LibraryCrunch: “This, to me, is where a clearly defined mission comes into play. The tools we use, the services we offer, the staffing models we followÃ¢â‚¬Â¦all of it can change (and needs to change in order to evolve and improve) so long all we do drives us towards serving our mission. The services change, the mission does not.”
Go read the rest of that post first from Michael Casey, then come back.
Library 2.0 is a buzz word, and nothing more. But buzz words are useful because they promote the discussion. The whole point of Library 2.0 (as I see it) is to discuss what we as library and information professionals are going to do to meet the user at their point of need. That is the core of our mission. In fact there is no other mission. All our projects, gaming symposiums, opac catalogue improvements, library interior redecoration, public computer access, ICT education…. [continue this list at your leisure] are aimed at giving the user what they want, when they want it.
Library 2.0 Mission Definition: What they want, when they want it.