October + November Library Tech Roundup

Each month, the LITA bloggers share selected library tech links, resources, and ideas that resonated with us. Enjoy – and don’t hesitate to tell us what piqued your interest recently in the comments section! Brianna M. I shared my openness story on The Winnower, an open access online scholarly publishing platform. An open letter to […]

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Jobs in Information Technology: November 24, 2015

New vacancy listings are posted weekly on Wednesday at approximately 12 noon Central Time. They appear under New This Week and under the appropriate regional listing. Postings remain on the LITA Job Site for a minimum of four weeks. New This Week: Tenure-track – STEM Librarian, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA Web Services Librarian, Meridian Library District, Meridian, ID […]

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A Linked Data Journey: Interview with Allison Jai O’Dell

Image Courtesy of AJC under a CC BY-SA 2.0 license. Introduction This is part three of my Linked Data Series. You can find the previous posts in my author feed. I’ve decided to spice things up a bit and let you hear from some library professionals who are actually implementing and discussing Linked Data in their libraries. […]

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Jobs in Information Technology: November 18, 2015

New vacancy listings are posted weekly on Wednesday at approximately 12 noon Central Time. They appear under New This Week and under the appropriate regional listing. Postings remain on the LITA Job Site for a minimum of four weeks. New This Week: Programmer, University of Colorado Denver- Auraria Library, Denver, CO Head of Digital Library Services, J. Willard […]

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Agile Development: Building an Agile Culture

Over the last few months I have described various components of Agile development. This time around I want to talk about building an Agile culture. Agile is more than just a codified process; it is a development approach, a philosophy, one that stresses flexibility and communication. In order for a development team to successfully implement Agile the organization must […]

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Jobs in Information Technology: November 11, 2015

New vacancy listings are posted weekly on Wednesday at approximately 12 noon Central Time. They appear under New This Week and under the appropriate regional listing. Postings remain on the LITA Job Site for a minimum of four weeks. New This Week: Head of Processing, Yale University, New Haven, CT Information Services Team Lead/Librarian (NASA), Cadence Group, Greenbelt, […]

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I’m Jenny Levine, and This Is How I Work

(Format shamelessly stolen from LifeHacker) Location: Chicago, IL Current gig: Hey LITA members, I’M YOUR NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR! One word that best describes how you work: Collaboratively Current mobile device: Samsung Galaxy S6 (I love customizing the heck out of my phone so that it works really well for me) . Current computer: At work, I […]

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“Settling for a Job” and “Upward Mobility”: Today’s Career Paths for Librarians

I very recently shifted positions from a large academic research library to a small art school library, and during my transition the phrases “settling for a job” and “upward mobility” were said to me quite a bit. Both of these phrases set me personally on edge, and it got me thinking about today’s career paths […]

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