Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Reference 2.0: Ain't What It Used to Be . . . And It Never Will Again
8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. - San Carlos Ballroom
Joe Janes,
Associate Dean, iSchool, University of Washington
This guy was hilarious. Self deprecating humour. Good, upbeat talk on reference librarianship today. He writes the “Internet Librarian” column for American Libraries but has never been to an Internet Librarian conference before!!
I did not take notes, I just listened and enjoyed.
He talked about how younger people are browsing instead of really reading, channel surfing instead of watching. He talked about how we are good at deep diving for information. That we need to find the people who want the information and provide it and not to worry about the ones who don't want it. To answer quick IM questions by just getting them to the next step, not trying to do an indepth reference interview. To be in the places that they are.

I will have to read all the other blog posts to find out what I missed J

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