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New Linkedin Skills

If you’re on Linkedin you’ve probably noticed that you can no endorse people’s skills. What I can’t figure out is why? When you look at my profile you’ll see my skills listed, but nothing about them being endorsed – no rankings based on my colleagues who have said I know more about one topic over another.  Anyone have any ideas?

Tech Employers Searching GitHub

This article from CNET is pretty cool (well cool to this open source advocate at least): Forget LinkedIn: Companies turn to GitHub to find tech talent Because engineers and designers can post their work for all to see, more and more companies are realizing they can see what people can actually do, not just say they can do. If you don’t know, GitHub is one of many sites out there  [ Read More ]

Treat joy and passion as your guide

I was reading an article by Tim O’Reilly and just had to share it with you all. One of the things I talk about when teaching open source is how the people involved in open source products love what they’re doing. It’s fun to them, not just work. O’Reilly’s article talks about that with a bit of history thrown in: There is a prevailing mythology that new industries start when  [ Read More ]

News from LISJobs

I love LISJobs – it’s a great site to keep an eye on to see what’s going on in the library market and today Rachel Singer Gordon has a big announcement – a New LISJobs site!! For immediate release: October 24, 2008 Contact: Rachel Singer Gordon ( launches new website Villa Park, IL — Visitors to will notice a new look and feel today as the newly-redesigned site  [ Read More ]

Work for LibraryThing

This is a great way to find qualified candidates. Find us a Maine—or anyway within an hour of Portland, ME—employee and we’ll give you $1,000 in books. We did this once before. It’s how we found John, our Systems Adminitrator. (John found himself, so he got his own $1,000.) Jobs. We have three potential jobs to fill. Hacker. We’re looking for PHP hacker. JavaScript genius and library-data experience. We hope  [ Read More ]

What’s your work week?

I’m big on flexible work schedules and have always made that clear to my employers. That said, my request for flexibility is nothing compared to what Tammy Erickson suggests in her article entitled Do We Need Weekends? The idea of a defined work week makes great sense if you’re performing synchronous tasks – activities in which everyone has to be there all together to get the work done. Clearly in  [ Read More ]

LinkedIn Group Search

Keeping my LinkedIn Profile up to date is very important to me. This is why it’s so annoying that I can’t seem to search for groups on LinkedIn that I belong to – what is taking them so long?? Today I found a Google Custom Search that lets you search LinkedIn Groups! There are thousands of groups to join on LinkedIn. However, LinkedIn does not yet have a “group search”  [ Read More ]

What’s it like to work from home

Beau Originally uploaded by nengard Everyone asks me how I’m handling working at home. Well – when you have this face next to you on the couch and a laptop on your lap – how could you not love working from home? [update] For those who are wondering – Coda is at my feet – she’s not a cuddler like Beau, but she keeps nearby as well. [/update] In reality,  [ Read More ]

Great First Job for Library Techies

Jenkins Law Library is looking for a Assistant Network Administrator / PC and Database Support Specialist. This position is responsible for assisting the Network Administrator, troubleshooting computers (PC desktops and servers) when needed and assisting with Website support. The primary focus is to support all users so they can work optimally in a networked environment. Learn more at

Welcome to LibLime

My new Macbook thanks me Originally uploaded by nengard This week I’m in Ohio to learn about my new job at LibLime. First on the agenda – learn how to use a Mac … yikes! So far, I’m pretty impressed, I keep hitting the wrong buttons and can’t figure out where the home and end buttons are (do they even exist?), but I’m having fun learning. I also got to  [ Read More ]

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