Michael Stephens, John Blyberg and Jen Maney
Jen’s title: Let’s Get Excited (and realistic) about Web 2.0
“not really a technological phenomenon at all; it’s a social one, enabled by technology.”
Can’t understand new tools in the abstract – you have to use them.
They have an emerging technologies team – they help evaluate services and new stuff
They think of 2.0 stuff as outreach outside of the library
Pima County Public Library has 4.5 web staff: Designer, programmer, electronic resources, head (and a part timer)
2.0 site is moving toward a conversation
Michael Stephens is next:
Title: Scary things & Great Opportunities: Web 2.0 & Libraries 2008
Best thing – remember to say “yes”
Look for “Library as place” on youtube – trying to find books at Chicago Public Library – they video’d the experience, including getting kicked out of the library by security.
Aside – Check out Nashville Public Library’s social stuff
“Please bring your heart with you to work.”
Three important things:
1. Don’t stop learning
2. adapt to change
3. watch the horizon
John Blyberg spoke last:
Title: Keen on 2.0: The Amateurs are Coming!
Going to talk about the naysayers of 2.0
Keen thinks 2.0 is dangerous much like communism! What’s up with that?
Blyberg is pointing out specific quotes/thoughts from Keen’s writings, and poking large holes in them
Example – Keen doesn’t think the long tail really exists. Hmm…
Andrew Keen’s writings is what happens when we succum to fear.