Michael Casey Joins Us in the Participatory Commons Wednesday 10-12 at 6pm PST

Hey all – Michael Casey, co-author of our text and my co-author for the Transparent Library, will join us in the Participatory Commons on Wednesday for an hour of chat from 6pm to 7pm PST. If you have course-related questions, I’ll be in the room for the first hour standing by. If you can’t make it, leave a question here – I’ll post the recording after.

3 Responses to “Michael Casey Joins Us in the Participatory Commons Wednesday 10-12 at 6pm PST”

  1. Ellen Cothran October 10, 2011 6:37 pm #

    Aaarrrg! My Wednesdays are always taken up with either children responsibilities or work things. I’m sad that I’ll miss this time together with MC, as I always am about missing these sessions. I do have a quick question, please.

    I’m finding that Library 2.0 discussions make it imperative that I know what we mean by library in the first place. Throughout our class I’ve been trying to establish for myself a workable definition of the library, one that covers what it has been and around which we’re innovating. I’ve come up with this: The library houses the creation and storage of records of human history.

    What, please, is your reaction? I’d love to listen to the recording and hear what your personal working definitions are, and how they differ from or resemble this one.

    Please excuse me if I’ve missed your definition in our text. I’ve checked a few times and don’t find it, but sometimes things hide from me in the most amazingly obvious places.

    Thanks so much,

  2. wave October 10, 2011 7:20 pm #

    Hi Ellen,

    I too have found scheduling constraints in trying to make the online meetings – I’m also very disappointed.

    At the very least, I can suggest that you insert “maintains, and shares” to your definition:)

    as in:

    The library houses “, maintains, and shares” the creation and storage of records of human history.

    I might also be tempted to add the verbs: teaches, promotes, funds, preserves, advocates, organizes, etc.

    I might also add something about our role in all of that for future discoveries and ideas – but I’m not sure how to express this sentiment, so I will leave it to others.

  3. Tara Dunlop October 12, 2011 3:15 pm #

    Unfortunately, I probably won’t be able to make it either. I don’t really have any questions that I can think of off the top of my head. Since I don’t work in a library myself (yet), sometimes I kind of like to just sit back and listen to the conversation of those who do. I am looking forward to the recording. :)

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