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u/BadassRipley · 12 pointsr/librarians

>With that said, are there any languages that you think would be particularly good for me to know?

SQL, and then Python if you're interested in working with databases. HTML and CSS might also be good if you're interested in working in an academic or public library in the future.

>Which language(s) would be most helpful to learn first?

Whichever really, HTML was easier for me to understand at first since I wanted to see how websites worked before trying to do my own thing.

>Lastly, are there any specific coding resources you would recommend?

Two great websites are General Assembly or codeacademy which have individual lessons and show you the code right alongside the instructions.

W3schools has a bunch of tutorials on the basics.

For SQL, you can't go wrong with Ben Forta's Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes

Feel free to PM me if you have any more questions!

u/magicthelathering · 2 pointsr/librarians

The "classic starts" series that is technically for middle grade readers can be a fun way to read a story they might be familiar with but and easier to read version. English translations of popular books in Spanish speaking countries such as The Alchemist. Also books that American teens often read in high school are good. YA books! Bilingual books that often used for teaching Spanish can be great the other way around like this short stories in Spanish parallel text form penguin.

u/srjenkins · 9 pointsr/librarians

I'm going to suggest the book: Don't Shoot the Dog. It's a dog training book, but it's really about effective communication and managing behaviors you don't like. There are many suggestions in this book. One of them would be to create situations where an undesired behavior becomes more difficult to do.

For example, you might use a community room as a "gaming room", "teen room", or whatever, and move a portion of computers there. Even if it is just a few computers, you are creating a space for noise that is unobtrusive. People get too loud, then direct them to the room. In this way, you'll be either isolating or splitting the group, which would make it less likely they will be disruptive in the main space.

The nature of games is to forget your surroundings. And, the reason these kids come to the library, probably, is they either don't have computers at home or they come because they want to game socially. If you are bumping into this problem, it means there's a need that's not being met, and you have to think harder about meeting it.

It's hard. I wish you the best of luck.

u/totesmadoge · 2 pointsr/librarians

Well, the best sellers on amazon are a place to start. These will give you a good intro.

But I would recommend also checking out Code Academy and Treehouse. My local public library has a deal with Treehouse where if you have a library card you can get a free account.

u/yolibrarian · 2 pointsr/librarians

I just turned in a pretty beastly graphic novel order at work--over a thousand dollars! Among those I'm looking forward to reading are The Hunting Accident, The Last Days of American Crime, Voices in the Dark (which is supposed to be fantastic) and Verax.

Non-graphic novelwise, I'm currently waiting on the new Gregory Maguire book, Hiddensee--I'm not much for deconstructed fairy tales but I love The Nutcracker, so we'll see. Also itching to read both Three Piece Meal, the new one by Zane though god knows when it'll be out, and Fresh Complaint, the new short story collection by Jeffrey Eugenides.

(All links are to Amazon.)

u/PotatoDigger · 1 pointr/librarians

I second OCLC's bibliographic formats. Also, looking at good records is a really great place to start. This was my textbook, and it's been a very helpful reference book when I can't remember something.

u/MissEratosthenes · 1 pointr/librarians

I am currently learning RDA in school (I'm just finishing my penultimate semester), and we have been using Maxwell's RDA Handbook, which I think was a great investment to make. I'm just surprised that the libraries you are applying to are not open to derived cataloguing, the academic library I work at part time practices this exclusively.

u/snoaj · 1 pointr/librarians

I had similar situation to you. This book helped me calm and control myself. He’s a former google engineer and used meditation to be happy and control anxiety.

u/Nandinia_binotata · 2 pointsr/librarians

One of mine was effectively that a policy was defined to be a certain way, but you had to recognize that there was some wiggle room that would allow you to still serve a patron and follow the rules. Surprisingly, other applicants wrote they would turn a patron away.

The other questions were effectively time management/task prioritization questions in disguise.

Knock 'em Dead Job Interview ( by Martin Yate really helped me. I've had to interview for multiple positions every time I've advanced within the organization.

u/purple_fuzzy · 3 pointsr/librarians

Read [The First 90 Days] ( by Watkins.

When I got my first branch manager job, I did sit and chat with every staff member (about 20 people) to get to know them.

I also asked if there was one thing they would change about the branch. I got a few good ideas that made sense and weren't hard to implement. I bought a $15 lamp for a staff area and it was if I had changed the world -- sometimes it doesn't take much to make a difference to the everyday.

u/MyPatronusisaPopple · 7 pointsr/librarians

Legos, knex, snap circuits, ukuleles. I have requested these for programming: snap circuits bric

I am children’s librarian, so these are things that I use for programs.

u/macjoven · 3 pointsr/librarians

This is the book I got for my dad on this who has about 11 boxes of geneaology stuff from various branches of the family.

How to Archive Family Keepsakes: Learn How to Preserve Family Photos, Memorabilia and Genealogy Records by Denise May Levenick