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Friday, November 2 • 1:01pm - 1:11pm
The Creative Learning Spiral: A Python Learner in the Library

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While it is increasingly apparent that there are many applications for programming and automation in the library, learning a programming language from scratch can seem like a task of heroic proportions. This lightning talk touches on the impetus for learning and applying Python to various evaluation tasks at the University of Kansas Libraries and describes the presenter's journey from complete beginner to practicing Python user. Within the framework of Mitchel Resnik's Creative Learning Spiral, the presenter discusses how learning Python is an iterative process that requires collaboration and imagination. While the resources mentioned are specific to Python, the same approach is applicable to learning various tools for automating library data exploration tasks.


Greta Valentine

Data & Research Analyst, University of Kansas Libraries
I am a Research and Data Analyst in the Digital Initiatives unit at KU Libraries. I conduct assessment and usability studies, and coordinate internal data collection and analysis efforts in our library. I'm involved in facilitating a variety of peer learning groups focused on automation... Read More →

Friday November 2, 2018 1:01pm - 1:11pm CDT
J.W. Jones Student Union, Boardroom