2nd Annual Library Day in the Life Project

Remember my post about my day in the life a day or two ago? Guess what? Bobbi Newman, cool Digital Branch Manager at Chattahoochee Valley Libraries and blogger at Librarian by Day, just posted her Second Annual Library Day in the Life Project!

Here’s what Bobbi says about it: “What is the Library Day in the Life Project? well it started with this post suggesting that we blog what we do all day at work.  Libraries are changing so rapidly and we all know no one is reading books, despite what the public may think. ;-) The idea being that you’re sharing an average day, so many of us don’t have an average day though so a lot of people did a week, me included.”

How do you participate? Here’s what you do:

  • Go to the wiki
  • Create a pbworks account (it’s free)!
  • Add your name, your job title (so we can see what you do at a glance) and a link to your blog.
  • On the 27th start recording your day or week.  It doesn’t have to be a blog post it can be photos, podcasts or videos
  • Tag your posts, pictures, videos, podcasts with librarydayinthelife.
  • After you’ve finished your first day come go back to the wiki and edit your link to link directly to your tagged blog posts, videos or photos.
  • Of course read along!

Why would you want to do this? Well… it’s fun. It’s a great way to learn about using wikis, blogging, and other multimedia tools (depending on how you choose to share your day/week). And it’s a great way to compare what you do to what others with similar job titles do. How often do you have the opportunity to do that?

So – next week – start adding your day to the wiki!

Pic by Librarian by Day

Looking for a Web Developer

Wanna move to Kansas? We’re looking for a Web Developer:

The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library is seeking a creative, energetic Web Developer to help move our Digital Branch to the next level of sophistication. The successful candidate will help maintain and build-out tscpl.org, help develop specialty sites, build searchable databases, and work on web design.

Required qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree plus 2 years experience building websites and web applications, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Web 2.0 mindset and an understanding of Web 2.0 philosophies, including integrating all platforms from podcasts to text messages to handheld devices to social networking platforms.
  • Strong demonstrated background in XHTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, XML, XSLT
  • Demonstrated ability to seek out and learn new technology
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service
  • Ability to work in and contribute to a diverse team environment
  • Must be a self-starter

Desired qualifications:

  • Experience with web 2.0 APIs including del.icio.us, flickr, Google maps, etc
  • Library experience, especially in a public library
  • Design experience would be helpful
  • MLS

Looking for a Server Geek!

Hey – want to live in Topeka and work at my library? We are looking for a Digital Services Supervisor – here’s the description:

We’re looking for someone in love with systems, servers, tech projects, and change. Someone capable of bringing cutting-edge ideas to the table and who thrives in a culture of teamwork. Someone who finds satisfaction in enabling the majority to do great things through technology.

Position Summary: Reporting to the Digital Branch & Services Manager [ed – that’s me!], the Digital Services Supervisor supervises a Systems Administrator, a Database Administrator, and three Help Desk Technicians. This position also is responsible for installing, supporting, and maintaining the library’s servers, assisting with the development, implementation and management of systems, managing networks and communications, and overseeing the provision of regular and on-call technical support and training to users.

And follow this link to the detailed job description. Sound like fun? Then send in your application!