Thursday, December 6, 2007

In addition

When Helene Blowers spoke she gave concrete examples of how libraries are using Library 2.0 right now. One of these examples is the meebo widget being utilized in a catalogue. How does this work? Well, David Lee King of the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library has a meebo widget set up so that anytime a patron searches the catalogue and gets the "sorry not found" window there is a meebo widget there along with the library's hours and telephone number. Patrons may make easy contact with a librarian. Check out David's blog post and on the blog post he invites you to contact him directly (davidleeking at gmail dot com)

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Helene Blowers comes to Suffolk

Yesterday (Dec 4.) we had the pleasure of again listening to Helene Blowers speak, but this time here in Suffolk at SCLA's CATS annual meeting. Ms. Blowers reiterated and went into greater detail over what web & library 2.0 actually is. For those who were unable to attend and are interested here is a slide presentation by Ms Blowers :

Helene also blogs at: Library yesterdays presentation she reiterated her mantra which is "give yourself and others permission to play"...