I've got an MLIS and an MA in English. I've been faculty in other places,
but, unfortunately, that's not available for IT here.
On Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 1:32 PM, Haitz, Lisa (haitzlm) <[log in to unmask]
> Interesting… I too have worked on web dev for years. Have been thinking of
> doing an MS; our university does not have an MLS. But to move into faculty
> here, I would need the MLS, and pay somewhere else, the MS doesn’t do me
> any good here.
> On 12/7/17, 2:27 PM, "Code for Libraries on behalf of Jason Bengtson" <
> [log in to unmask] on behalf of [log in to unmask]> wrote:
> If you want to go that route, I'd be prepared to worry less about
> and more about experience. Using myself as an example, I have no CS
> In fact, two of my degrees are in English. But I've been doing complex,
> full stack web development for years. I'm glad you're broaching this .
> . .
> IMHO, many libraries are still doing a very poor job of adapting to a
> modern footing. Where I'm at now, because I manage IT, I'm basically
> out of faculty, despite my record of scholarship.
> Best regards,
> *Jason Bengtson*
> *http://www.jasonbengtson.com/ <http://www.jasonbengtson.com/>*
> 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
> > Systems department. I need to fill those vacancies with
> > developers in order to move our initiatives forward. We have
> > 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
> > 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
> > been successful.
> > Bob Samson
> > Head of Library Systems & Technology
> > University of Texas at Arlington