Saturday, March 27, 2010

Thing 15

This post should really be the last one, or maybe thing 22. Web 2.0 and the future of libraries - isn't that the whole deal here?? Where are we going and where have we been. I found a great blog about this written by Rob Darrow - California Dreaming (all the leaves are brown..) where he blogs about the future of libraries READ THIS if you read nothing else about the topic. He basically sums it all up as we the future librarians must lead the change to transform the purpose of libraries from a video rental unit to a center of information availability (not necessarily on site) and above all - learning. We will teach tools to learn with rather than dispense books and data. I read the article Away From the Iceberg which had a Titanic like feel to it - we are going down with he ship. Web 2.0 will evolve into the next thing and libraries will continue to evolve along with technology. Some will fight it and try to block it, but we must OPEN it to all and embrace the chance to move forward.
This blog about libraries and 2.0 looks like it has many other 23 things type blogs made by teachers and librarians in California. Interesting to see their comments along the way. Interestingly as soon as I posted the link to the California blogs I now have California visitors on my feejit map "California Dreamin"... now I have to figure out how to post the song!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for mentioning Rob Darrow's blog and article! Did you notice how when you "mouse-over" the hotlinks, they bring up small snapshots of the actual webpage? That is very cool and makes me curious to find out how! At the bottom of each "tiny webpage," there is a border containing "Word Press" and "Snapshots," so I'm off to see what these tools do. Thanks again!