Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Web 2.0 ushers in Library 2.0?

Stephen Abram (SirsiDynix One Source newsletter) writes about the need for Librarians to start getting prepared for Library 2.0 as the huge wave of Web 2.0 tools provide opportunities for Librarian 2.0, the "guru of the information age."
Web 2.0, Library 2.0, and Librarian 2.0: Preparing for the 2.0 World
This is one of the best articles I have read about what "Librarian 2.0" could be in the Web 2.0 or immersion environment.

While on the topic of Web 2.0, I discovered this intriguing project on the ALA Techsource site,
On Change, Library 2.0 and ALA.
"ALA will prototype an interactive learning environment, built around a set of tools and concepts that has sometimes been referred to as "library 2.0."

The Library2.0 tag can be tracked in Technorati and Del.icio.us and other social software.