Thursday, March 18, 2010
Thing #15 - The video about libary futures and the 2.o world from "The Vision of Students Today" was a bit shocking. Maybe it has been a while since I have been to college, but I was completely surprised by the statistics the video had to offer. Yes - our world has changed technologically. I will be the first one to admit. The 23 Things project is a true testament to the change and how we as librarians will need to relate to each other both now and in the future. The article I read - "Away from the Icebergs" was a bit concerning to me. I can see where libraries will change and will HAVE to change due to the modern conveniences that are occurring in the world today but I do not see a total end to libraries as a whole. Libraries will still (in my opinion) play big roles in the school as sources of information and disseminating it all. Librarians will just be changing in their roles as far as having to be "on top" of the latest and greatest information tools that are available in the 2.o world. They will be sources where educators and students alike come to them to point them in the right direction in finding appropriate websites, etc.