I had such plans for a good night’s sleep, after getting so few hours the night before. But this School Library Journal Summit just has me going. I woke up at 3:00 (4:00 AM my time, to be fair), with brainstorms going off in my head. The thunderbolts got so loud that they woke my wife, and I had to retreat to the Drake Room, the site of our summit work, where I could continue to think and also to feed off of the free WiFi here.
Chris Harris challenged us at the end of our meeting yesterday, to come up with a definition of Library 2.0. I would suggest that we expand this assignment. Instead of a definition, perhaps what might be even more useful, and easier to construct as a group, is a Library 2.0 manifesto, The L2 Manifesto.
It would include a basic definition, but would be followed by a list of statements, or theses, that describe the functions of library 2.0 and the librarian 2.0.
This is probably a figment of too little sleep and delusions of grandure that come with staying in The Drake Hotel. My dad would say I’m, “in high cotton!”.
|Chris Harris just came down and he liked the idea of a manifesto. However, what SLJ is looking forware are three or four opportunity statements. This is a good thing to get from a two day meeting. The manifesto will continue to be discussed. Stay tuned to a wiki near you.|
I like it when my ideas are validated by really smart people who have already thought of them. Michael Stephen, one of yesterday’s SLJ Summit panels, e-mailed me, pointing to an existing L20 Manifesto. Read it!
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