18 Library 2.0 and Web 2.0
All of the topics in these accounts have been on my mind and those of the reference librarians for quite some time (except for the last one - I had not yet been thinking about Library 4.0). We are eager to meet the needs and wants of our users AND to meet our obligations as academic librarians in assuring that UMD students know how to acess the complex types of information they need for academic-level work and their jobs. We definitely need more online and easy-to-use teaching tools and need to get the training and access to create them. I disagree with Anderson who seems to be calling for the end of library instruction. I'm somewhat puzzled by his position in that he seems to view information resources as part of library services. In doing that he ignores the fact that while some information resources are becoming more similar (online indexes) some are getting more complex (data sources such as used in business and other areas). There's a lot more that I could say but time is short and I'm sure there'll be plenty of discussions in the future.