Daily Archives: February 2, 2009

4 posts

Thanks Zone 1! (Southwest Chicagoland Libraries)

Friday, I ran an afternoon workshop/retreat for 200 librarians from “Zone 1” here in Chicagoland. What fun! We covered a group-selected handful of trends and technologies and they did breakout brainstorming sessions. We ended with a 45 min group debrief that really got me thinking about how innovative and forward-thinking these libraries are. Thanks to all who attended! The slides are here: https://tametheweb.com/talks09/Trends&TechRetreat.pdf

Thanks SLA!

Thursday I did a Click U program for the Special Libraries Association based on my Trends & Technologies post. We discussed the Cloud, the Commons and the Tribe! Thanks to all who attended! The slides are here: https://tametheweb.com/talks09/SLATopTech&Trends09.pdf

The Start Up Librarian

TTW Contributor and Dominican GSLIS student Kyle Jones writes this month’s NextGen column in LJ: http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6630793.html With the dawn of Library 2.0, a philosophy based on user-centered services and change, new librarians—start-up librarians—are arriving at library directors’ doorsteps by the semester with the same kind of fervor and ability that built today’s great technology companies. Can librarians let go of some of their old, restrictive ways to give these new librarians the kind of environment and support that will drive the profession successfully in the 21st century? Library leaders would do well to observe some characteristics of successful Silicon Valley […]