Library 2.0 Challenge

My Director attended the “Tampa Bay Library Consortium Annual Meeting(sylvar’s photos / Tags / tblc2006)”:http://www.flickr.com/photos/sylvar/tags/tblc2006/ last week and came back with an interesting flyer.
bq.Web 2.0 is all the buzz. Library literature and conferences, the general news media and the internet at large are focusing on these new integrated technologies. Typically Web 2.0 technologies are “supposed second-generation of Internet-based services that let people collaborate and share information online in new ways, such as social networking sites, wikis, communication tools, and folksonomies.” TBLC is challenging it members to get up to date and integrate the new technologies into their library services. In the next 18 months, TBLC will offer regular workshops, and online tutorials on various Web 2.0 topics. In additions, TBLC will facilitate 1 to 2 hour think tank sessions on 2.0 topics, to help libraries and individuals figure out how to implements these technologies. The “Think Tank Schedule(Library 2.0 Challenge)”:http://www.tblc.org/ws_classes.php includes “Blogs and RSS Feeds,” “Podcasts and Vodcasts,” “IM Tools,” “Gaming,” “Social Networking,” “Tagging/Folksonomies,” and “Gadgets.” Oh, and a January 17th event will feature “Helene Blowers(About Helene)”:http://librarybytes.com/about.html. It is always nice to make contact with people a little less geographically diverse and I look forward to attending as many events as I can.