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June 4, 2019

Bengtson-penned book for library web developers published by ALA

Submitted by Sarah McGreer Hoyt

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Jason Bengtson, head of information technology services at K-State Libraries, has written a book that shares key rules and strategies for becoming a more confident coder and library web developer.

"Library Web Development: Beyond Tips and Tricks" was released earlier this month by the American Library Association, or ALA:

Plenty of resources offer you snippets of code and a variety of tutorials can show you the solutions to web development problems. But it's much more valuable — and a better investment of your time — to learn some core problem-solving skills. This book shares key rules and strategies that will empower you to become a confident coder and web developer, ready to think through whatever complications present themselves. Bengtson, an expert developer, describes 11 challenges typical of a library setting and ones he has faced himself. He then walks you through his thinking, with explorations of alternate approaches, as he works toward a solution.

Bengtson currently holds the rank of assistant professor with K-State Libraries and is a full stack web developer, and the author of numerous articles on library technology.