Sunday, July 12, 2009

Thing #15

Change is hard- the idea of a library changing and "looking" different is hard to grasp. But, the efficiency of all information at your fingertips on the web is fascinating. It was interesting that one of the articles discussed how libraries (1.0, 2.0) do not resplace each other, but absorb the next one. The just add to their usefulness, information, etc. Also, I like the idea of libraries being interactive. As school employees, our students (consumers) change and it is the same for the libraries. We have to constantly change the way we teach or do therapy. We are not replacing what we have previously done, but improving and making it more relevant.
The youtube video was pretty powerful. I think students and adults spend more and more time in front of the tv, computer, on the web, social netwoking, etc. I liked it when the student said she "multi-tasks". I find myself dong the same thing. It is great having so much information readily available. I have not had a phone book or anykind of maps in my house for years. We use the computer for phone numbers, directions, shopping, music, reasearch, and searching products. I have always been open to learning new skills on the computer and the web world, but Library2play has opened up a whole new world.


  1. I am glad this has been a such a postive force in your venture through change. Most of us agree, change by it's very nature is "hard," but when you have usefull tools and a "community" of support, it sure does make the process smoother!

  2. I like how you said the newer style of library doesn't replace the older style, it is absorbed. Neat idea.