I think that the importance of sharing your passion for library service
should not be overlooked. While universities can be rather bureaucratic,
this may also be true of many of the commercial and governmental
organizations from which these developers are being hired. The advantages
that we do have over many of these organizations include the opportunity to
work directly with the users of your products, the ability to be more
involved in broader systems analysis work, and the pursuit of a mission
anchored in education and research.
Echoing Leah's comments, I think there is great potential to foster a more
rewarding professional experience for developers new to libraries, and
facilitating connections with library users may be a good place to start.
On Wed, Mar 2, 2016 at 9:58 AM, Leah Root <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On Mar 2, 2016, at 9:30 AM, Tom Hutchinson <[log in to unmask]>
> > ...To be honest I feel like I still don’t even really know what libraries
> / librarians are yet.
> > .. Tom, when you find out, please tell the rest of us. ;-) —Eric Lease
> this ++
> We actually speak the same language - the dialect is a little different.
> Slightly less verbose, but we get it :)
> On Wed, Mar 2, 2016 at 9:33 AM, Eric Lease Morgan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > On Mar 2, 2016, at 9:30 AM, Tom Hutchinson <[log in to unmask]>
> > wrote:
> > > ...To be honest I feel like I still don’t even really know what
> > libraries / librarians are yet.
> > Tom, when you find out, please tell the rest of us. ;-) —Eric Lease
> > Morgan
> Leah M Root
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