Monday, August 3, 2009

Thing 15, Web 2.0, Library 2.0 and the future of Libraries

If libraries or librarians are to continue providing services to their patrons it is imperative that we ride the 2.0 wave or we will find ourselves marooned on the beach. Information is available at almost the speed of light via the Internet; we cannot expect today's patrons to rely on the static resources housed within the library's physical walls. We have a responsibility to the patron to get on board with the 2.0 community. It is the ultimate form of collaboration. What do you think?
*Image from Flikr Creative Commons member mccheek/carol smith.


Julee said...

I wanted to thank you for your comment on Book Egg. It looks like you are racing to the finish line like I am. I joined in fairly late in the program. It's an interesting journey, isn't it? You do a very nice job on your blog.

Novella Byrd said...

Thank you Julee, I am enjoying this journey too. I really enjoy your enthusiasm on your blog.

Farmgirl Librarian said...

I very much agree with your sentiment about the need for libraries and librarians to ride the 2.0 wave if we want to be relevant to today's (and tomorrow's) patrons. In my case, at the university level, we compete with the internet at large and the sad attitude of "who needs the library." Your blog is wonderful and has really inspired me to keep working and trying to improve. I've enjoyed your entries and this project.