Code4Lib 2016

The Code4Lib 2016 Philadelphia Committee is pleased to announce that we have finalized the dates and location of the 2016 conference.

The 2016 conference will be held from March 7 through March 10 in the Old City District of Philadelphia. This location puts conference attendees within easy walking distance of many of Philadelphia’s historical treasures, including Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the Constitution Center, and the house where Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence. Attendees will also be a very short distance from the Delaware River waterfront and will be a short walk from numerous excellent restaurants.

As we’ll be reserving almost all of the space within the hotel for our conference (both rooms and conference spaces), Code4Lib 2016 will have the tight-knit community feel we know is important.

More details to come soon; in the meantime, the Keynote Committee is gearing up to open submissions for the conference keynote speaker, so be sure to contact them at pacella@gmail.com for more information, or you can nominate a keynote speaker at http://wiki.code4lib.org/2016_Invited_Speakers_Nominations.

Also, our Sponsorship Committee is actively looking for sponsors for 2016, so please contact the committee via Shaun Ellis to learn about all the ways your organization can help sponsor our 2016 conference.

It’s shaping up to be a great conference this year, and there will be lots more opportunities to volunteer. Our team is looking forward to seeing you on March 7!

The Code4Lib 2016 Philadelphia Committee

Systems and Web Services Librarian

Concordia College is seeking a collaborative, innovative, and service-oriented Systems and Web Services Librarian who will have primary responsibility for the library’s technology infrastructure (library management system, digital collections, discovery solutions, and related tools) and integration with campus systems (Moodle, campus content management system, financial and student systems). This 10-month faculty position will begin August 2016.

jobs.code4lib.org studied

Creating Tomorrow’s Technologists: Contrasting Information Technology Curriculum in North American Library and Information Science Graduate Programs against Code4lib Job Listings by Monica Maceli recently appeared in the Journal of Education for Library and Information Science 56.3 (DOI:10.12783/issn.2328-2967/56/3/3). As the title states, it studies listings on jobs.code4lib.org:

This research study explores technology-related course offerings in ALA-accredited library and information science (LIS) graduate programs in North America. These data are juxtaposed against a text analysis of several thousand LIS-specific technology job listings from the Code4lib jobs website. Starting in 2003, as a popular library technology mailing list, Code4lib has since expanded to an annual conference in the United States and a job-posting website. The study found that database and web design/development topics continued to dominate course offerings with diverse sub-topics covered. Strong growth was noted in the area of user experience but a lack of related jobs for librarians was identified. Analysis of the job listings revealed common technology-centric librarian and non-librarian job titles, as well as frequently correlated requirements for technology skillsets relating to the popular foci of web design/development and metadata. Finally, this study presents a series of suggestions for LIS educators in order that they continue to keep curriculum aligned with current technology employment requirements.

Code4Lib Northern California: Stanford, CA

Stanford University Libraries will host a Code4Lib Northern California regional meeting on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 in the Lathrop Library on Stanford's campus. We'll have a morning session with lightning talks about various topics and an afternoon of smaller breakout and working sessions.

You can get more details about the event and register on the Code4Lib NorCal wiki page.

Code4Lib Journal #29

Code4Lib Journal #28: Special Issue on Diversity in Library Technology

Issue 28 of the Code4Lib Journal, Special Issue on Diversity in Library Technology, organized by eight special guest editors and two regular editors, is now available.

Topic: 

Code4Lib 2016 will be in Philadelphia

Code4Lib 2016 will be in Philadelphia, PA. The conference hosting proposal gives an idea of what it will be like. All necessary information will be available here as planning develops, and in the Code4Lib2016 category on the wiki.

Topic: 

Code4Lib 2016 Conference Proposals

Accumulated Proposals by closing date of 2015-02-20

Los Angeles Proposal - Los Angeles, CA

Philadelphia Proposal - Philadelphia, PA

Code4Lib Wiki 2016 Proposals Page - http://wiki.code4lib.org/2016_Hosting_Proposals

Host Voting is NOW OPEN 2015-02-23 00:00:00 UTC 2015-03-07 08:00:00 UTC. You can also watch the results.

Topic: 

Code4Lib North 2015: St. Catharines, ON

The sixth Code4Lib North meeting will be on June 4--5, 2015 at the St. Catharines Public Library, 54 Church St., St. Catharines, Ontario. St. Catharines is on the Niagara Peninsula on the south side of Lake Ontario, close to the American cities of Buffalo and Rochester in New York. See the wiki page for details and to sign up for a talk.

Topic: 

Code4Lib 2015 videos

All of Code4Lib 2015 was recorded and the videos are available on the YouTube Code4Lib channel.

Pages

Subscribe to code4lib RSS