I am have a library science degree, and a prior career in IT (systems development and project management)
Am the Assistant Dean of Seton Hall University Libraries for IT.
Assistant Dean of Information Technologies, Resources Acquisition and Description
Seton Hall University
400 South Orange Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Miles Fidelman
Sent: Monday, July 7, 2014 10:36 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: [CODE4LIB] coders who library? [was: Let me shadow you, librarians who code!]
This recent spate of message leads me to wonder: How many folks here who "code for libraries" have a library science degree/background, vs. folks who come from other backgrounds? What about folks who end up in technology management/direction positions for libraries?
Personally: Computer scientist and systems engineer, did some early Internet-in-public library deployments, got to write a book about it.
Not actively doing library related work at the moment.
Dot Porter wrote:
> I'm a medieval manuscripts curator who codes, in Philadelphia, and I'd
> be happy to talk to you as well.
> On Tue, Jul 1, 2014 at 10:30 AM, David Mayo <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> If you'd like to talk to someone who did a library degree, and
>> currently works as a web developer supporting an academic library,
>> I'd be happy to talk with you.
>> - Dave Mayo
>> Software Engineer @ Harvard > HUIT > LTS
>> On Tue, Jul 1, 2014 at 10:12 AM, Steven Anderson <
>> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> As with others, I'm not a librarian as I lack a library degree, but
>>> I do Digital Repository Development for the Boston Public Library
>>> https://www.digitalcommonwealth.org/). Feel free to let me know you
>>> want to chat for your masters paper.
>>> Sincerely,Steven AndersonWeb Services - Digital Library Repository
>>> [log in to unmask]
>>>> Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2014 13:51:07 +0000
>>>> From: [log in to unmask]
>>>> Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Let me shadow you, librarians who code!
>>>> To: [log in to unmask]
>>>> Hey Jennie,
>>>> I'm waaay south of MA but I'm pretty addicted to talking about
>>> a library job O_o. If you are still in want of guinea-pigs, I'd love
>>> to skype / hangout.
>>>> Michael Schofield
>>>> // [log in to unmask]
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
>>> Jennie Rose Halperin
>>>> Sent: Monday, June 30, 2014 3:58 PM
>>>> To: [log in to unmask]
>>>> Subject: [CODE4LIB] Let me shadow you, librarians who code!
>>>> hey Code4Lib,
>>>> Do you work in a library and also like coding? Do you do coding as
>>> of your job?
>>>> I'm writing my masters paper for the University of North Carolina
>>> Chapel Hill and I'd like to shadow and interview up to 10 librarians
>>> and archivists who also work with code in some way in the Boston
>>> area for the next two weeks.
>>>> I'd come by and chat for about 2 hours, and the whole thing will
>>> take up too much of your time.
>>>> Not in Massachusetts? Want to skype? Let me know and that would be
>>>> I know that this list has a pretty big North American presence, but
>>> will be in Berlin beginning July 14, and could potentially shadow
>>> Germany as well.
>>>> Jennie Rose Halperin
>>>> [log in to unmask]
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice, there is. .... Yogi Berra