Implementing Values: Learning from GitLab: Transparency

This is the sixth value covered in a series of blog posts on what we can learn in implementing values that are the same or similar to GitLab’s CREDIT values. For background and links to the other posts, please check out the overview post. Continue reading “Implementing Values: Learning from GitLab: Transparency”

Implementing Values: Learning from GitLab: Iteration

This is the fifth value covered in a series of blog posts on what we can learn in implementing values that are the same or similar to GitLab’s CREDIT values. For background and links to the other posts, please check out the overview post. Continue reading “Implementing Values: Learning from GitLab: Iteration”

Implementing Values: Learning from GitLab: Diversity & inclusion

This is the fourth value covered in a series of blog posts on what we can learn in implementing values that are the same or similar to GitLab’s CREDIT values. For background and links to the other posts, please check out the overview post. Continue reading “Implementing Values: Learning from GitLab: Diversity & inclusion”

Implementing Values: Learning from GitLab: Efficiency

This is the third value covered in a series of blog posts on what we can learn in implementing values that are the same or similar to GitLab’s CREDIT values. For background and links to the other posts, please check out the overview post. Continue reading “Implementing Values: Learning from GitLab: Efficiency”

Implementing Values: Learning from GitLab: Results

This is the second value covered in a series of blog posts on what we can learn in implementing values that are the same or similar to GitLab’s CREDIT values. For background and links to the other posts, please check out the overview post. Continue reading “Implementing Values: Learning from GitLab: Results”

Implementing Values: Learning from GitLab: Collaboration

This is the first value covered in a series of blog posts on what we can learn in implementing values that are the same or similar to GitLab’s CREDIT values. For background and links to the other posts, please check out the overview post. Continue reading “Implementing Values: Learning from GitLab: Collaboration”

Implementing Values: What we can learn from GitLab: Overview and Context

I had intended to write a single post related to GitLab and how it implements its values, because I was afraid that if I broke it up, I would end up using some of the same examples across the different posts, since a lot of what we do exemplifies more than one value, but in the end, I decided shorter posts would be better. Nevertheless, the series should be read as a single article broken up for publication purposes.

I wanted to write this post because after years of working in public services and similar organizations, GitLab was quite the culture shock, but in a good way. I wanted to share some of my experiences in the hopes that others can learn from how GitLab implements its values — collaboration, results, efficiency, diversity, iteration, and transparency (CREDIT) — that many organizations also value, but where some seem to struggle to implement them. Continue reading “Implementing Values: What we can learn from GitLab: Overview and Context”

Reflection: 18 months as a Manager of Technology and Technical Services

It’s taking me a lot longer than usual to write this reflection piece since I’ve been busy with unpacking and settling into a new place.

As usual, this piece is meant to be reflective of my experience. No criticism is meant of my former work place as every organization has its quirks and ways it could improve. If anything, I was grateful for the opportunities I had in helping the library (and to a small extent the city) move forward and improve its services. So, please keep in mind that this piece should be read in a reflective, and positive tone. Now, onwards… Continue reading “Reflection: 18 months as a Manager of Technology and Technical Services”

Learning to be a Systems Administrator for Horizon ILS

This is one of those presentations that never was, but I thought it would be interesting to write up anyway as a reflective piece. Interestingly, I didn’t find out that I would be the library’s ILS administrator until after I started the job. It didn’t really make any difference, and if anything, I was glad to be doing some of the operational work on the systems side. I have never actually been a systems librarian so I had a lot to learn and I have been grateful for the opportunity. Continue reading “Learning to be a Systems Administrator for Horizon ILS”