Thing #2. What is Library 2.0?

Thing 2. What is Library 2.0?


So I watching the Stephen Abram’s video and it was interesting. It was nice to put a voice to the face and name I have seen mentioned over the past few years. The one thing that I am taking away from his interview is that he said to become ‘addicted to the excitement of learning’! What a great sentence and a very true one. If you are not excited to learning something, then you will not.


The John Blyberg blog posting was interesting, even if it was a bit old (looks like it was posted back in 2006). I really did like the quote about Library 2.0 (which he said he is quoting Sara Houghton) “Library 2.0 simply means making your library’s space (virtual and physical) more interactive, collaborative, and driven by community needs. Examples of where to start include blogs, gaming nights for teens, and collaborative photo sites. The basic drive is to get people back into the library by making the library relevant to what they want and need in their daily lives…to make the library a destination and not an afterthought.”

 “To make the library a destination and not an afterthought” What a great sentence! But very true, because most of us like to see people use the library for a variety of reasons.


“The Ongoing Web Revolution” was a bit dry, but I did like the photo of ‘good old Albert’ and its always fun to see Hennepin County Library mentioned.


Question for the 23 Things folks: We know time is always an issue–Stephen Abram shares some ideas on where to find the time for 23 Things. Where will you find the time?


I loved Stephen Abrams analogy to smoking and time. Where do you find the time to smoke 3 packs a day? You find the time until you have cancer (plus I guess one might also ask where do you find the money for those smokes). It always makes me cringe when people say they don’t have time to read. Like hello, get your butt off the couch and read something dude. I even know people that don’t have a TV and actually like it that way. Ok, I have always found this to be a bit extreme, but just think how much stuff they do. A lot and they read a lot too! So I will find my 23 things time here and there J


Question: Why are you participating in 23 Things On a Stick? What do you hope to learn? I thought it would be fun and I like to learn something new or refresh the old knowledge. I want to know more about Web 2.0. I know a bit here and there, but some things I have avoided, so I am hoping this will inspire me to learn about the things I have been putting off and avoiding. Also its fun looking at others 23 Thing blogs. There are some very cool and creative librarians out there.


Question: How has the Internet and the vast resource it can be affected your use of time at work and/or at home? Wellllll…I think its used up a lot of time at work and at home, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. I learn a lot of different things online and it may come in handy one day as a reference question or if I am ever on a game show. So its all good!