Sure - it all depends on how you like to learn. I like to have someone show
me what to do and have some hands on practice before I pick up the book -
but that's just me. If you think you can learn that way then that's all
On 7/24/07, Sharon Foster <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 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:
> > Sharon,
> > 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
> > the library for 5 years before deciding to go to library school. You
> > so much more on the job than you ever will in school - that is of course
> > 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
> > 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
> > Nicole C. Engard
> > http://web2learning.net
> > 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)
> F/OSS Evangelist
> 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
> construction: http://www.vsa-software.com/ils655
> Any opinions expressed here are entirely my own.