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The Future of
Libraries
Searching
for the

Deep Field

Ellyssa Kroski
Agenda
• Current State of Libraries
• New Challenges & Competition
• Future Proof Libraries
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Respond to Ne...
Is Library Use Decreasing?
• According to a report from Center for an Urban
Future, In Fiscal Year 2011, 40.5 million people
visited NYC’s public lib...
Are Libraries Disappearing?
There are more public libraries (about 17,000) in
America than McDonalds (about 14,000) or
Starbucks (about 11,000 coffee ...
The Question is for how long?
Libraries are Closing, Hours Reduced
Library Budgets Decreasing
• Revenue for US public libraries went down 3.5
percent from FY 2009. Adjusting for inflation,
...
Changes in Information Consumption
•
•
•
•
•
•
•

Online
On-Demand
Digital Media– eBooks, streaming video
DIY (Do-It-Yours...
New Competition
Traditional Library Roles

• Information Organization

• Resource Recommendations 
• Preservation

• T...
Cost Comparison
Digital Content Providers
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•
•
•

Annual Costs
Amazon Prime
 $79 per household
Netflix
 $95.88 per hous...
High Stakes

Failure to Accept That Content
Going Digital & On-Demand

Failure to Accept That Content Going
Online, Social...
HOW DO WE FUTURE-PROOF OUR
LIBRARIES?
The most important image ever taken

Hubble Deep Field

Was captured because someone took a chance on
what looked like not...
Future-Proof Libraries…

RESPOND TO NEW EXPECTATIONS
They don’t “wait and see”…
they “learn and do”.
Future-Proof Libraries…

MEET DWINDLING BUDGETS WITH
NEW REVENUE SOURCES
New Revenue Sources
• Buy-it-Now Option
• Selling Air Rights
• Selling underperforming
branches
• Leasing library space to...
Cost-Saving New Models for Libraries
• Access vs. Ownership
• Shared Ownership
• Patron-Driven Acquisitions
Future-Proof Libraries…

EMBRACE NEW AND EMERGING
TECHNOLOGIES
Mobile Social Applications
Cloud Computing
On-Demand Digital Content
On-Demand Digital Content
e-Books
Amazon now sells more Kindle titles than
print books
33% of Americans own a digital reading
device of some kind (e...
of academic libraries

of public libraries

of school libraries

…are offering e-Books
Responsive Web Design
Mobile Wallets

and the library card?
Mobile Wallets

Square Wallet

Google Wallet
Augmented Reality

London Tube

Nearest Wiki

Ludwig II
Wearable Technology
Data
Data
Future-Proof Libraries…

WATCH TRENDS
Gartner’s Hype Cycle of Emerging Technologies
Horizon Report on Emerging Tech in
Higher Education
Pew Internet & American Life Project
Library Journal’s Patron Profiles
Future-Proof Libraries…

RE-INVENT THEMSELVES AND THEIR
LIBRARY SPACES
Makerspaces
3D Printers
Community Spaces
The Information Commons
Green & Sustainable
Bookless Libraries
Future-Proof Libraries…

THEIR LIBRARIANS ARE AGENTS OF
CHANGE
The Future Librarian
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•
•
•

Information Filter
Information Organizer
Information Aggregator
Information Evaluator &
Reco...
New Roles
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•

Project Management
Information Technology
Knowledge Management
Emerging Technologies
GIS
We...
Future-Proof Libraries…

CAN PROVE THE ROI OF THE
LIBRARY
Provide Metrics/Data
Communicate Value
Get Press
Market Your Services onSocial Media
Make Yourself Visible/Build Relationships
Write Articles & Blog Posts
Speak at Conferences
Slideshare Spreads the Word
Reduce the Budget Line
Offer Added Value
What will you discover?
Access this Presentation
• Slides:
http://www.slideshare.net/ellyssa

• eBook:
Ellyssa Kroski on Amazon
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  1. 1. The Future of Libraries Searching for the Deep Field Ellyssa Kroski
  2. 2. Agenda • Current State of Libraries • New Challenges & Competition • Future Proof Libraries – – – – – – – – Respond to New Expectations Meet dwindling budgets with new revenue sources Embrace new and emerging technologies Watch trends Re-invent themselves and their library spaces Create with their communities Their Librarians are agents of change Can Prove the ROI of the library
  3. 3. Is Library Use Decreasing?
  4. 4. • According to a report from Center for an Urban Future, In Fiscal Year 2011, 40.5 million people visited NYC’s public libraries, more than all of the city’s professional sports teams and major cultural institutions combined. • According to IMLS report released January 2013 based on survey data collected in 2010 – Public libraries served 297.6 million people out of a total U.S. population of more than 308.7 million in that year – Circulation increased to 2.46 billion materials, the highest ever reported. • According to a 2011 Harris Poll Quorum, 62% of Americans hold library cards and 65% had visited a library in the last year
  5. 5. Are Libraries Disappearing?
  6. 6. There are more public libraries (about 17,000) in America than McDonalds (about 14,000) or Starbucks (about 11,000 coffee shops nationally) http://www.theatlanticcities.com/neighborhoods/2013/06/everylibrary-and-museum-america-mapped/5826
  7. 7. The Question is for how long?
  8. 8. Libraries are Closing, Hours Reduced
  9. 9. Library Budgets Decreasing • Revenue for US public libraries went down 3.5 percent from FY 2009. Adjusting for inflation, the loss amounts to $407.79 million.
  10. 10. Changes in Information Consumption • • • • • • • Online On-Demand Digital Media– eBooks, streaming video DIY (Do-It-Yourself) BYOD (Bring-Your-Own-Device) Ubiquitous Access - Mobile Information is Social
  11. 11. New Competition Traditional Library Roles  • Information Organization  • Resource Recommendations  • Preservation  • The Library Collection  New Competition Google Search Amazon Reviews, GoodReads Amazon and the “long tail” Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Hulu
  12. 12. Cost Comparison Digital Content Providers • • • • Annual Costs Amazon Prime  $79 per household Netflix  $95.88 per household Hulu  $100 per household US taxes for public libraries  $101.03 per household
  13. 13. High Stakes Failure to Accept That Content Going Digital & On-Demand Failure to Accept That Content Going Online, Social, Democratized
  14. 14. HOW DO WE FUTURE-PROOF OUR LIBRARIES?
  15. 15. The most important image ever taken Hubble Deep Field Was captured because someone took a chance on what looked like nothing.
  16. 16. Future-Proof Libraries… RESPOND TO NEW EXPECTATIONS
  17. 17. They don’t “wait and see”… they “learn and do”.
  18. 18. Future-Proof Libraries… MEET DWINDLING BUDGETS WITH NEW REVENUE SOURCES
  19. 19. New Revenue Sources • Buy-it-Now Option • Selling Air Rights • Selling underperforming branches • Leasing library space to coffee shops, etc. • Kickstarter
  20. 20. Cost-Saving New Models for Libraries • Access vs. Ownership • Shared Ownership • Patron-Driven Acquisitions
  21. 21. Future-Proof Libraries… EMBRACE NEW AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES
  22. 22. Mobile Social Applications
  23. 23. Cloud Computing
  24. 24. On-Demand Digital Content
  25. 25. On-Demand Digital Content
  26. 26. e-Books Amazon now sells more Kindle titles than print books 33% of Americans own a digital reading device of some kind (eReader or tablet) According to IDC, 52.5 million tablets were sold in the final quarter of 2012 Over 22.9 million iPads sold in Q4 of 2012 By 2015, Americans are predicted to spend $3 billion on eBooks
  27. 27. of academic libraries of public libraries of school libraries …are offering e-Books
  28. 28. Responsive Web Design
  29. 29. Mobile Wallets and the library card?
  30. 30. Mobile Wallets Square Wallet Google Wallet
  31. 31. Augmented Reality London Tube Nearest Wiki Ludwig II
  32. 32. Wearable Technology
  33. 33. Data
  34. 34. Data
  35. 35. Future-Proof Libraries… WATCH TRENDS
  36. 36. Gartner’s Hype Cycle of Emerging Technologies
  37. 37. Horizon Report on Emerging Tech in Higher Education
  38. 38. Pew Internet & American Life Project
  39. 39. Library Journal’s Patron Profiles
  40. 40. Future-Proof Libraries… RE-INVENT THEMSELVES AND THEIR LIBRARY SPACES
  41. 41. Makerspaces
  42. 42. 3D Printers
  43. 43. Community Spaces
  44. 44. The Information Commons
  45. 45. Green & Sustainable
  46. 46. Bookless Libraries
  47. 47. Future-Proof Libraries… THEIR LIBRARIANS ARE AGENTS OF CHANGE
  48. 48. The Future Librarian • • • • Information Filter Information Organizer Information Aggregator Information Evaluator & Recommender • Information Instructor Source: LibraryScienceList.com
  49. 49. New Roles • • • • • • • • • • Project Management Information Technology Knowledge Management Emerging Technologies GIS Website Management Digital Repositories Electronic Resources Management Online Community Management Building/Space Management
  50. 50. Future-Proof Libraries… CAN PROVE THE ROI OF THE LIBRARY
  51. 51. Provide Metrics/Data
  52. 52. Communicate Value
  53. 53. Get Press
  54. 54. Market Your Services onSocial Media
  55. 55. Make Yourself Visible/Build Relationships
  56. 56. Write Articles & Blog Posts
  57. 57. Speak at Conferences
  58. 58. Slideshare Spreads the Word
  59. 59. Reduce the Budget Line
  60. 60. Offer Added Value
  61. 61. What will you discover?
  62. 62. Access this Presentation • Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/ellyssa • eBook: Ellyssa Kroski on Amazon
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