Thursday, July 30, 2009

Thing #15 Web 2.0, Library 2.0 and the Future of Libraries

The future of libraries is everchanging and librarians must change accordingly to keep up. For so long we have concentrated on developing our collection of print materials. As we have in the past, we must concentrate on our patrons needs. Users want access to information quickly and do not want to be tied down to visiting a particular location to get it. Virtual libraries and offering tools online for users to access information anywhere is extremely important. As librarians, we must keep up with that! Making tools easy to use with minimal assistance is also necessary when the librarian-patron ratio is so high! Staying current with your population along with the developing technology is necessary to have a successful library.

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