The Future of Libraries?
Seth Godin, thinker, social media expert, and marketing guru, set off a firestorm yesterday with his post, “The Future of Libraries.” While the post is directed toward public libraries, librarians from all walks of life jumped in with their responses:
- Toby Greenwalt, “Just Call Me Tenzing Norbook, I Guess” (featuring an outstanding post, a response from Godin himself, and several thoughtful responses from other librarians)
- Doug Johnson, “Seth Godin Gets It”
- Erin Downey, “Information Is Not Free”
- Jenny Luca, “Seth Godin on Libraries—Take Heed”
- Cathy Nelson, “A Call to Arms”
- Justin Hoenke, “The Future of the Library: A Short Response”
- Jill Hurst-Wahl, “Seth Godin and Libraries”
- Carolyn Foote, “Selling Libraries Short?”
- Kathryn Greenhill, “Leaders, Sherpas, and Teachers in Our Libraries”
- Joyce Valenza, “Seth Godin and Mike Eisenberg and me on the Future of the Library”
- Marianne Lenox, “The Future of Libraries is in Staff Training”
- Sarah Glassmeyer, “Seth Godin and the Future of Libraries”
- Andy Woodworth, “The Actual Future of the Library”
What do you think about the conversations that are taking place around this post? How does it relate to us as school librarians and school libraries?
Buffy Hamilton, Ed.S.
Creekview High School