Leading By Example: MySpace & Libraries

One of my former 753 students still posts to her class blog. Take a look at her short post about MySpace and the comments that followed.


I pointed out that the teens who were on the Teen Council were probably the stereotypical “good kids” who already obey their parents and wouldn’t be the ones who’d “misuse” MySpace anyway, or be taken in by predators pretending to be peers, or whatever all else their parents have spooked them with.

In other words…the Teen Council kids wouldn’t be the teens who’d NEED the MySpace page in order to get interested in the library, and perhaps even involved in it. The Teen Council kids also wouldn’t be the ones who would need to be taught how to responsibly utilize social software, and wouldn’t be the ones for whom a well-run library MySpace page would serve as a good example thereof.