I've been lifting bits of PHP code from various tutorial websites and
playing with them...learning by osmosis, as it were. Likewise with
with XML and I plan to make an effort to learn it in a little more
structured way, with a combination of on-line tutorials and the
O'Reilly book. Does that make sense?
On 7/24/07, Nicole Engard <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I was a computer programming major in undergrad and couldn't get a job
> anywhere but a library :) I worked as the Web Assistant and Web Manager in
> the library for 5 years before deciding to go to library school. You learn
> so much more on the job than you ever will in school - that is of course if
> you make an effort to learn.
> On the web note, a lot of what I learned I learned by doing, copying and
> reading! I did take one 4 day hands on class in programming PHP, but other
> than that it was a lot of learning by doing.
> I don't know if that was helpful - but that's the short version of my story.
> Nicole C. Engard
> On 7/24/07, Sharon Foster <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > I'm a former embedded software engineer and a current library student,
> > trying to get up to speed on all this Web stuff. This question is not
> > part of any class project, but just for my own curiosity. How did you
> > all come to be so heavily involved in this aspect of librarianship? I
> > don't think it's being covered in most traditional MLS curricula, at
> > least not in any hands-on way, although there are certainly some LIS
> > programs that are getting into it in more depth than mine is.
> > Were you a librarian first, who learned it via classes and tutorials?
> > Are you a former software developer or web developer who moved into
> > the library world? Or was there another path for you?
> > Sharon
> > --
> > Sharon M. Foster, B.S., J.D., 0.5 * (MLS)
> > F/OSS Evangelist
> > Cheshire Public Library
> > 104 Main Street
> > Cheshire, CT 06410
> > http://www.cheshirelibrary.org
> > My library school portfolio: http://home.southernct.edu/~fosters4/
> > My final project for ILS655, Digital Libraries, still under
> > construction: http://www.vsa-software.com/ils655
> > Any opinions expressed here are entirely my own.
Sharon M. Foster, B.S., J.D., 0.5 * (MLS)
Cheshire Public Library
104 Main Street
Cheshire, CT 06410
My library school portfolio: http://home.southernct.edu/~fosters4/
My final project for ILS655, Digital Libraries, still under
Any opinions expressed here are entirely my own.