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ERIC Number: EJ878706
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1041-7915
Library 101: Why, How, and Lessons Learned
Porter, Michael; King, David Lee
Computers in Libraries, v30 n2 p35-38 Mar 2010
This article describes how and why the Library 101 Project was created and the lessons that the developers learned out of this project. The Library 101 is a project that challenges librarians to revise the paradigm of "basic" library services in order to remain relevant in this technology-driven world. It was developed by Michael Porter, communications manager at and David Lee King, digital branch and services manager at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library. The project has four parts, which include (1) music video; (2) essays; (3) the "101 Resources and Things to Know"; and (4) a Library 101 Facebook page. The goal of the Library 101 Project was to start discussions with librarians and library staff about the future of libraries. In making this happen, Porter and King employed social networking tools and they made use of online tools to market the project. Lessons learned from Library 101 are presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Kansas