Thursday, November 20, 2008

Thing 17: Dream

Okay, it's not so outrageous and funky, but why not offer 2.0 classes customized for our own patrons. I'm familiar with Stephen Abrams' 43 Things I Might Want to Do This Year and the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenberg County's 23 Things targeted at staff. But, what about offering a 2.0 course for patrons customized with a local flavor. Create a wiki for a local history project and have folks that were involved in, for example, the first mayoral inauguration in 2000, or the massive fire at Sacred Heart Church contribute so they could learn how a wiki works. Have local people utilize YouTube to produce videos of local historic sites. Introduce Yelp and focus on local eating establishments (there have to be some prize opportunities in there somewhere). The exercise would be twofold--patrons could learn about 2.0 and create local electronic resources.

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