I just realized why the concepts of Library 2.0 resonate so with me. I knew it all along, but these insightful words at MaisonBisson (a red hot blog!) spell it out:
Library 2.0 isn’t about software, it’s about libraries. It’s about the evolution of all of our services to meet the needs of our users.
We have two choices. We can continue to operate by the old rules and hope that we find wealthy patrons to support us as symbols of the wealth and refinement of our communities. But, if we look hard, I think we’ll find that we can apply the core values of librarianship to current technologies and new service models, and rather than becoming a sort of art, we will be valued for serving the needs of our communities.