I thought that some of what Roy Tennant talked about when exploring the digital landscape for libraries dovetailed rather nicely with what I had to say about evaluating, recommending and justifying 2.0, social, tools. You shouldn’t adopt new technologies just because they’re new, bright and shiny, not just because all the cool kids are doing it. You should introduce tools that solve problems within your organizations and recognize that decisions about these tools can have wider ramifications outside the library. It’s a good opportunity for librarians to position themselves as technology leaders.
Marydee Ojala, Editor, ONLINE: Exploring Technology & Resources for Information Professionals