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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Librarian 2.0

Reading over Michael Stephens' "Into a New World of Librarianship" I was reminded of how much I responded to what he said back at the Tech. Summit in August. I remember how wowed I was that he was so user-focused and is working to break down the barriers that exist between librarians and our library users. With regard to the library, technology ultimately equals power - the library user who doesn't understand how our online catalog works or who requires a great deal of assistance when using one of our internet computers probably feels intimidated and, quite possibly, powerless when entering our doors. As the Librarian 2.0 becomes more versed in the technology that exists, it should be our goal to reach out to these types of users so that everyone can reap the benefits of cool resources (like NetLibrary and OverDrive) instead of those users already wired with MP3 players.

1 Comments:

Blogger HeleneB said...

wow- so well said. :)

5:14 PM  

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