And then this from Shifted Librarian:
Observations from Internet Librarian 2005 by Jenny Levine
... I really enjoyed Will Richardson’s keynote, and I’m especially intrigued by his advocacy to teach students “negotiated meaning.” Librarians are all about negotiated meaning, and I think it’s a vital role we can be aggressive in filling. It was heartbreaking to hear Will describe a scenario in which teachers and students use RSS feeds of persistent searches in Google News or Yahoo News, because he couldn’t tell them to use feeds from library resources instead. We absolutely have to change this ...
What came through loud and clear at this conference (titled, appropriately enough, “Shifting Worlds”) is that libraries need to continue shifting to where their users are and need to become part of their users’ online, trusted network. Nothing new for readers of this blog, but as I said in my five minutes on the tech trends panel, this is the year libraries finally started doing this and doing it well. Libraries can finally participate using free tools, we have some great models, let’s get to it.