The Northern Ohio Region Chapter of the American Society for Information Science (NORASIST) Annual Meeting
Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

Exploring Libraries (...and our Users) in the Web 2.0 Realm

Brian C. Gray, MLIS,
Librarian - Engineering, Math, & Statistics
Case Western Reserve University
Kelvin Smith Library(area map; location map)


The information world is becoming more user-driven and "social" in scope. As information professionals, we must understand this new wave of Internetcustomization and collaboration. Our users are developing new expectations in information delivery and interaction, but are we meeting or exceedingtheir needs? Some libraries and information providers are exploring and utilizing the same principles and technologies that have driven the Web 2.0 movement.Libraries are using tools, such as blogs, RSS feeds, wikis, social communities, podcasts, and various "mash-ups", to give library users increased ownership in their library experiences.

Presentation files
Presentation slides (very large file, takes a while to display/download)
Presentation related bibliography

Presentation related links:
Brian's Blog at Case
Brian's ALA Blog

6:00-6:45 pm Dinner and Social
6:45-7:00 pm Business Meeting
7:00-8:30 pm Program and Discussion

Members, $7.50
Non-Members, $10.00
Students/Retired, $5.00
Includes Dinner
Early Registration by October 15, 2006

Send check or money order to:
NORASIST c/o Penny O'Connor
4534 Grayton Road
Cleveland OH 44135-2324
(216)623-2932 at work
(216)676-4859 at home

Kelvin Smith Library
Dampeer Room (2nd floor)
11055 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7151
Phone: (216) 368-8685

area map
location map

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