Friday, May 11, 2007
Web 2.0, library 2.0
I just finished listening to Helene Blowers InfoPeople podcast on "Web 2.0: What Library Managers Need to Know" . Her presentation is great- very succinct, focused and easy to understand. I was particularly interested in her description of her library's My Space page, and its impact on their teen patrons. Also interesting was that InfoPeople has created its own "23 Things" challenge modelled after Blowers' own program. It can be found here. I do think she deserves credit for coming up with this training method- it's a perfect match of means and method- the doing is the learning, which is something she also stressed in her presentation. "Playing" is working, and these web explorations are knowledge gathering exercises.