14, 2021
    Time: 8:00am - 12:00pm
    Presenter: Nathaniel Porter
    Location: Online

    Library Carpentry workshops teach people working in library- and information-related roles how to:

    Cut through the jargon terms and phrases of software development and data science and apply concepts from these fields in library tasks;
    -Identify and use best practices in data structures;
    -Learn how to programmatically transform and map data from one form to another;
    -Work effectively with researchers, IT, and systems colleagues;
    -Automate repetitive, error prone tasks.

    By the end of the workshop, participants will learn and practice:
    -Using regular expression to find and select data
    -Working with files, directories and data manipulation from the command line
    -Formatting, cleaning and exporting data in a spreadsheet (like Excel or Google Sheets)
    -Harnessing OpenRefine to clean and transform data

    The workshop will take place every morning from 8-Noon (EDT), June 14-17. Registering once will ensure you can attend the entire workshop. While targeted to the skills most important for library workers, the workshop is open to anyone. 

    You do not need any experience to participate but you will need access to a WIndows, Mac or Linux computer. The workshop will be hosted online using Zoom; instructions for accessing course material and installing software will be sent in advance. For questions, contact Data Education Coordinator Nathaniel Porter (ndporter@vt.edu).

    If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please email library-event-accessibility-g@vt.edu at least 10 business days prior to the event.

  • Library Carpentry: Practical tools for working with data Date: Tuesday, June 15, 2021
    Time: 8:00am - 12:00pm
    Presenter: Nathaniel Porter
    Location: Online

    Library Carpentry workshops teach people working in library- and information-related roles how to:

    Cut through the jargon terms and phrases of software development and data science and apply concepts from these fields in library tasks;
    -Identify and use best practices in data structures;
    -Learn how to programmatically transform and map data from one form to another;
    -Work effectively with researchers, IT, and systems colleagues;
    -Automate repetitive, error prone tasks.

    By the end of the workshop, participants will learn and practice:
    -Using regular expression to find and select data
    -Working with files, directories and data manipulation from the command line
    -Formatting, cleaning and exporting data in a spreadsheet (like Excel or Google Sheets)
    -Harnessing OpenRefine to clean and transform data

    The workshop will take place every morning from 8-Noon (EDT), June 14-17. Registering once will ensure you can attend the entire workshop. While targeted to the skills most important for library workers, the workshop is open to anyone. 

    You do not need any experience to participate but you will need access to a WIndows, Mac or Linux computer. The workshop will be hosted online using Zoom; instructions for accessing course material and installing software will be sent in advance. For questions, contact Data Education Coordinator Nathaniel Porter (ndporter@vt.edu).

    If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please email library-event-accessibility-g@vt.edu at least 10 business days prior to the event.

  • Library Carpentry: Practical tools for working with data Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2021
    Time: 8:00am - 12:00pm
    Presenter: Nathaniel Porter
    Location: Online

    Library Carpentry workshops teach people working in library- and information-related roles how to:

    Cut through the jargon terms and phrases of software development and data science and apply concepts from these fields in library tasks;
    -Identify and use best practices in data structures;
    -Learn how to programmatically transform and map data from one form to another;
    -Work effectively with researchers, IT, and systems colleagues;
    -Automate repetitive, error prone tasks.

    By the end of the workshop, participants will learn and practice:
    -Using regular expression to find and select data
    -Working with files, directories and data manipulation from the command line
    -Formatting, cleaning and exporting data in a spreadsheet (like Excel or Google Sheets)
    -Harnessing OpenRefine to clean and transform data

    The workshop will take place every morning from 8-Noon (EDT), June 14-17. Registering once will ensure you can attend the entire workshop. While targeted to the skills most important for library workers, the workshop is open to anyone. 

    You do not need any experience to participate but you will need access to a WIndows, Mac or Linux computer. The workshop will be hosted online using Zoom; instructions for accessing course material and installing software will be sent in advance. For questions, contact Data Education Coordinator Nathaniel Porter (ndporter@vt.edu).

    If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please email library-event-accessibility-g@vt.edu at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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Make information accessible

The University Libraries at Virginia Tech furthers the university’s dedication to being a global land-grant institution and serving faculty, students, and societies across the globe. The University Libraries supports the creation and publication of scholarship that is freely accessible to all — regardless of geographical location.

Engage with digital content

Learning, creating, and collaborating in the digital world is increasingly complex. Through digital literacy initiatives, University Libraries seeks to empower our community of learners and researchers as they navigate and participate in digital environments.

Showcase your best work

The ePortfolio Initiative supports the University’s mission to showcase students’ ability to be both leaders in specific disciplines while also cultivating transdisciplinary interests and skills, digital literacy and career competencies, aspirational values, and engagement in experiential and communal learning.