Thinking About Technology and Change, or, "What Do You Mean It's Already 2-point-O-ver?"
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Web 2.0 and Library 2.0, including such applications as Facebook, del.icio.us, meebo, and blogger, seem to be everywhere in librarianship today. Even as libraries work to adopt these technologies, some pundits are already saying that the 2.0 phenomenon is over. Can we ever hope to be on the cutting edge when we always seem to be two steps behind? This session will explore ways to think about and keep up with technological change. It often seems like we're a slave to technology, but this session will examine ways we can make it work for us, instead. Specific technologies, including social bookmarking, blogs/rss, wikis, podcasts, social software, and instant messenger will be discussed. Emphasis, however, will be on how to think about and approach new technological opportunities. This session will be of interest to library workers interested in a basic understanding of Library 2.0.