Essays and rants on libraries, technology, webdev, etc. by Ruth Collings

Topic: how to

Code4Lib 2017: Every Library is a Technology Organization: Bringing DevOps principles to libraries

Abstract: The DevOps Handbook is a guide to re-organizing your workplace for greater speed in producing new ideas, more stability in key systems, and increased satisfaction among employees and customers. If technology should be at the centre of libraries, here is one way to make that real. Development becomes Public

Systems Librarian Documentation

The Situation From July 2015 to July 2016 I worked as Data, Science, & Systems Librarian at Mount Allison University in Sackville, NB, Canada. The library consisted of 6 full-time tenured or tenure-track librarians including myself and about 15 full time or part time staff. The library is run by

Getting the Job

A while ago I promised the internet at large that I would share the materials and planning that went into me getting my most recent job. I do not think that there is a fool-proof way to act in interviews or that there is even a best-bet way to get

How did you prepare for this interview?

Be excited for a little bit Have a celebatory beer/ice cream/chocolate bar/whatever Email references to let them know they might get a phone call Print off a couple copies of my resume and references in case the interviewers forget theirs Put them in a folder of some