Should Ex-Cons Have an Opportunity to Work in Libraries Too?

Would you ever hire an ex-con/felon (formerly incarcerated person)—to work in a public library? That was the question posed on a prison library listserv a few weeks ago. The exact question was, I have received a question from a prison librarian in Ohio regarding the hiring of ex-felons by a public library. These individuals have […] → Continue Reading Should Ex-Cons Have an Opportunity to Work in Libraries Too?

Programming Languages

Which programming language should a librarian learn first?

Over the last few years many librarian have probably asked themselves “What programming language should I learn first?” If you haven’t you probably should! What is at stake? Probably your job (e.g. librarian, archivist, cataloger). Why? Because information science professionals are being expected to have some level programming knowledge. Yes even for some non-technical jobs. […] → Continue Reading Which programming language should a librarian learn first?