Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Date of this Version

October 2006


To be published in “Information Literacy Column,” Science & Technology Libraries (2006) Used by permission.


The transformational concept of Web 2.0 for libraries was a hot topic at three major conferences in June of 2006. The American Library Association (ALA), Special Libraries Association (SLA), and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) conferences all had sessions on the subject. Not all of the focus was on sci-tech libraries. An exploration of the use of these technologies for library instruction in science and engineering fields is the emphasis for this column.