If you deal mostly with the sciences the New England Science Boot Camp might be useful. I've always thought they looked interesting. I think the Data Scientist Training for Librarians looks amazing. I don't see a session scheduled. You might contact them and see if they have one planned and figure a way to encumber the funds. It is a weekly class, so you would have to be with driving or T distance to Cambridge.
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From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Matthew Sherman
Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2014 8:26 AM
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Subject: [CODE4LIB] Professional Development Suggestions?
I wanted to solicit some ideas from the community. I was recently told I have about 500 bucks in professional development funds I can make use of, but the deadline to submit things for approval for this budget year is in the front half of next week. As such I wanted to find out from the group if they knew of any good webinars, work shops, or small conferences in the northeast that could be helpful to a librarian who works with repositories and digital collections. Or if people know of other good ways to make use of professional development funds. I would like to make good use of these to grow, but I am at a loss as to where I could apply them with the time I have to look. I appreciate any thoughts people can provide. Thanks and I hope everyone has a good day.