Activities Organize Quality filter Navigate Teach Connect with users Identify and implement new systems
What has changed? Books Journals AVs DVDs CDs Microfilm Databases
Now Social networking Blogs Aggregators Twitter Publishing on the web Communities of learning
The more things change, the more they remain the same Knowledge containers What is critical is the knowledge itself!
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
What does this remind you of? Internet and the WWW!
We have stood at this threshold before What served us then will serve us now Commitment Service ethic Creativity Innovation Professional values and expertise
What brings innovation? Then Technology People First
What is the role of the library? Bring value to the mission of the organization through knowledge management.
What are the missions of our organization? Education Research Patient Care Community Service
Everything we do must align with the core missions of the institution
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
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
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
School of Nursing Ongoing demand for new nurses online courses, Doctor of Nursing Practice Advanced practice nurses role in healthcare delivery Interprofessional education
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
Greater demands Tension with teaching role Researchers more and more dispersed – across grounds and across the country eScience Research integrity
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
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
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
Trends in IT and Knowledge management Mobile devices Open source environments Collaboration Integration Traditional “containers” less important – knowledge sharing in non-traditional ways Publishing on the web Knowledge and Social communities
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.
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 WWW/Google
Our Strengths as a Library to Address these Missions Positive Image Mandate Service Ethic Creative Committed Welcome responsibility Entrusted with an excellent library Endowment
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 Collaborate-talk-learn-expand Explore Take risks Innovate and create – learn from each other Innovation is not about technology – it’s people
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
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!