Michael Casey and I have some good news. We’ll be writing a monthly column in Library Journal starting next week. It’s called “The Transparent Library”, a title we like a lot. We’ll be applying some of our thinking and inspiration to organizational culture and libraries, with a slant towards technology as well. We’re very happy to be in LJ because each month the columns will be made freely available on web for easy linking. Here’s just a bit from the first one: The cultural and social shift we’ve observed, highlighted by Wade Roush’s idea of continuous computing and the advent […]
Woohoo! http://www.wired.com/culture/education/news/2007/03/learning2_0 Public Library Geeks Take Web 2.0 to the Stacks When the IT director at North Carolina’s Charlotte & Mecklenburg County public library began training staff in the latest web technologies, she lured reluctant participants with bribes — a free MP3 player and the chance to win a laptop. Six months later, the program they developed is the real prize. Learning 2.0, developed by public services technology director Helene Blowers, has become a surprise grassroots hit, available for free on the web and adopted by dozens of other libraries around the globe. Read the whole article!