Git Intro for Librarians

What We Will Try to Do

begin to understand and use Git/Github. You will not be an expert by the end of the class. You will probably not even feel very comfortable using Git. This is okay. We want to make a start but, like any skill, using Git takes practice.

Be Excellent to Each Other

Be Patient With Me and Yourself


  1. Setup a github account
  2. Install git
  3. Configure your git setup

There are three main ways to contribute to Library Carpentry:


00:00 What is git? What is Git?
What is Github?
00:10 Getting started what do add and commit mean?
00:30 Sharing your work what does push and pull mean?
01:00 Review can you express git commands in a non ‘git’ way?
01:25 Github pages what is GitHub Pages?
02:00 Git in libraries What could Git be useful for?
03:00 Finish

The actual schedule may vary slightly depending on the topics and exercises chosen by the instructor.