Going through the 23 Things of a Stick exercise has really opened my eyes to a lot of different things that can be utilized within the library. The explanation about what Library 2.0 is, opened my eyes to the many wonderful things that libraries should be doing. The whole movement of Library 2.0 has endless possibilities for those libraries that incorporate these ideas. However, librarians need to remember that it’s not the technology that is the key; the key is interaction and engaging the community that is served by the library. With these many 2.0 technologies, it allows the library to step into the users world of user-centered, user-powered information and allows them to feel like they are a necessary entity. The involvement of the community will allow the library to reach more people and stay relevant. It also might bring people into the library that otherwise would not be there. It is indeed a wonderful tool to be used for the sake of promoting the library and its resources.
Also this exercise was a wonderful way to brush on many of these ideas before I take Comps in a couple of weeks. It really let me see that the library is an important part of the community, we just need to make the community see that.