Different types of programs for different types of people

July 20, 2007 at 12:24 am (Uncategorized)

That’s a long title.  I could have said “Repackaging” just as well.

Here’s the wiki.  It repackages all this information that anyone can find out on the Internet in a form that might make sense to librarians.  It gathers together tools that might be of interest and use to librarians, couples those tools with commentary, and presents some excercises that might help librarians get a sense of the tool, enough to decide if it’s something they want to keep using.

But lately I’ve been thinking:  Going through the program, there’s a lot of activities.  Posting to blogs, adding links, setting up accounts, etc.  These are great excercises for people who will use these tools to communicate with others, connect with their community, or organize their information.  But maybe it’s not so great for other parts of the library, like the Administrative level.  For them, you’d want to repackage your information into a kind of “Executive Summary,” which would give a short description of the tool, present key arguments for it’s use, and provide links to other library’s use of the tool.

So, I’m thinking about taking information out of the Library 2.0 wiki and repackaging it for administrative level absorption. I’ll call the program “No Administrator Left Behind.”  Maybe.  ;^)

I’d probably lose most of the tools, focus more on the concepts, and show examples of other library/librarian use of the tools, like MySpace pages, Facebook profiles, del.icio.us lists, library blogs, wikis in progress, Twitterers, etc.

Maybe ten easy installments.

I could start a blog here, with a start page, and then ten pages inside.  Links from the bottom of the first page post, plus sidebar navigation.



  1. Maureen said,

    Jeremy – this is fantastic! You’ve done a fantastic job here – the layout, the content.
    -Maureen M from class

  2. supercrazylibrarianguy said,

    Uh… who’s Jeremy?

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