Wednesday, March 11, 2009

#15: On Library 2.0 & Web 2.0

This was a lot of information to read and absorb, but very exciting when you think about the changes that are coming to make the library better able to serve our customers. I particularly enjoyed reading about "Librarian 2.0". Librarians are often the "middle-man" between the customers and the information they are seeking. The wealth of knowledge that Web 2.0 offers can be somewhat daunting for unfamiliar users to find. However, there are more and more customers who are well-versed in Web 2.0 and librarians need to be able to keep up. I like the idea of having the library be more "user-centered", especially in the context of new technology. Also, having information flow in every direction, as opposed to the traditional one-way, is going to make the library an even better place for customers.

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