October 30, 2009

Surviving in the new information ecology

Lee discusses the latest findings of the Pew Internet Project and why they suggest that libraries can play a role in people’s social networks in the future. He describes the reasons that people rely more and more on their social networks – using old and new technology – as they seek information, share ideas, learn, solve problems, and look for social support. And he explores why the internet and cell phones have changed the way people construct and operate their social networks and why this opens new opportunities for librarians to do what they naturally do: act as “nodes” in people’s networks.

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