Hi again,

It never rains, but it pours:)

Re. below, some recent reflections to think about within our institutional,
public and/or special information service environments.


produced biweekly by the e-Content Institute

June 21, 2004

The future of libraries
A report on the recent Council on Library and Information Resources
symposium summarizes the conferences key speakers, noting trends in
nontraditional learning. . "Learning is ubiquitous. We learn not only in
school but in the workplace and at home and in the community," said Robert
Martin, director of the Institute for Museum and Library Services at CLIR's
fourth annual Sponsors' Symposium in Washington, D.C., in April. What does
this portend for libraries? Libraries are critical agencies in an evolving
"seamless learning infrastructure" of social agencies that facilitate
learning, including schools, museums and archives. To support this
infrastructure, we must break down the institutional silos of libraries and
museums, repurpose learning materials, and develop systems that support
customized learning experiences and portals that will enable learners to
locate the resources they need. Finally, he added, we have to think about
how we prepare library professionals for practice.
Source: CLIR May/June 2004

Leo J. Deveau M.Ed., MLIS
9 Chestnut Avenue
Wolfville, Nova Scotia