Introduction to Python Programming for Librarians
Instructor: Andromeda Yelton
Dates: Not currently scheduled
Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs
In this course, you’ll learn the basics of the Python programming language from a library perspective. Programming topics will include variables, if/else, loops, functions, lists, dicts, and modules. You’ll get hands-on practice with each concept. Throughout the course we’ll apply our emerging Python knowledge to real-world library examples. You’ll leave the course with a plan for applying your programming skills to improve your own library services and workflows.
Andromeda Yelton is a librarian and software developer who's passionate about promoting coding, collaboration, and diversity in library technology. She has a BS in Mathematics from Harvey Mudd College, an MA in Classics from Tufts, and an MLS from Simmons. Before her MLS, she taught Latin to middle school boys; after, she did library outreach, software, and communications at the ebook startup Unglue.it. She is a member of the LITA Board of Directors. Website
This is an online class that is taught asynchronously, meaning that participants do the work on their own time as their schedules allow. The class does not meet together at any particular times, although the instructor may set up optional sychronous chat sessions. Instruction includes readings and assignments in one-week segments. Class participation is in an online forum environment.
Please contact us to arrange a special session of this class for a group of seven or more, with a negotiable discount, or to be notified when it is next scheduled.