Monday, October 15, 2007
Just read the blog “20 reasons why learning emerging technologies is part of every librarian’s job” and it all makes sense. Workers in the library need to stay in touch with what is happening in the larger world, not just in our small neighborhoods. We need to be able to be conversant with customers using current day technologies. Any job I’ve ever worked has had its own set of jargon and acronyms. We can’t afford to limit ourselves in this manner. Libraries and their workers need to be progressive and adaptable. This blog article goes along with the podcast, “7 ½ Habits of Highly Successful Life Long Learners” wherein it states how important in is to be always striving to learn. My two favorite lines in the podcast are quoted from Habit 2 and habit 4: Habit 2 states: “accept responsibility for your own learning”. Habit 4 states: “Use technology to your advantage”.