Twenty-three 2.0 tasks for librarians

I saw it at Wired and the Chronicle of Higher Education. I read about it on Everything is Miscellaneous. They’re talking about 23 Learning 2.0 Things, a little blog post with a big impact.

The idea is simple and easily explained: “23 Things (or small exercises) that you can do on the web to explore and expand your knowledge of the Internet and Web 2.0.” Helene Blowers is a librarian, or rather the Public Services Technology Director for the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County. The project as outlined is a two month project, so you have about eight weeks to learn about two things a week. Best of all, it’s all available on the web, via an easy to read and understand hyperlinked blog, so you can try it out at your organization. Christine MacKensie, the director of the Yarra Plenty Regional Library in Melbourne, Australia (who did a four month version of the program) makes a great point in the Wired Article “The last thing we want is for people to come into our libraries and ask about Flickr or Second Life and be met with a blank look…. And they certainly won’t now.”

2 thoughts on “Twenty-three 2.0 tasks for librarians

  1. What a cool site, and a timely post by you! I’m at ACRL and David Silver (professor of Media Studies at the University of San Francisco) ( gave a really interest talk about Web 2.0 and collective intelligence and how we should use Web 2.0 technologies, like blogging, to help preserve our history in a “culture of amnesia.” 23 Learning 2.0 Things seems like the perfect introduction to librarians wanting to learn some of the new technologies but not knowing where to start.

  2. alright, i must check this out since everybody is talking about it!! It’s all the buzz. This is probably the third time I’ve heard about it today.

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