CodeYear Catalogers

CodeAcademy is offering an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in getting started with coding: Code Year. Each week they’ll be emailing out to anyone that signs up an interactive lesson on coding. Code Academy offers some fantastic interactive courses, so you learn in a supportive environment.

Naturally this has piqued the interest of a number of catalogers that have been interested in learning to code or want to brush up or learn new code languages, myself included. Catalogers work with massive amounts of curated bibliographic data, and being able to manipulate it in new and different ways and in ever increasing amounts is key as we move forward into the bibliographic future and the world of linked data and the semantic web.

So I started compiling names. This is my curated list of catalogers on Twitter participating in CodeYear so far:

@slmcdanold (me)
@yo_bj (no longer has cataloger in her title but it’s in her soul)
@chrpr (not a cataloger…but we like him anyway)
@caschwartz (no longer has cataloger in her title but it’s in her soul)

Add yourself to the list by posting your Twitter handle as a comment. I’ll update as needed. 🙂 You can also send me a message via Twitter (@slmcdanold) and add yourself that way. Or use the newly created hashtag #catcode (thanks @chrpr for the suggestion)!

There is now an actual LIST on Twitter: catcode. Subscribe!

If you’re not on Twitter, let me know where we should email you when we get some sort of wiki/webpage/IRC channel going so we can all suffer learn together and help each other.

Non-Twitter list:

Cecilia G. (
Joe O. (
Martin J. (
Nancy H. (
Ann H. ( [on Twitter as @alh5456 but forgets to use it. 😉 ]
Susie R. (
Deborah Tomaras (
Melodie Frances (
Linda Frankel (
Leigh Billings (
Bill Anderson (
Catherine Kellett (
Christine DeZelar-Tiedman (
Cindy (
Ashley Dietrick (
Joan Milligan (
Chris Blackman (
Kristi Bergland (
Euem C. Osmera (
David A. Johnson (
Pauline (
Mike Mitchell (
R.A. Stewart (
Melissa VanTine (
Tina (
Carolyn (
Julie ( 
Peter Rolla (  


About slmcdanold

I’m learning to laugh at myself on a daily basis. I’m a librarian (cataloger) and I love it. My job involves all things metadata related in any and all formats. I have been known to cause a ruckus when necessary (aka troublesome cataloger) and make no apologies for it. I have a passion for continuing education and teaching. I’m a newbie coder (still learning). I like to cook. I’m a fan of rugby (go Australian Wallabies!) and ice hockey (go Detroit Red Wings!). I’m car-free and bike/walk a lot. I’m learning to love running one stride at a time. I own (and love) a very mouthy cat with a punk attitude and a slightly neurotic rescue mutt.
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68 Responses to CodeYear Catalogers

  1. R.A. Stewart says:

    Just signed up. No Twitter account, but you can email me at rstewart@indiantrailslibrary.orgThanks!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Melissa VanTine (

  3. Anonymous says:

    Just signed up my Twitter account is @metalib

  4. Anonymous says:

    @bohyunkim (Bohyun Kim)

  5. Peter Rolla says:

    Shana – Thanks for compiling this list. I signed up for the courses, so please add me. Thanks!

  6. Anonymous says:

    I am new to coding so I am trying a few lessons first.

  7. eveline says:

    @SnezaninSmehI would love to be a part of this! Thank you! – Bojana

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