Why I Learned To Love the Command LinePosted: February 20, 2012
Why I Learned To Love the Command Line via Hack Library School
“I want to be clear that I’m not advocating librarians become professional programmers– programmers spend years of their lives and dedicate their career to the art.”
“I will say though, as library websites become the primary service point by which patrons interact with the library, librarians should know how the web works, what languages it works in, what languages do what, and how the web is structured. My vision of the future library does not have each department working in a vacuum from one another but rather librarians and IT professionals working together, sharing a common language, and figuring out how to best serve the community.“
Making a new, better library website–or doing anything at all!–requires collaboration and teamwork. We’re often stuck in little bubbles, and it won’t be until we get over ourselves and realize that sharing information and working together is the way to go that we’ll actually be able to do good things for the community.
That’s why we’re around, remember?