I probably script more than code, a function of learning whatever is
helpful to get work done, but I want to get better at coding. I also have
a BS in History and a MLIS so you certainly do not need the degree to do
computer/programming work. I will reiterate what a lot of folks here have
said, it can be a bit isolating being the lone tech person, or the person
that is on the line between the developers and and less technically
inclined library folks, but Code4Lib is a great community to get support.
I have received some really great advice from folks in improving my skills
and working on projects over the years. Of course you should also take
advantage of local resources as well, Ben listed off some great things
going on in NYC and he is a quality guy to learn from. So be encouraged
and ask questions, this is a great community for it.
On Fri, Mar 9, 2018 at 9:17 AM, <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I code, no CS degree in sight. I have a BA in English and an MLS.
> I work in a department with other people who do non-traditional library
> work. Some of my coworkers do PR & social media, and some of us handle web
> stuff, catalog and other online resources.
> Cat Henry
> Digital Resource Manager
> Wake County Public Libraries
> [log in to unmask]
> From: Michael Rios <[log in to unmask]>
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Date: 03/08/2018 06:58 PM
> Subject: [CODE4LIB] Librarians and computer science
> Sent by: Code for Libraries <[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
> I have been taking cs classes on and off for the last five years. I
> enjoy them but feel slightly split between two worlds.
> Are there many of us (librarians) who code?? If so please let me know if
> you mind having your brain picked.
> Many thanks!!
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