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Library 101- The Final Lyrics

The debut of the “Library 101 Project” is only three weeks away! David and I will be launching a web site with essays from several key Libraryland thought leaders, a list of “Library 101″ resources, tips to help library professions keep up as technology and libraries evolve. And, or course, we will debut the new song and music video “Library 101″!! And guess what? The video is almost completed! And it looks pretty good (at least according to the small handful of folks who got a sneak peak). If you submitted you picture or video for inclusion in the video there is a VERY good chance at least one of your shots made it in. We had over 600 images submitted and I did my best to get at least one quick shot of everyone in! Hopefully you’ll be able to spot yourself.

In the meantime, as I am adding the subtitles to the video, I thought I would share the final Library 101 lyrics with all of you. And, if this inspires any of you to submit an essay for inclusion on the very spiffy Library 101 Project web page at launch, (we are working with a web designer on the “Library 101 Project web pages don’t you know! It is gonna be so COOL!), feel free to email that directly to me! Hopefully the lyrics with provide some inspiration. This way, picture, video or not, you can still be a part of Library 101 when it launches! :) Here are the lyrics:

“Library 101! (The basics have changed)
Library 101! (They are not the same)
Library 101! (Your lib can remain with)
Library 101!!

When libraries first started out, we weren’t quite the dream.
See we were useful, but private clubs played host to a scene,
Intellectuals, rich men, lawyers and deans.
But you can’t keep the good people down, that’s what 101 means.
Now for generations libraries have been at freedom’s core.
But now technology is making huge leaps and we must do more.
There’s a cry for emerging tools that help us evolve.
And without that we might die, man this must be solved!

Chorus
101 our parts make a sum that will be the key to what is to come.
101’s how we get the job done! Evolve and make your Library 101!

As technology marches on, change is a must.
It’s a basic 101 for us, we have to adjust.
Improve digital content and access, or our dreams die.
Become InfoGoogleDonalds? “No way!” We’ll tell you why!

Chorus
101 new basics have come, our role can’t succumb to evolution
101 we’re beating the drum! Librarians, learn your Library 101!

Bridge 1 (punk rock style)
LIBRARIES! YOU ARE GREAT!
NOW CHANGE, MATE! NOT TOO LATE!
NOW! NOW! NOW! DON’T HESITATE
101’s YOUR *beep* GATE
THERE’S STILL TIME TO EXTRICATE
ALL YOUR WEIGHT CAN’T CULMINATE IN FAILURE
COMMUNICATE!!!
NOW! NOW! NOW! ITS NOT TOO LATE!
101! 101! LI-BRAR-Y 101!
101! 101! LI-BRAR-Y 101!!

See your library needs to evolve, get an expanded brand.
Sure books and meeting rooms and storytimes, are still in our plans.
But social tools are here to stay, so are media streams.
And if you can’t that from your library, it should make your ears steam (for real)!

Chorus
101 new basics have come, our role can’t succumb to evolution
101 is how we get the job done, evolve and make your Library 101!

Bridge 2 (“boy band” style)
Library 101, you need to come get some.
Follow tradition but go new directions and make course corrections and make it come.
Library 101, you need to come get some.
Reference and reading and classes and research
with digital content, check chat on the net,
and though our budgets hurt, we’ve got your wireless,
internet, SMS, gaming, you can bet, on:
Library 101, now we must move along.
whoooooooo whoooooh whoo whooooo

Chorus, Chorus, Chorus, Chorus
101’s challenge can be won, we’ll get the job done while having some fun.
101! We’re beating the drum, Librarians, learn your Library 101!
101! Libraries are some of democracy’s most favorite sons.
101’s how we get the job done, ch-ch-change and make your l-l-l-library 101
101! We can’t be outdone by companies who have profits that stun.
101, and in the long run, it’s what you get done with Library 101!
101! Libraries aren’t done, but if we don’t change people will move on.
101! We’re beating the drum, Librarians, learn your Library 101!
101! We hope this was fun, we want to talk ideas as they come.
101! This song is now done, please go now and make your Library 101!
101!
101!
10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 101!!!!!!!!”

(Many thanks to Kendra for the spell check!)

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