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

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