Hello world! August 6, 2006Posted by sharynheili in Uncategorized.
Libarians as “Gurus of the Information Age”
Stephen Abrams has given us many ways to change, grow, adapt, and help our libraries and us move into the next century. The most important (and the last) from his long list is to play. Take at least 15 minutes out of your busy day to play. Okay, librarians are all busy, but you know that old adage about all work and no play. So let’s have fun and well, rock.
We know our customers are on the Internet constantly. We want the library to be in their faces and, not only know what they are talking about, but how to use what they are using. And the bigger question–in what ways can we use the new generation technology to help libraries grow and thrive?
If you haven’t seen it yet, read Stephen’s Abram’s latest entry in the SirsiDynix One Source newsletter, Piloting Your Future Library . Read it NOW.
I especially like his idea of buying MP3 players and iPods and having staff play with streaming media. This is something that we are talking about at my library. Let’s do it.