In our last night of LIS768: Library 2.0 and Social Networking Technologies, we used this post as a way to talk about the future:
David Armano ponders digital immigrants and digital natives. He offers up a list of questions for ad/PR agency executives, pondering what kind of answers he might get. I think these might figure well into an interview for that emerging technology librarian job — or, really, for any librarian job these days…
1. Do you read blogs. Which ones?
2. Do you have a personal blog? What’s it about?
3. Do you participate in at least one social network? Which one?
4. Have you ever uploaded a video online? What did you use to do it?
5. What’s your favorite search engine. Why?
6. Have you ever used an online classified service like craigslist?
7. Besides making phone calls—how else do you use your mobile phone?
8. Have you ever registered a domain name?
9. Do you use social bookmarks or tagging?
10. Do you use a feed reader of some sort? Which one? Why?
Hmmm.. I wonder how the senior management team of some big libraries might answer these questions.
We created a list of more questions that might come into play as well:
Have you ever watched a YouTube video? Have you posted one?
Have you listened to a podcast? Do you subscribe to any podcasts?
Have you ever edited or added an article to wikipedia?
Do you play games? Video games? Online games?
Have you ever commented on another person’s blog?
Do you own an MP3 player?
Have you used Flickr or another image sharing sites?
If you were going to make a video about your library what would you focus on? Highlight?
What 2.0 tool could you teach a class about?
What emerging technology excites you?
What type of collaboration tools have you used online?
How do you communicate internally at your library?
What role if any could open source software play at your library?
Does your library offer tools for content creation to patrons?
What would you ask?