People and Technology

Hiring and Keeping Tecgie Staff
David King
Kansas City PL
• Successful Job Ads — be specific ie web development skills vs PHP MYSQL and JAVA scripting
• Place ads in the right place … lisjobs, website, local newspaper, Monster.com
• Weeding Candidates
• Start with required skills, then desired skills to narrow the pile.
• Internal Hiring
• Grow your own techies. (steal from other departments)
• Why Hire Internally?
• Skills . Library-friendly . Will work for food — must like libraries.
“This person should be a quick learner and enjoy technology changes”
Keeping IT Staff
• Money and Benefits
• Praise
• Involvement — committees, planning etc.
• Training
• Formal Training
• OTJ Training
Techies Like Toys!

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The Fiddling Librarian 3.0 is Kevin Smith’s personal weblog. Kevin is a recent graduate with an MLS from IUPUI. Kevin is the Assistant Director of the Cass District Library which is in Cass County Michigan.
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