Daily Archives: December 15, 2006

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Breakout Flipcharts

“Spending too much energy on why we can’t change instead of changing what we can.” From yesterday’s retreat come the typed up flipchart notes from the L2 Barriers exercise and our brainstorming. Thanks to katia for typing them up! And thanks to the incredible Marshall Shore of Maricopa County Library for inviting me down and opening up the event to other library systems! How open..and participatory! 🙂 Barriers in the Library Negative signage (e.g. No cell phones) People have to come IN to the library to use it “Noise Police” Only one public phone (or worse, NO public phones in […]

Talking about a Shift & Putting Up Barriers

Yesterday I spent four hours with 70 Arizona librarians at a workshop sponsored by the Maricopa County Library System. We talked Web 2.0, trends guiding technologies and the shift toward a collaborative and social networked society. It’s apropo that while catching up on my edubloggers, I discover this quote posted by Will Richardson from the new book Wikinomics: These changes, among others, are ushering us toward a world where knowledge, power, and productive capability will be more dispersed than at any time in our history—a world where value creation will be fast, fluid, and persistently disruptive. A world where only […]