Is the reason they don't want to list as a software developer because the
pay scale for that would be higher than a 'systems librarian'?
On Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 2:01 PM, Edward Iglesias <[log in to unmask]>
> Sometimes you get lucky as I did when I got two developers as
> interns/student workers. If you need someone in that position I would say
> put it in the job requirements. There are MLS librarians with CS
> undergrads or developer experience. They are just few and far between.
> I've also seen Systems postions that work with or supervise developer
> positions. Sometimes you can get away with outsourcing the development and
> having the internal Systems person act as a liaison/PM.
> Edward Iglesias
> On Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 6:10 AM, Samson, Bob <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > I have a question regarding staff development and I am hoping someone can
> > provide some advice. I have two vacant librarian positions in my Library
> > Systems department. I need to fill those vacancies with software/systems
> > developers in order to move our initiatives forward. We have encountered
> > reluctance on the part of our human resources to repurpose those
> > positions into developer positions.
> > Has anyone had success in posting Systems Librarian positions using
> > education and experience requirements consistent with software
> > We have sufficient flexibility in hiring librarians, but the skill sets
> > differ significantly between librarians and developers. Ideally, we
> > want someone with backgrounds in computer science rather than library
> > science, for example. I'm curious to know if anyone has tried this and
> > been successful.
> > Bob Samson
> > Head of Library Systems & Technology
> > University of Texas at Arlington