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.

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8:04 am Comments (7)


  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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