Librarians have been using this “new” media for 15 years. No surprise when they were the last bastion of relevant information during a recent constitutional rights dustup in America. Library listservs are like a Twitter email stream. And they do get going at an incredible pace with statewide and national networks. Information exchange on a massive scale. Archived and searchable.
I think librarians grasped the “new” media potential early. In other words, Librarians totally rock. Without librarians, where would the literati get their litterae?
Trinity College Library, Dublin. (Photo: Candida Höfer.)
Mark, I am a member of the SLA Government Information Division which consists of librarians and others who either work for governments (US, abroad, local, state/provincial, federal, etc.) or work with government information. We are on the verge of setting up a GovLoop presence. In the meantime, check out our blog at http://sla-divisions.typepad.com/government_information/.
You folks have it going on! As is usual, I find, in the library world. Very cool website. Thanks for your comments and best regards, -MD
Hi Mark, as you know, I work at a library and I have to say, although not a librarian myself, I have the outmost respect for them and the profession. They are awesome!