Insights from Have MLIS, Will Travel

I’ve been running my experiment in library job sharing for a month now. This is very, very early preliminary data. It excludes some jobs that were not logged properly by by logging function.

In the cleaned up data set, I have 579 jobs for the month of March.

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61 of those jobs are in Canada

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As you can see from the images, three types of jobs predominate. Management, Liaison/Reference and Youth Services

Here’s a map of jobs posted in the month of March.

https://batchgeo.com/map/e63c0338ed78ace8558981cbe9f6c155

I’m going to start excluding school librarian positions from the jobs I’m sharing. I’m happy to share an RSS feed of those jobs to anyone interested in starting their own job board for school librarians.

I can also offer an RSS feed of the library technician positions.

Improvements to work on

  1.  fix the logging function.
  2. start excluding school librarian postings (as of April 1)
  3. Combine the Liaison and Reference job ‘types’
  4. duplicate detection

 

 

Have MLIS, Will Travel – Quick note

I’ve been slowly working out the kinks on my new job-sharing site, Have MLIS, Will Travel. While it is not quite ready for general use right now, it is looking very promising

In my test phase, since the API calls to the Google Places API contain so much data, I’ve been saving and logging the Latitude/Longitude of the city for each job posting. I’m attaching a quick visualization for a small selection of the data collected over the last month.

https://batchgeo.com/map/d4dbd9868697acca508ca651a0dbdc54