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Stephen A Bowman cdgCDG2012 Librarians Awake
Stephen A Bowman cdgCDG2012 Librarians Awake
Stephen A Bowman cdgCDG2012 Librarians Awake
Stephen A Bowman cdgCDG2012 Librarians Awake
Stephen A Bowman cdgCDG2012 Librarians Awake
Stephen A Bowman cdgCDG2012 Librarians Awake
Stephen A Bowman cdgCDG2012 Librarians Awake
Stephen A Bowman cdgCDG2012 Librarians Awake
Stephen A Bowman cdgCDG2012 Librarians Awake
Stephen A Bowman cdgCDG2012 Librarians Awake
Stephen A Bowman cdgCDG2012 Librarians Awake
Stephen A Bowman cdgCDG2012 Librarians Awake
Stephen A Bowman cdgCDG2012 Librarians Awake
Stephen A Bowman cdgCDG2012 Librarians Awake
Stephen A Bowman cdgCDG2012 Librarians Awake
Stephen A Bowman cdgCDG2012 Librarians Awake
Stephen A Bowman cdgCDG2012 Librarians Awake
Stephen A Bowman cdgCDG2012 Librarians Awake
Stephen A Bowman cdgCDG2012 Librarians Awake
Stephen A Bowman cdgCDG2012 Librarians Awake
Stephen A Bowman cdgCDG2012 Librarians Awake
Stephen A Bowman cdgCDG2012 Librarians Awake
Stephen A Bowman cdgCDG2012 Librarians Awake
Stephen A Bowman cdgCDG2012 Librarians Awake
Stephen A Bowman cdgCDG2012 Librarians Awake
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Stephen A Bowman cdgCDG2012 Librarians Awake

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'Librarian's awake - a call to arms' - Stephen A Bowman, speaking to the CDG National Conference in Birmingham on 18 July 2012, urged librarians to break away from their traditional positions behind …

'Librarian's awake - a call to arms' - Stephen A Bowman, speaking to the CDG National Conference in Birmingham on 18 July 2012, urged librarians to break away from their traditional positions behind the desk, or even in libraries at all.

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    • 1. Librarians Awake! A call to arms, legs, and other parts
    • 2. In this ‘Web 3.0’ Age… Librarians are needed more than ever…We are so much more than we were!
    • 3. We do a fantastic job!We have an excellent range of skills!!NOBODY KNOWS!!!!!!!!!
    • 4. Well, some people do……. Mainly Students…… Then again…..Approx. 44% of students never visit the Library
    • 5. But students’don’t employ us!
    • 6. Our institutions do!
    • 7. ….and our institutions operate inthe outside world!
    • 8. So…GET OUT OF THE LIBRARY!!!!!
    • 9. Materials come in ‘shelf-ready’
    • 10. Users can ‘self-issue’
    • 11. The SIZ can deal with them!
    • 12. What are we doing on our butt?
    • 13. Go to the departments!Go to local schools and colleges! Speak at conferences! Make yourself Virtual!
    • 14. We need to make ourselves part of the environment… Not just an afterthought!
    • 15. We need to be seen in our institutions’academic departments…
    • 16. Volunteer for Committee membership… Volunteer for Open Days… Volunteer for WP activities… Make yourselves the ‘first choice’…
    • 17. We need to be seen in local Schools, Colleges, SMEs
    • 18. We need to be seen Locally and Globally…ResearchGateenablesnetworks ofresearchcontacts to bebuilt http://www.researchgate.net
    • 19. We need to be seen Locally and Globally…Linkedinenablesnetworks ofbusiness/professionalcontacts to bebuilt http://www.linkedin.com/
    • 20. We need to be seen Locally and Globally…Why not write abook review?Builds yourprofile bothnationally, and(hopefully)internationally www.managinginformation.com
    • 21. We need to be seen Locally and Globally… Why not make yourself virtual? http://www.xtranormal.com
    • 22. We need to be the first thing that comes into themind of all of our current and future users, when they need… INFORMATION
    • 23. Success in the Information Business 30% Skills and Experience 70% VISIBILITY! With thanks to Maggie Wallis!
    • 24. For the sake of your Sanity! Career! Profession!
    • 25. Leave the library… to our suppliers, to our students,to our technicians
    • 26. GET OUT! GO AWAY!! GET SOME FRESH AIR!!!LEAVE THE LIBRARY BEHIND!!!!
    • 27. I thank you! Questions?All images from Clip Art!

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