I'm interested! I've included a cover letter and a resume as an attachment.
I hope to hear back from you!
On 4/28/06, Tim Spalding <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> The innovative library-meets-social software company LibraryThing
> (http://www.librarything.com), is looking for one or two exceptional
> programmers—library programmers if possible. We are looking for
> full-time employees, but part-timers with drive an interest will also
> be considered. Unless by some stroke of luck you're in Maine, this is
> a TELECOMMUTING job, with some fly-ups to brainstorm and check in.
> What we're looking for:
> The principle job requirements are intelligence, creativity and the
> drive to create great things. LibraryThing is a startup in the process
> of starting-up, so you need to be able to brainstorm ideas, learn new
> things quickly and manage yourself effectively. You need to be
> on-board from day one, working at the peak of your skills.
> LibraryThing is a straight LAMP site—Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. Even
> if that's not your primary development platform, you need to feel
> comfortable with it. You should be at least proficient in HTML, CSS
> administration experience would be a plus. Experience with MARC (and
> other) library formats, Z39.50, AWS, API development, FRBR, user
> experience, usability, graphic design, knowledge of OPAC and ILS
> systems, would all be great.
> About LibraryThing:
> LibraryThing allows users to catalog their books, using Amazon and 45
> libraries around the world (via Z39.50). Once you've cataloged some
> books, LibraryThing becomes social software—your books connect you
> with other who have the same books, generate recommendations, and so
> forth. You can tag, rate and review, There's also a collaborative
> wiki-like element, where users disambiguate authors and editions, what
> Steve Lawson (See Also) called "reverse engineering FRBR." All told,
> LibraryThing is pushing at the bounds of library science and social
> software. The Christian Science monitor called LibraryThing "poised to
> turn the cataloging of books into a form of communal recreation."
> Steve Cohen (LibraryStuff) wrote in Public Libraries magazine "I've
> seen the future of online catalogs, and its name is LibraryThing."
> LibraryThing is on the way up. It'll never be MySpace, but it's on
> track to be the coolest book site on the web, and an influence on
> library technology for years to come. You can be one of a handful of
> people who made that happen. Lose the cubicle and the pointy-haired
> boss. Make cool stuff all day long. Work in flip-flops and a towel for
> all we care.
> Send a resume and an example of something you've made, then let's talk.
> Tim Spalding
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> AIM: eucratides
> 207 899-1910