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Claude Moore Health Sciences Library - Future Of The Library



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  • 1. The Future of the Library
  • 2. What are we about as a library?
    Knowledge management
  • 3. Facilitating Knowledge
  • 4. Activities
    Quality filter
    Connect with users
    Identify and implement new systems
  • 5. What has changed?
  • 6. Now
    Social networking
    Publishing on the web
    Communities of learning
  • 7. The more things change, the more they remain the same
    Knowledge containers
    What is critical is the knowledge itself!
  • 8. Gutenburg Press 1440
    Access to knowledge fundamentally changed
    Greater democratization of knowledge
    Mass distribution now possible
    Quality could not necessarily be controlled
    Society, often in the form of libraries, had to develop new systems to manage information explosion
    Scientists could communicate and share knowledge leading to a knowledge explosion
    Copyright and Intellectual Property
  • 9. What does this remind you of?
    Internet and the WWW!
  • 10. We have stood at this threshold before
    What served us then will serve us now
    Service ethic
    Professional values and expertise
  • 11. What brings innovation?
    Then Technology
    People First
  • 12. What is the role of the library?
    Bring value to the mission of the organization through knowledge management.
  • 13. Service organizations support but also lead.
  • 14. What are the missions of our organization?
    Patient Care
    Community Service
  • 15. Everything we do must align with the core missions of the institution
  • 16. It is our job to know the missions of the institution and to pay very close attention to the pressures, changes, needs of the institutional mission.
    Look for ways that we can support the mission. Proactive, Opportunistic
  • 17. Education
    School of Medicine
    Cells to Society Curriculum
    Integration of clinical and basic sciences
    New building with new learning environment
    New ways of teaching – active learning, small groups
    Competency –based – all UME, GME, CME
    New students with new skills and experiences
    Increased class size
    Open source movements – Collab
    Open learning communities – MIT, Minnesota
    More learning is dispersed – virtual, communities
  • 18. Most faculty new to this type of teaching
    Need for faculty development
    Medical Center – increase need for training that is flexible, uses adult learning theory, cost- effective, different learning levels, compliance requirements
    EMR – training
  • 19. School of Nursing
    Ongoing demand for new nurses
    online courses, Doctor of Nursing Practice
    Advanced practice nurses role in healthcare delivery
    Interprofessional education
  • 20. Research
    Translational – Bench to Community and Back to Bench
    Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA)
    “Big Science”
    Volume of grant submissions increasing but less submissions per grant permitted
    Knowledge sharing across disciplines
    Reduced funding – smaller and more elite
    Increasing need for bioinformatics infrastructure and skill development
    New paradigms for computing support – cloud computing
  • 21. Greater demands
    Tension with teaching role
    Researchers more and more dispersed – across grounds and across the country
    Research integrity
  • 22. Patient Care
    Unknown impact of health care reform
    Financial pressures
    Building networks – Culpeper – others?
    “Pay for performance”
    More and more accountability
    Patient shopping – “medical tourism”
    New EMR – knowledge based resource integration
    Patient education
    Personal Health Records – Google and others
    Workforce issues
  • 23. Community Service
    Engage and listen to the community
    Provide access to health care
    Serve the needs of the community
    Serve the needs of the commonwealth
    Promote healthy behaviors
  • 24. Commission on the Future of the University
    Student experience – research, public service, global influences
    Increasing international, science, technology
    Collaboration and Innovation across disciplines
    CASTL – (Center for the Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning)Evidenced-based innovation and improvement in teaching for all programs
    Presidential Search
  • 25. Trends in IT and Knowledge management
    Mobile devices
    Open source environments
    Traditional “containers” less important – knowledge sharing in non-traditional ways
    Publishing on the web
    Knowledge and Social communities
  • 26. Economic Pressures
    Does it align with the mission of the institution?
    Is it core to the institution and to us?
    What is the net gain or loss?
    Is it future-oriented? Is it strategic?
    We will need to do more with less.
    We will ultimately be stronger for doing this.
  • 27. Successful Organizations Shape their Liabilities into Strengths
    Ensure each dollar has the greatest impact
    Less Money
    Less user face-to-face contact
    Make sure we have the best virtual presence
    Integrate library services inside resources our patrons use
  • 28. Our Strengths as a Library to Address these Missions
    Positive Image
    Service Ethic
    Welcome responsibility
    Entrusted with an excellent library
  • 29. What We Need to Do
    Clarify, value and celebrate our skills and expertise
    Embrace the new ways of knowledge management
    Future is unknown but we can shape it
    Constantly look at the organization for opportunities to provide expertise
    Take risks
    Innovate and create – learn from each other
    Innovation is not about technology – it’s people
  • 30. Accept and embrace that change will be constant
    Need to adapt and innovate will be constant
    Need for knowledge will be constant
    Rather than the institution wanting less of what we do, it wants more but in a new way
    Library is the intersection of knowledge and innovation and people
  • 31. The Challenge
    Create a future where knowledge is embedded in every facet of the institution’s missions
    Think, Imagine, Talk and Share
    September 25th LMG Meeting – come ready to share!