Thursday, October 12, 2006

The Library as Conversation

R. David Lankes (ol' Virtual Dave from the Virtual Reference Desk Conference days) is now working on a project for ALA called "Participatory Networks: The Library as Conversation." You can read the draft report and make comments until October 25 to help formulate the final report.

And if you are interested in seeing the papers from the Virtual Reference Desk Conference, they are now mounted at WebJunction!

2 comments:

Bruce Newell said...

The metaphore of library as conversation provides librarians with a useful new set of spectacles to think about what we do, for whom, and how we do it. It gives us, I think, a model where our patrons are in the center of our universe, not the library. This is good. I highly recommend this draft paper.

Jeff Pullium said...

I am a graduate student at Georgia Southern University in Instructional Technology. This public draft was discovered as I was looking for information about policy development around blogging. It is one of the best things I have read in my graduate work thus far!!