Via Michael Casey’s LibraryCrunch, my attention was drawn to this post at Thoughts from a Library Administrator (titled “Why is Library 2.0 so hard?”) in which Michael Golrick writes:
I, as the administrator, and the one whose job is on the line, am willing to take a risk here. Why are others so risk averse? It costs us very little. Other libraries are doing it without problem, we are not first, and I’ll be blasted if we will be last!
An alternate title for Golrick’s post might be: “Library 2.0 doesn’t HAVE to be so hard, durnit!”
However, I love his attitude towards making progress in this direction as he encounters obstacles. The risks aren’t big ones, the cost of trying these new things is small- why NOT try them out with all appropriate enthusiasm?