Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Web 2.0, Library 2.0, and the Future of Libraries: Library 2.0 involves interaction between the librarian and the patrons. This includes face-to-face interaction as well as virtual interaction, which is Web 2.0. I agree with Rick Anderson's blog post when he stated that librarians need to learn to adapt to today's changing world of technology. Since many people use the internet to access information, many people believe libraries are just a place to store books. Librarians need to be knowledgeable of Web 2.0 applications so that they can interact with their patrons and keep people interested in utilizing the library. Michael Stephens points out that librarians need to keep its patrons in mind when using technology. Librarians need to select technology that would be beneficial to the users as well as show these people how to use this technology. I agree with Stephens when he stated the future of libraries depends on how people access, create, and utilize information. LIbrarians will need to teach people how to become effective users of all information available to them, whether it is found in a book or on the internet.