Hackathons can be ideal opportunities for libraries and librarians to promote new services and tools. In these social events, attendees form teams and work on a project together within a given time limit. This article explains hackathons, provides a brief history, and details how libraries and librarians can get involved. Similar event structures, like hack days and edit-a-thons, are also considered.
Davis, R. “Hackathons for Libraries and Librarians.” Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian 35.2 (2016): 87–91. Web.