Midwinter, networking nirvana, seems an opportune time to let y'all know that I'm back in the library game. I left last May, fed up with the state of library technology and the low rates of pay for library workers. This meant departing Arapahoe Library District for a small web development firm specializing in Drupal development for non-profits.
So, maybe I'm feeling a touch guilty about pulling 3,000 people to this site to blame ILSs for my departure from the profession, but I've got to hand it to Innovative Interfaces, Inc., for a recent marketing push. If you're not a III customer, lemme catch you up: they have been working hard for over a year now moving their customer libraries to Sierra, a new backend services platform.
I'm excited to announce that beginning June 10th, I'll be working as a web developer at Aten Design Group. Aten (rhymes with Manhattan) is a small Drupal shop in downtown Denver that works largely with non-profits.
So, I've had a week to think about personal and professional resolutions-can't rush in to these things, you know. Personally, it's to get my house in order. Literally. I spent most of Saturday with my very patient 6-year-old daughter scouring Target and hardware stores in the southern burbs of Denver for two gigantic tubs that would hold the parts of our artificial Christmas tree. At every store, sales were not only on discounted holiday items, but on plastic bins of every fathomable size, shape, and color. How very nice of major retail to support my quest for organization!
Concurrent session delivered at Internet Librarian 2011, October 18, 2011, with Jason Battles and Rachel Vacek.
A concurrent session presented with Tabatha Farney at the LITA National Forum, October 1, 2011.
A presentation given via Skype to the Missouri State Library Technology Institute, August 10, 2011.
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