Building Your Future by Building Your Staff

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Building Your Future by Building Your Staff

  1. 1. Building the Future by Building Your Staff Andromeda Yelton Wisconsin Trustee Week Nicolet Federated Library System 21 August 2014
  2. 2. Staff who code can... •save you money •deliver better service •build the kinds of services they want to deliver
  3. 3. ...there’s a catch
  4. 4. where I’m coming from
  5. 5. Examples
  6. 6. “Do you have any Dora books?”
  7. 7. “The code rescued a rather expensive and unpopular project.” Matt Weaver Westlake Porter Public Library
  8. 8. Data dashboard
  9. 9. “It enabled us to gather metrics data in 3 seconds where it used to take about an hour and a half.” John Blyberg Darien Public Library
  10. 10. Open source software (and hardware!)
  11. 11. Staff workflow
  12. 12. “...as my department’s then-only regular user of OML scripts, I had several times the cataloging productivity of any other cataloger in that department, even while spending a smaller percentage of my time on cataloging.” Carrie Preston Ohio University Libraries
  13. 13. Before code: 50-100 minutes per week After code: 2 minutes per week Time saved: 1-2 person-weeks per year
  14. 14. What learners need •projects •mentors
  15. 15. Learning options •MOOCs •O’Reilly books (Safari subscription)? •bootcamps? •courses •local user groups
  16. 16. Learning support •money (some) •time (lots) •collaboration (plenty)
  17. 17. Questions?
  18. 18. Photo credits Dusty and Frisbee Photo by S. Carter (Flickr user australianshepherds) - https:// secure.flickr.com/photos/australianshepherds/5491660060 - CC BY-SA Cooper's Rock Photo by Noelle (Flickr user pause.reflect)- https://secure.flickr.com/ photos/83476006@N07/7756351232 - CC BY Kid with library ipad Photo by Gretchen Caserotti (Flickr user hams-caserotti)- https:// secure.flickr.com/photos/hams-caserotti/6181613202 - CC BY Digital signage Photo by TS Eriksson - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/ File:Digital_Signage.jpg - CC BY
  19. 19. Photo credits Data dashboard Photo by John Blyberg (Flickr user jblyberg) - https://secure.flickr.com/ photos/jblyberg/6334753057 - CC BY Open Photo by opensourceway.com (Flickr user opensourceway)- https:// secure.flickr.com/photos/opensourceway/5009661706 - CC BY-SA Library catalog Photo by Andrés Monroy-Hernández (Flickr user amonroy)- https:// secure.flickr.com/photos/amonroy/6955679718/ - CC BY-SA Clock Photo by Walt Stoneburner (Flickr user waltstoneburner) - http://flic.kr/p/ apgpCT - CC BY
  20. 20. Photo credits Robot! Photo by legoalbert – http://flic.kr/p/evHiGW – CC BY Library service Photo by college.library (Flickr user collegelibrary)- https:// secure.flickr.com/photos/collegelibrary/4090872696 - CC BY This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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