PLA Presentation: Scary Things & Great Opportunities

Web 2.0 Session at PLA Crowd with reflection

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

Listen to the presentations here.

PLA Slide Detail for TTW