Random & Casual Poll: What abt. Web Services Should You Know?

Hogue Melanie hogue_m at LIB.CHATTANOOGA.GOV
Tue Sep 11 11:46:05 EDT 2012

PHP, ASP.NET and Apache, XML, Javascript, HTML 5, CSS. In ASCENDING order of importance.


It is still possible to oversee web services without being an extensive coder; but you should be able to read code and have some understanding what it is doing. How fully you should learn these may depend on other preferences you might have. For example, do you prefer to wear several hats for variety or usability knowledge (public service and web admin)? Or do you prefer to work in a smaller library, library system, or town? You will need to be more proficient if you do not have possibly paraprofessional subordinates who can write code according to your directives.


Melanie Amy Hogue, Librarian I

Chattanooga Public Library, Chattanooga, Tennessee

hogue_m at lib.chattanooga.gov



From: Web technologies in libraries [mailto:WEB4LIB at LISTSERV.ND.EDU] On Behalf Of Holmberg, Lisa
Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 10:40 AM
Subject: Re: [WEB4LIB] Random & Casual Poll: What abt. Web Services Should You Know?


Get their head around how any code works, pho, JavaScript, whatever... Once you understand one you can carry over the knowledge to any code. 


Teach troubleshooting problems. 

Teach evaluating resources / tools / services for the library

Teach innovation. 

Teach instructing non IT staff

Sent from my iPad

On Sep 10, 2012, at 2:19 PM, "Michael Schofield" <mschofield at NOVA.EDU> wrote:

	Hi everyone,


	Every so often in the library blogosophere I see posts dedicated to whether librarians should know how to code. The answer I usually give is awful - something like, “Um. Probably.” Anyway, since you all work with the web and/or library systems, I’m curious about your wizened answers. Here’s the scenario: if a LIS student intending to work in web services (or w/e) asked your advice, what code / platforms / other skills would you recommend for success?


	I’ll compile and share the results in a couple of weeks.


	All the best,


	Michael Schofield(@nova.edu) | Web Services Librarian

	Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center


	Hi! Hit me up any time, but I’d really appreciate it if you report broken links, bugs, your meeting minutes, or request an awesome web app over on the Library Web Services <http://staff.library.nova.edu/pm>  site.



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