Anthony Andros wrote this paper for LIS701 at Dominican in Fall 2006. He agreed to post an shorter version here.
Library 2.0: Pandemic or Panacea?
An Exploration of Old Wine in a New Bottle by: Anthony Andros
T.S. Eliot said that, “Television…is a medium of entertainment which permits millions of people to listen to [...]
As instant message reference freed patrons from having to come to the library, text messaging reference frees them from their desks or laptops. Yale Science Librarians offer a text messaging reference service to meet this preference for mobility: patrons can text a librarian from study halls, classes, laboratories, dorms, offices, or even from the [...]
Maybe most libraries think about it differently, but Darien Library is sending more staff members to Los Angeles for BookExpo America, the majority of whom will be Circulation staff, two of them part-time, than to any other conference this year. It’s a major commitment on our part, but for nearly all our staff, this is [...]
Dominican GSLS Student Katharine Johnson writes:
Last weekend I had the pleasure of joining LISSA (Dominican University’s library student group) for a tour of Loyola University’s new Information Commons located on their Lake Shore Campus. In short, the place is incredible. A bookless extension of their library, whoa! Three floors of computer terminals, many of [...]
Hi, Pete Bromberg of Library Garden here, honored and pleased as punch to be guest-posting for Michael on TTW. A few days ago the New York Times published a fascinating piece on the importance of telling our stories. Researchers have long known, and any parent or teacher will quickly confirm, that our brains are wired [...]
Hi Everyone, my name is Michael Colford, and I am the on the Senior Management Team of the Boston Public Library in charge of Regional Services.
When Michael asked me to guest blog on Tame the Web, I was both surprised and honored. I’ve done a fair bit of blogging, but not a whole lot [...]
A blog post describing a teacher’s personal reservations about allowing students certain types of technology use, on a blog site that promotes technology and libraries may seem paradoxical, but here it goes. By the way, my name is Michael Westfall and I’m a media information specialist in a Chicago public elementary school and a Dominican [...]
Who knew guest blogging could get the blood rushing so much? When I got Michael’s e-mail about a week ago I was, well, surprised but pumped. I’ve been chilling out over at my own blog, The Corkboard for a few months doing some random musings, reflections, and the occasional techy DIY posts that were typically [...]
Hello. Jeff Nowak here. I am a first-year library school nube who got into this whole library thing because I was a literature freak and a book fiend. I am currently the editor of something called Any Four Words.
What amazes me about our Web, Library, or Catchphrase 2.0 era is the game it plays [...]
The Indomitable Michael Stephens is giving me a shot at guest-blogging. I wanted some guidelines from Mike, so I typed this response up to his offer. Michael seems real cool; I wanted to confirm that before I started blogging. Me: “Give me the particulars of what not to say. It’s cool; be frank. Say things [...]