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    The library of the future - CILIP WM AGM The library of the future - CILIP WM AGM Presentation Transcript

    • The library of the future Phil Bradley Vice President, CILIP
    • Where I’m coming from:
      • Libraries should be judged by their overall relevance to their community
      • Constantly evolve
      • People are the enabling factor, not technology
      • If we do nothing, we will be left with low margin services no-one else wants to provide eg Post Office V FedEx
      • Libraries are about information in all formats
    • Libraries as a place
      • Gathering place
      • Haven of creative ideas
      • Solitude
      • Support
      • Internet
      • Education/Training
    • Westbury-sub-Mendip library kiosk
    • 24/7 browsing: books, national art, d/l digital audio & video Files. Featuring seats with iPads and 14 lounge chairs. August 2010
    • Nashville Public Library airport branch library 1962
    • Polk County Florida. Vending machine books via library swipe card
    • Libraries as a service
      • Focal point for community activity
      • Podcast studio
      • Video studio/local television
      • Virtual
      • Gamer
      • Fitness
      • Art/drama
    • NGD 2010 stats
      • Number of libraries registered to participate: 1,882
      • Number of libraries that submitted # of players for NGD activities: 787
      • Total number of players for NGD activities: 26,504
      • Number of libraries in the national Super Smash Bros Brawl tournament (simultaneous): 47
      • Number of libraries in the national Rock Band High Score tournament (asynchronous): 40
      • Number of non-US libraries that participated (that we know of): 5 (Canada, Costa Rica, Italy, Japan, South Korea)
    • Become a publisher!
    • Or ePublish
    • Or use
    • Or loan eReaders?
    • Audio devices
    • Kindle lending libraries
    • Create apps
    • Or create videos
    • And provide facilities to make them
    • Photography
    • Local television stations?
    • Community hub
    • Or Radio station?
    • While we’re talking sounds... Battle of the bands. Oldham Library
    • Or Webcasts?
    • Guiding resources
    • Trailmeme
    • Jogtheweb
    • Bookmarking services
    • Be a reputable social network source!
    • Social media = search
    • Facebook as a search engine?
    • Go to where the conversations are!
    • Librarians
      • Perhaps confirm quality of data in community based reports?
      • Organisations knowledge brokers. Constantly making new connections
      • At the centre of the value chain, helping identify & closing gaps in organisational knowledge
      • A change agent
    • So how do we get there?
      • Libraries and Digital: Research into the use of digital media in libraries to develop audiences for reading
      • The Reading Agency
    • Barriers to a digital offer
      • Funding is the biggest issue
      • A lack of staff skills and time is a major barrier to engaging users online
      • Councils are restricting libraries’ digital activities
      • Poor public awareness and problems with computer access are slowing take-up of digital services
    • Issues
      • 1.8% of library authorities have a digital media/reading strategy in place
      • Library rating of user awareness is 1.9/5
      • 13.1% of library authorities have a separate website for young people
      • 12.1% of PCs in children’s areas have a home page that is child friendly. The rest default to the adult page
    • More issues
      • Library staff average rating of their confidence in handling social/digital media is 2.2/5
      • 49.5% of library authorities do not have designated staff responsible for social/digital media
      • “ The librarian must be the librarian militant before he can be the librarian triumphant.” Melvil Dewey
      • “ Librarians must be like Krishna! And descend into the world to combat ignorance!” S.R. Ranganathan