The Librarian IS the Rockstar

When you are thinking about marketing and promotion, do you make the most of your great staff? Our marketing person realized that one HUGE asset our library has, and therefore our community has … are our librarians. So we sometimes need to focus on our staff, rather than just on our stuff. via The Librarian …

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Hiring Software Developers: The Agile Aptitude Test

I know it’s a funny time to be writing about hiring with so many layoffs, but any company which can afford to hire needs to hire the right people more than ever. We have spent a lot of time and effort on the traditional CVC/resume and interview process, and still managed to reject the great …

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Linda Rising: Prejudices Can Alter Team Work

Team composition and team dynamics are fascinating me right now. We are trying to grow an effective development team, and encourage a process where both the team as a whole and the individuals are doing their best for the company, the product, the customers and them selves. Linda Rising has some thoughts about some of …

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Could we be looking at it all wrong?: Specialists, Generalists & now Versatilists!

It’s an intriguing idea, to break beyond the arbitrary distinction between “specialist” and “generalist”. I’m not sure that the idea of a “versatilist” as described in this article is entirely helpful, though. As I read the article it seems to be suggesting that a “versatilist” must be good at everything all the time. This is …

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