A little late to the game, I have the reverse problem as you, Mike.
I have a MLIS and I've found myself in the tech world (currently working as
a software engineer in test infrastructure) and unable to get find similar
work (or work I can jump to) for libraries.
Still exploring and trying to find my place.
On Sat, Mar 10, 2018, 08:55 Michael Rios <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Dear Ben:
> Yes our Labs department is great!! Ben and Josh are both very nice and I am
> reaching out to them again, my schooling had to be put on pause for a bit.
> I was not trying to critique NYPL, though like any human institution is has
> It was more of a commentary of being in a work place and school environment
> that feel very different and trying to bring those two worlds together.
> Which you wonderful people have been extremely helpful with.
> Many thanks!!
> On Fri, Mar 9, 2018 at 8:05 AM, Benjamin Armintor <[log in to unmask]>
> > Mike,
> > I have to admit this email makes me a little sad! NYPL has had so many
> > insights and innovations in library software, and I'd hate to think that
> > one of its employees would feel alienated from the organization by their
> > interest in pursuing it (tho there are a recent spate of departures).
> > Have you reached out to Ashley Blewer, Ben Vershbow, Shawn Averkamp, Josh
> > Hadro, Shana Kimball, David Riordan or Matt Miller? They're all recent or
> > current employees of NYPL with excellent reputations among our peers in
> > library technology and substantial professional networks among the
> > NYC-based library and cultural heritage technology sector. I know NYPL
> is a
> > sprawling organization and that might itself obscure its own efforts from
> > its own employees, but there are definitely things going on.
> > There's also local professional communities around and within METRO (
> > metro.org), Rhizome (rhizome.org), the School for Poetic Computation (
> > sfpc.io) NYCDH (nycdh.org) and of course Code4LibNYC (
> > www.meetup.com/code4libnyc). Somewhat more sporadically, there's an
> > at NYU or Columbia, both of whose libraries employ a significant number
> > software developers in different capacities.
> > Obviously this list is a great place to reach out to the national
> > community, but there's really a ton going on in the five boroughs.
> > - Ben
> > On Thu, Mar 8, 2018 at 6:57 PM, Michael Rios <[log in to unmask]>
> > > Hello I hope you are all well!!
> > >
> > > My name is Michael I am a public librarian with the New York public
> > > library.
> > >
> > > I have been taking cs classes on and off for the last five years. I
> > greatly
> > > enjoy them but feel slightly split between two worlds.
> > >
> > > Are there many of us (librarians) who code?? If so please let me know
> > > you mind having your brain picked.
> > >
> > > Many thanks!!
> > >
> > > Sincerely,
> > > Mike
> > >
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