I’m mostly posting this so that I can remember it for later, after I’ve decided what kind of librarian I want to be…Picking out SLIS classes is hard, yo.
gonna look through this later!
Nice list of library science courses/refreshers. This is the first time I’m seeing Librarysciencelist.com too - definitely something to keep an eye on, it’s still in beta, but definitely has potential!
Metadata is an unsung hero of the modern world, the plumbing that makes the information age possible. This course describes how Metadata is used as an information tool for the Web, for databases, and for the software and computing applications around us.
I’m not exactly tech-savvy, I get by well enough, but I am really interested in working with a Raspberry Pi and maybe using it to promote computer/programming skills at my library.
I work in a rural, very small town, so I don’t know how much demand there would be for a program like this, but a…
Oh there is so much you can with a Raspberry Pi! But I can see why it would be hard to find the value for your community, if it’s in a small, rural town.
Some of the links I’d suggest checking out are:
While you might not get a lot of people rushing in to see the Raspberry Pi itself, I think there’s huge potential for rural libraries with this little guy, as you can pretty much create a computer for under $100. That’s huge value in tight budget town.
For actually running the Raspberry Pi yourself, you might look into joining a Linux user group (online probably, unless you have access to a larger city nearby) to get some support. Besides helping to troubleshoot, a community like that might also give you creative ideas for how to engage your community with the little gadget.
Good luck on the project! I’m also working on my own Raspberry Pi (in my own time, not for a library), so send me a message if you want to connect and brainstorm!
Super cool post about real world library applications of Rasperry Pis…