Tuesday, April 15, 2008

springshare libguides copy

What exactly the hell does this mean, once parsed past the hip and informal tone?

Google Schmoogle

Sure, your users can search Google and your online databases to find information. But you, the librarian, are the key to successful research. Heck, nobody knows research better! With LibGuides you help patrons find stuff they need and show them information they didn't even know existed! Now, patrons have best of both worlds! In addition, with LibGuides patrons can chat with you and ask questions in real time, via chat widgets like meebo, or by using instant messenger apps.

That librarians are there to help them and that Springshare wants to get paid to help librarians help patrons? Or what?

Should I not feel annoyed to be talked to in a hip and informal way? Is it because I'm part, generationally and attitudinally, of the 2.0 thing that it's okay to talk to me about selling your product in the same tone that you might use to leave a comment on my Facebook wall?