Meredith Farkas is the Head of Instructional Initiatives at
You can find my full CV online here http://meredith.wolfwater.com/wordpress/resume/.
Librarian 2.0: The future of library education and the 2.0 organization
If the mission of library school is to prepare students to work in libraries and information settings, then what is taught in library school should be closely tied the needs of the 2.0 library. There has been a lot of buzz about Library 2.0 over the past few years and many libraries have devoted significant staff time towards implementing 2.0 technologies and services. Farkas will discuss the skills needed by librarians to be effective in a changing information environment where tech skills and marketing savvy are critical to our success. She will also discuss how some of the “soft skills” that are part of the librarian 2.0 skill-set can be integrated into current LIS curricula.