Laura Cohen | The Unquiet Librarian
It’s in the Way That You Use It: What Library 2.0 Means to Me
A few months ago, fellow librarian Andy Woodworth blogged “Deconstructing Library 2.0″as he (in his own words) explored “… if the term was dead or the principles or both.” A healthy discussion and dialogue about the term itself and application of “Library 2.0″ ensued, and other voices chimed in with their own blog posts on the topic, including the incredibly thoughtful and articulate response from Jenny Levine. While we all may have different interpretations of what exactly the term “Library 2.0″ may mean and if we should even still be using it, most everyone who has chimed in on the conversation agrees that it is definitely more than just the “let’s use the web 2.0 tools because they are shiny” thinking. The application of those tools for service and as a means for expanding our patrons’ ability to access, interpret, share, and create information/knowledge is where the power truly lies for both librarians and those we serve. On a larger scale, I think the term means more than just the technology and includes the bigger picture of one’s philosophy of librarianship.