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Pre-Conference Workshops

Half-day workshops will start at either 9:00 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.

Belt and Suspenders: Crafting Full Coverage Monitoring for Library Applications

We use the term “monitoring” to describe a collection of components that make up a system comprised of fault detection, metric collection, analytics, visualization, and notification. We will talk about our composable system, with modular design, combining several tools to fulfill the functions of each component.

We will look at... more

Time

1:30pm to 4:30pm

Eastern Time

Fail4Lib X

Everyone experiences failure in their professional lives, but no one likes to talk about it. When we see failure approaching, we distance ourselves, avert our eyes, or – if we’re in its path – brace for the worst. But failure has intrinsic value and is an essential step on the... more

Time

1:30pm to 4:30pm

Eastern Time

Getting the most out of Wikibase4Lib

This three hour session will provide an introduction to getting Wikibase, the software that powers Wikidata, configured on your local machine by way of Docker Desktop. The session includes an accessible and newbie friendly introduction to using Docker on your laptop, followed by a necessary (though not overly technical) delineation... more

Time

9:00am to 12:00pm

Eastern Time

Including and Unleashing Everyone: Facilitation with Liberating Structures

Including everyone in a collaborative project can be a challenge in technology, as well as in many other fields. People may self-select out of conversations if they’re unsure that they can contribute. If you’re a manager or project leader, it can also feel intimidating to get people to start thinking... more

Time

9:00am to 12:00pm

Eastern Time

Introduction to Figma

In this half-day workshop, we will introduce you to Figma, a collaborative interface design tool. We will cover:

  • What is Figma? Why would I use it?
  • How can I integrate it into my current workflow?
  • Figma 101
    • Introduction to the interface and useful keyboard shortcuts
    • Frames, layers, and... more

Time

1:30pm to 4:30pm

Eastern Time

Modern Alchemy: Turning data into information

In this hands-on workshop participants will first learn how to use a system called the Distant Reader to transform sets of unstructured data (like journal articles) into structured data affectionally called “study carrels”. These data sets are amenable to analysis by both people as well as computers. Second, participants will... more

Time

1:30pm to 4:30pm

Eastern Time