“Get over it,” Maney said about taking on some of those emerging tools and social media – “Experiment.” She also echoed some of the current thinking around exploration and learning. “Play,” she said. “It’s what your users are already doing.” What an excellent reason to start a Learning 2.0 program — something Maney noted her library and the State of Arizona were taking on! WooHoo!
Although brief, I had a great time at PLA. The folks I talked to were fired up about many of the sessions. I was also glad to see some old friends.
I took a quick view of where we are in 2008 with the use of Web 2.0 in libraries. The cool thing I realized from listening to Jen and John was we were all really talking about people and planning, decisions and great opportunities. A lot of the discussion and questions focused on users and how the library offers access.
I misquoted the ALA Code of Ethics in my discussion about blocking access and creating policy. Here’s the real deal:
We provide the highest level of service to all library users through appropriate and usefully organized resources; equitable service policies; equitable access; and accurate, unbiased, and courteous responses to all requests.
Thanks to my esteemed colleagues who presented with me and to all who attended. My slides are here: Web2.0StephensPLA.pdf