October 28, 2008

Bridging Ages of Librarianship

I had a great time at the Bridging Worlds Conference and spent some amazing vacation days in Cambodia and Malaysia, so I’m late following up on my conference promise to post a link to the slides for my talk Librarian 2.0: New Breed or Just Another Day at the Office? (12.2MB PDF). Please note that these slides are more current than the ones on the conference site. I’ll find out about posting the accompanying paper, too.
The conference itself was wonderful (the organizers did a good job), and I was especially pleased to meet in person:

I also highly recommend playing any of Brian Kelly’s conference speaker games if you ever get the chance. :-)

For those of you who asked for links, the two major papers I discussed in my talk are Fiat Lux, Fiat Latebra: A Celebration of Historical Library Functions (which details “The Seven Ages of Librarianship”) by D. W. Krummel and Participatory Networks: The Library as Conversation by David Lankes. Both of these gentlemen did all of the heavy lifting for illustrating how we’re moving into an eighth age of librarianship (“participatory librarianship”), and Scott Nicholson connected the dots for me while discussing the historical context of gaming in libraries.
As for pictures, it’s going to take me a couple of weeks to cull and label the 5GB of shots I took (especially since GLLS2008 starts this weekend!), but they’ll eventually appear on my my Flickr account. Thank you to everyone who helped make this one of the most amazing trips of my life.


  1. It was a pleasure meeting you, Jenny! I’ll certainly follow-up with you about the East Asia Librarians 2.0/ blog feature. In a month or two! lol. But seriously, it’ll probably take that long. I still have some backlog from my IFLA work, and this librarian 2.0 thing is done off-work, as I’m sure you do as well. ok, contact you later!

    Comment by Ivan Chew — October 30, 2008 @ 9:12 am

  2. Hi Jenny,
    Thanks for providing the link to Kathryn Greenhill. I spent heaps of time with her – including the Lego shopping marathon – but hadn’t realised who she was … that is one modest lady!
    And thanks for the 8 Ages materials – really interesting stuff.
    cheers Jo.

    Comment by Joann Ransom — October 31, 2008 @ 11:23 pm

  3. Hi Jenny,
    I am not that too energetic, something it is quiet tiring keep thing for new innovation to embark. But, the rewards are full satisfaction, where people are using them.
    Have you check out my new Business Library Blog? It can run on iPhone and PDA device … Hehehe … I will be sharing LibX toolbar my university academia people .. I think they will love it …
    LibX Toolbar
    User Results = ((ISBN X Proxy) Bookmarkelet + OPAC search)X Library Suggested Links.
    Cool equation, right?
    Hazman Aziz

    Comment by Hazman Aziz — November 11, 2008 @ 2:59 am

  4. But Hazman, you just proved my point!! :)

    Comment by jenny — November 11, 2008 @ 7:57 pm

  5. Heh, obviously “energetic” is relative. lol

    Comment by Ivan Chew — November 11, 2008 @ 8:49 pm

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