Saturday, May 23, 2009

Week #2 Readings

The main thing that stood out to me in the readings this week was the discussion on the generation gap. The difference between high school / college students technology ability and even us 30 year olds is evident. They are all over twitter, myspace and facebook while most of us are just learning our way around these things and for the most part we are more interested in staying with what is comfortable (like email).

The article regarding library changes even discussed the "new generation". The idea of looking at what the younger generations interest are and how they communicate is important if our library systems want to continue to meet "everyones interest". The traditional library with books, card catalogs and magazines should soon be a thing of the past. As technology continues to grow and new ways for us to access information become more and more common our library systems are going to have to continue to adjust.

The last thing that was of interest in the readings was the idea of libraries introducing "blogs" to their current system. A "blog" on a new book or article would be a great idea to generate interest. Not only does this allow people to communicate about topics of interest but it also brings them back into the library to find those books that are being discussed.

1 comment:

  1. Maybe I am an old 31, but I am going to miss the old libraries! It was a place of solace and quiet where studying was first and foremost! I have no problem with moving forward, but what I do fear is today and tomorrows generation becoming lazier and more technology driven even in a place such as the library. What ever happened to asking a librarian...worked for me!