Aug 23rd, 2008
song: hi-fi-sci-fi Library
Here-in contains collected thoughts from our brains
when it comes to the subject of: wow!
Like: Wow, it’s amazing that for thousands of years
libraries have survived at all
The razing, book blazing, techno staff crazing
fighting competition new tech and how
to emerge like a rocketship, speedy and fast
that is demanded in our world right NOW!!!
Hi-fi, sci-fi, library!
Hi-fi, sci-fi, library!
S. R. Ran-ga-na-than ‘long with Benjamin Franklin,
Dewey, Kilgour and good people like YOU
Learnt that Mashed up with currents and a whole bunch of circuits
info went to many not just the few.
Now we wrestle with techno, money and limitations,
that might sometimes make a good man go “ewww”
But we’re telling you brothers, sisters, ladies and others
that we’re near a massive “Wow!” breakthrough.
it is your:
To prepare our libraries we must be informed, explore lots
and have fun learning how to evolve.
Learn about things like gaming, social software and being
just where our users are: that brings us HUGE Wows.
Look at open-source software and the creative commons,
look at netfilx and itunes and learn how
We can take competition, turn it into fruition:
THE LIBRARY FOR TOMORROW AND NOW!
It will be:
Now we sometimes might wonder how to succeed not blunder
since we’re underneath the specter of “how?”
It’s a do or die sea change and we cannot just remain, what we
were before or we’ll just sink down.
Take time daily, read lib blogs, build community, and
slog the through the learning, practice, wisdom and “pow!”
It will be fun we promise, you’ll work hard but will harness
and endow your libs tomorrow with “WoW!”
The wow of:
spoken over the chorus
We can do it.
We just need to be wise
and explain the situation
in a way that’s fun and savvy
and connect with our communities.
We must engage with em all
from the kids to my mammy
banter over chorus
hi-fi sci-fi librarians:
Michelle Boule and Gideon Smith
wanderingeyre.com (Michelle’s site, not Gideon’s;)
John Blyberg – Darien Library
Nebraska Library Commission Staff:
(as himself AND an alien and sock puppet)
Cindy Hickey – State Library of Kansas
WebJunction Staff (l to r):
Allen County Public Library
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Future hi-fi sci-fi librarian?
And her two lovely and talented girls.
Thank you very much, ladies!
b d solis (via flickr)
kitty cat cowbell
Thank you all so much for being a part of this project!
-Michael & David
David Lee King
Now playing: David Lee King & Michael Porter – hifi scifi library