Friday, July 29, 2005

Fear in the library

Yesterday I went to an interesting presentation on the effects of fear, both in the workplace and in life in general.

Libraries can be pretty scary places, especially for new students. They can be scary places to work in too! All the new developments, in technology especially, mean that there can be a fear of not being able to keep up with it all. There can be a temptation to react to this by clinging to old established ways of doing things, and insisting they are the still the best. I don't think we suffer from that here, we've integrated ejournals and ebooks into our collections and always seem to be considering different ways of using technology. Some of us are even blogging! But maybe there are areas where we could be more innovative?

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