Saturday, May 23, 2009
Web, Library, and Teen Services 2.0
The concept of this article moves right along with how technology is moving forward. This new Web Library 2.0 seems like a way for people to get more involved in the library. They seem to want to reach out to the community and help people use the resources. When I go into the library now I feel like it has to be a quiet place and I am not really comfortable doing work there. In college we were thrown out of the library a few times for being too loud while working on a group project. There are only so many places that you can go in college to have a quiet work place with few distractions. If we could have all libraries meet the needs of teens, college students, children, and adults people would actually get something out of going to the library. We are so used to just checking out a book and going on with our way. It would be great to be able to learn from the librarians about microblogging. The idea of customer service people actually coming out on the floor to help you with more than getting a book seems like a great idea. This would really help people learn a lot more and want to take their children to the library for more than just checking out a book.