When I think of IT and Librarianship I don't see a huge difference. I see librarianship as IT without in depth computer skills. I see IT as Librarianship without concern for teaching and access but major concerns about security.
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> On Sep 3, 2014, at 2:18 PM, Michael B. Klein <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I was talking this afternoon with a friend of mine about what makes a good
> Director of Library IT. Does the job lie more within librarianship or IT?
> (Depends on the library.) Is there a natural separation between the
> "Library IT" of ILS/MARC/e-resource/circ. technology maintenance and the
> "Traditional IT" of network management, staff and public workstation
> provisioning, telecom, etc? (Also depends on the library.)
> I know a lot gets said (here and elsewhere) about Technology for Librarians
> - important skills and standards, what's
> important/useful/trending/ignorable, and the like. But I'd love to start a
> discussion (or join one, if it already exists elsewhere) about the other
> side of things - the library-specific stuff that experienced IT folks might
> need to learn or get used to to be successful in a library environment. Not
> just technical stuff like MARC, but also ethical issues like fair use,
> information privacy, freedom of access, and the like.
> Of course there are plenty of snarky answers, and I welcome them all, but
> some constructive input would be nice, too. :-) I hope to compile a "So
> You're an Experienced IT Worker/Administrator Who Wants to Work in a
> Library?" wiki page with pointers to resources.
> So there's my vague intro. Have at it, code4lib.