Creating An E-Library Card: Lessons in coding for one of the largest library systems in the world

Many people depend on the public library, and as one of the largest library systems in the world, building for the New York Public Library requires a lot of careful navigation of bureaucracy, a deep empathy of the diverse users that rely on the library, and the technical chops to get the job done. Courteney shares her journey of building an e-library card for the library and the lessons she learned in the process.


Courteney Ervin Software Developer, The New York Public Library

Courteney Ervin codes in the space where open source meets social good. She’s a developer at the New York Public Library, where she supports accessible literacy in NYC and beyond.

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Creating An E-Library Card: Lessons in coding for one of the largest library systems in the world

Many people depend on the public library, and as one of the largest library systems in the world, building for the New York Public Library requires a lot of careful navigation of bureaucracy, a deep empathy of the diverse users that rely on the library, and the technical chops to get the job done. Courteney shares her journey of building an e-library card for the library and the lessons she learned in the process.

Courteney Ervin

Software Developer, The New York Public Library

Courteney Ervin codes in the space where open source meets social good. She’s a developer at the New York Public Library, where she supports accessible literacy in NYC and beyond.

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