I had read somewhere, it might have been on your blog in fact, that it might be a good idea for library school graduates to learn some web design languages. I am thinking of picking up in my spare time (whats left of it) some web design language and I’m not sure what would be appropriate in the library setting. Which brings me to my question. Do you have any suggestions as to what technical languages or proficiencies would be good to pick up? I have thought about HTML, ColdFusion, ASP, and JSP, but beyond knowing a little bit of HTML/XML I am unsure what would be most useful. What do you think? What would you like to see on someones application if you were hiring?
What advice can you give Chris?
Some other blogs that have addressed this
- Why every Library Science student should learn programming
- Technology education and the “real world”
- Core skills: Curiosity
- technology advisory
- It’s Teen Tech Week!
- “Go be secretly awesome. Then tell someone.”
- So You Want to be a Librarian? A Guide For Those Considering an MLS, Current Students & Job Seekers