Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Last One Standing

My article for Public Libraries (the January/February issue of 2012) can be found here.

A companion piece, written by Monique Sendze, Assistant Director of Information Technology for the Douglas County Libraries, is here. Hers is titled, "The E-Book Experiment."

Together, the two do a good job of setting out the issues and defining the broad approach to managing our own e-content.

The approach of the Douglas County Libraries has been to focus on solving some problems, not just complaining about them. I believe, as I have said repeatedly, that this is the most exciting time in the history of librarianship -- and of writing. But if we want to do more than be passive observers of sweeping change, then we have to step up our games. Monique's contributions have been enormous.

2 comments:

Jonathan Chambers said...

Bravo, Jamie. You and Monique are an inspiration. Your work has been a real service to the reading public. I hope others will follow your lead.

Jamie said...

Thanks Jonathan. We're getting a lot of interest from around the country. As we've discussed, I really think that this model -- whether or not it uses exactly the same components as ours -- is necessary if we are to continue to do our jobs. That means: provide access to current writing.