The tutor and his pupil?
The latest version Michael Habib‘s Academic Library 2.0 Concept Model comes to me this morning by way of Jennifer. I find it one of the best and clearest explanations of why we, as librarians should care about the current online social trend. I wonder, though, how does it change when applied to public libraries of all sizes? My first inclination is just to point out that it gets longer. Communities that public libraries serve are so diverse – how can you reach both the house-bound elderly who’ve grown to use the library as their main social contact and now can’t as well as the college bound student? The tutor and his pupil? The answer is that Library 2.0 doesn’t mean that Library 1.0 (or Library B.C.?) stops – it simply embellishes. It provides tools for reaching out to more patrons in a way that you haven’t done before.