Traditional reference service is dead--- or dying. This blog will focus on new approaches toward providing library assistance to patrons... or whatever else I feel like rambling on about.

Monday, May 22, 2006

all good things must come to an end

They say to ‘quit while you’re ahead’—so it’s time. Alt-Ref has had a good run. By some estimates I have 8 subscribers, by others over 120.

Regardless, I am moving on. That’s right, a new blog: The Ubiquitous Librarian

At Paul’s urging and my own sense of shifting direction I decided it was time to leave the reference desk theme behind (not that I ever posted about that!) and really focus on the larger concept of interaction within the community. The new blog will focus on thoughts, experiments and observations with the objective of participation. It’s about having more to offer than ‘information literacy’ and finding new ways to have a real relevance to patrons.

So please follow me with this transition—add me to your bloglines!

I’d love for others to take control of Alt-Ref. Maybe a group of young librarians or MLS students who have fresh ideas and want to push the boundaries and move us beyond the antiqued established traditions? If you’re interested drop me an email or IM.