Using APIs and Postman to Automate Technical Services Tasks

APIs are a powerful tool for creating new workflows and automating repetitive tasks in technical services. For librarians who are not programmers, using an API is not a straightforward project. This presentation will describe how Postman, an API platform with a user-friendly interface, can be used to interact with API requests, and will walk attendees through how to set up to send multiple, chained requests and how to use a CSV file to perform bulk processing. Examples will include working with electronic inventory and ExLibris’ Alma APIs.

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Oct 14 2022


2:30 pm - 3:30 pm




Seminar Theater
Hilton Salt Lake City Center, 255 S W Temple St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101


  • Tamara Pilko
    Tamara Pilko
    Electronic Resources Librarian, University of California Santa Cruz

    Tamara Pilko is the Electronic Resources Librarian at the University of California, Santa Cruz, which she does remotely from the foothills of the Wasatch in Salt Lake City. Tamara previously worked at a corporate library where she similarly managed e-resources and worked on streamlining metadata workflows. When done bending metadata to her will, she enjoys hiking and skiing in the mountains or traveling and exploring.

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