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Public libraries in the United States are THE most democratic and uniquely American of all our institutions.
“ Technolust – an irrational love for new technology combined with unrealistic expectations for the solution it brings.” Technoplans vs. Technolust by Michael Stevens Library Journal, November 1, 2004
Podcasting Definition from the New Oxford American Dictionary: "a digital recording of a radio broadcast or similar program, made available on the Internet for downloading to a personal audio player". More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podcasting
Tablet PCs Best use: http://www.infotoday.com/cil2004/presentations/ Friday, March 12th • Track B — Web Tools & Practices Session B304: Tablet PCs at the Reference Desk 3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. David Bennett, Systems Librarian Donald M. Luisi, Public Services Librarian Jackie Corinth, Robert Morris University Library
As librarians and instructional technologists, we must:
Do the unexpected
Act on crazy ideas
Trial and error
If technology serves no goal, then it serves no purpose
Relevance to our community is to give them what they want, how they want it. As librarians, we may deem their behavior as “inappropriate”.
I believe that libraries and technology are a natural fit together.