This blog is designed to fulfill a course requirement for LIBR 500: Foundations of Information Technology. I’ll use it as a platform to critique and evaluate the involvement of social networking in libraries (how ironic!), focusing specifically on how public and national libraries make use of Twitter and Facebook. I plan to discuss the good, the bad and the downright ugly of the world where social media and libraries meet. I admit freely that I’m a bit of a dinosaur when it comes to the role of social media and networking in libraries; i.e. I don’t often see the point of it. Maybe my views will change in the course of the blog.
The views contained herein in no way reflect those of the University of British Columbia, nor the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS). I can be opinionated and I like to stir the pot, and I don’t like to mince my words on blogs, even when it is part of a school assignment. I’m sure my professors now regret letting me loose with a blogging platform.
I am Librarisaurus Rex. Here me roar!