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Michael Habib on Academic Library 2.0

At ALA TechSource:

http://www.techsource.ala.org/blog/2007/01/the-academic-library-20-model-an-ala-ts-blog-interview-with-michael-c-habib.html

It also fascinates me to see how Michael approached his coursework, building that "virtual librarian's" skill set. He writes on his About Page:

I plan to develop online communities and services that promote the idea of digital library as place. Like physical libraries, digital libraries need to be community centers, collaborative study spaces, meeting spaces, etc. In addition, I plan to train library users to use new technologies and information resources.

To accomplish these goals, I have gained experience in traditional library services as well as chat and instant messaging reference services. Through my coursework, I have explored the theories and technologies necessary to develop thriving online communities.

Great goals, Michael! I often chat with my advisees at Dominican GSLIS about what skills they might be building for 21st Century Libraries.

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