Web 2.0 to Library 2.0

I’ve been up since 1:30 AM and I don’t know why — except that Holiday Inn beds aren’t as good as Marriott beds.  So the next time your surgeon says something about staying in a Holiday Inn Express, get up and walk away.

Tomorrow, I’ll be speaking at the Illinois School Library Media Association conference and I don’t want to just roll off a standard keynote address.  Although I often speak at school library media conferences, I usually do not speak specifically to management, functions, and vision for libraries.  I’m probably not qualified.  Usually I stick to the “Here’s how information is changing…” line.  But I may do it differently tomorrow. 

I have two questions for the librarian readers out there:

  1. I remember, years ago, that libraries were compared to the hub of a wheel, and the wheel was the school.  Actually, an areal view of the junior high school I attended would have looked just like that.  Is this as visual that is still used to talk about school library media centers?
  2. In one short paragraph, what does Web 2.0 mean to the school library?

Your comments will be appreciated, and perhaps even included in the online handouts…

Author: David Warlick

David Warlick has been an educator for the past 40+ years. He continues to do some writing, but is mostly seeking his next intersect between play, passion and purpose, dabbling in photography, drone videography and music production.