Kendra K. Levine posted a thoughtful article on the state of Web 2.0 instruction in library school a couple of days ago. The point from her article that really got me thinking, however, was this:
I think itâ€™s understandable that many people are leery of the â€œhypeâ€ because so many people talk about Web 2.0 applications in libraries, or Library 2.0, in a very superficial way. They say, â€œIsnâ€™t this neat?â€ rather than say why itâ€™s neat. Library Attack Â» Blog Archive Â» Library School- Not Web 2.0 enough?
Having just spent 2 days teaching a group of librarians not only what Web 2.0 is, but what it’s useful for (I hope), I’d like to take on this challenge! I’ll use the services that we covered in our recent class, and discuss each of them with an eye toward how they are really useful in a library setting. Hopefully, this will help some of the folks out there who think that Twitter, del.icio.us, Facebook, Myspace, Flickr, YouTube, Slideshare, Goodreads/LibraryThing and Blogs/Wikis in general are neat ideas, but aren’t sure how to implement them. Stay tuned, I’m ready to write!