“We’ll take a look at some of the difficulties we’ve had in implementing Web 2.0 initiatives in libraries and try to figure out what caused them. Then we’ll look at some more successful applications of web technologies in other industries and ask what lessons they might have for libraries” (Steve Coffman).
Steve Coffman is the Vice President in charge of library support services for Library Systems and Services (LSSI), a feisty band of librarians that provides professional library services to a wide variety of institutions including public libraries and government institutions across the US. Steve regularly gets himself into trouble writing articles for the library trades, the most recent of which is the Decline and Fall of the Library Empire (2012). Steve has his MLS from UCLA and lives with wife, two cats, and a lot of wild desert varmints at Yawning Lizard Retreat, their home in the desert outside Wickenburg, AZ. He also wrote The Decline and Fall of the Library Empire an article that has been shaking up the Library and Information world since its publication.