1/25/2007

Web, Library, and Teen Services 2.0 by Kimberly Bolan, Meg Canada, and Rob Cullin

It seems like you can’t go anywhere these days without someone throwing around the 2.0 moniker around. Some argue it’s the future of libraries and others maintain it’s hype. The truth is, it is somewhere in between the two. Library 2.0 was significant enough to merit a multiple-week staff training for ALA leaders, but what does it mean for everyone else? How does 2.0 apply to those working in teen services and why does it matter? And, more specifically, how does 2.0 apply to the teenagers in our schools and communities? In simplest terms, 2.0 is a new way of thinking about libraries. First and foremost, it follows one underlying golden rule: dynamically interact with and listen to your users to create more user-centered services, both physical and technology-related. Fundamentally, 2.0 is the willingness to enhance library services through user collaboration....

Read the entire article in the Winter 2007 Issue of YALS.

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