On the 2.0 Job Description (Part 2): LIS Students in a 2.0 World by: Michael Stephens
Now I know what the expression, “Time flies when you are having fun” means after completing two weekends in LIS 753. There are so many exciting bits of information to learn and at times it can be a bit overwhelming, although it is a necessary addition to the LIS curriculum. Michael Stephens writes in the article above about, “turning the students in the class on to online social tools and the bigger picture of what’s happening online was a highlight for me.” As an active participant in the class I agree with the hands on, play with it approach to the ‘2.0 world’.
Michael has demystified the vocabulary that I once thought was totally foreign. In a collaborative effort my group project will be presenting the value of using Flickr in the library. I made a trading card for myself to use in the library which I never thought I would be doing before taking this class. Upon completion I will have a foundation for using the online tools in the school library I currently work in to inspire the students of the future.
As the article draws to a close, Michael starts to dream about LIS in the year 2015! Now I know I made the right choice in 2007 and I will have to keep up with all the newest trends in LIS as a lifelong learner.