30 September 2008

Some innovative ideas from LibraryThing

LibraryThing currently has two, different promotions going on that will help them out.

The first one is YOU get to help find the next 3 LibraryThing employees. It's a very cool idea and a neat way to find someone they may not have otherwise heard about the position.

Find us a Maine—or anyway within an hour of Portland, ME—employee and we’ll give you $1,000 in books.

We did this once before. It’s how we found John, our Systems Adminitrator. (John found himself, so he got his own $1,000.)

Jobs. We have three potential jobs to fill.

  • Hacker. We’re looking for PHP hacker. JavaScript genius and library-data experience. We hope we get two of those.
  • Graphic designer/user-experience guru. Experience designing for data-rich sites like LibraryThing a must.
  • Brainy, overworked assistant. Smart, flexible, organized, relentless—willing to do both high-level (strategic analysis) and low-level (send-out-these-CueCats) work. The job is non-technical, but you need to be super-comfortable around computers.

Rules! You get a $1,000 gift certificate to Abebooks, Amazon, Booksense or the independent bookseller of your choice. (Longfellow Books? Books Etc.?) You can split it between them. You don’t need to buy books with it (but why do that?).

Here's the complete information for helping LibraryThing find an employee.

The second promotion is a chance to help design a logo for Legacy Library. Here's a description on what the legacy library is:
A group for those interested and involved in entering the personal libraries of famous readers into LibraryThing as Legacy Libraries.
And here's the rules for helping them design a logo.

Some very cool ideas from a very cool group, so make sure you check them out.

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