UCDLFx 2019 has ended
Please join us for the second University of California Digital Library Forum (UC DLFx) conference, taking place May 20-22nd at UC San Diego.

When:May 20-22, 2019 (Pre-conference on May 20, sessions May 21-22)
Where: UC San Diego campus, Atkinson Hall at the Qualcomm Institute

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Tuesday, May 21 • 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Creating effective workshops using the Carpentries inclusive pedagogy

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Funding bodies, campus initiatives, and professional associations have recently placed an increasing importance on training as a way to help researchers, librarians and staff better engage with the expanding array of tools, research techniques, and vast amounts of data.  The objective of many of these training programs is to improve the skills of researchers, librarians and staff in working with data.  But how do we do this effectively in a way that promotes inclusivity? The Carpentries is an open, global community teaching researchers the skills to turn data into knowledge using evidence-based teaching practices. This session provides an overview of the inclusive pedagogy and teaching practices the Carpentries uses to create, teach and improve on their workshops.  Specifically, we will cover how the Carpentries create a welcoming and supportive environment for all people regardless of background or identity. How we design our workshops with a focus on instilling a ‘growth mindset’, so learners can gain confidence in their abilities to continue learning. Finally, we'll cover some teaching practices and tips we use in our workshops that we’ve found effective in teaching technical topics to novices.


Kristian Allen

Software Architect, UC Los Angeles
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Tim Dennis

Director, Library Data Science Center, University of California, Los Angeles
Tim is the Director of the Data Science Center (DSC), a research and education support unit of the UCLA Library. He is an instructor & instructor trainer with The Carpentries, a community that teaches foundational coding and data science skills to researchers worldwide. He recently... Read More →
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Reid Otsuji

Data Curation Specialist, UC San Diego

Tuesday May 21, 2019 3:15pm - 3:45pm PDT
Black Box Theater