the time for libraries is  NOW
First   Some info about the world.
We already know Shift Happens
What does this mean for the information     profession?
What does this mean for the information     profession? People of the worldyou need us now more      than ever.
WTF?
More people are alive now, than have lived and died  in the entirety of human history put together
More than 150 million people will be         born this year...
More than 150 million people will be         born this year...
The top 10 jobsof 2010 didn’texist in 2004.
Who can provideup to date info onthese roles forwhich none of usare educated
because thejobs didn’t existwhen we wereeducated?
Over 2 billionpeople use theInternet now
Libraries canhelp peopleuse it safely
and use itwell
Libraries canprovideaccess to it
across thedigitial divide
Take a look athttp://www.worldometers.info
Take a look athttp://www.worldometers.info     (It’s okay, I’ll wait.)
searches
searches
3 billion
Want to knowa secret?
Librarians used to be     a bit scared
Librarians used to be     a bit scared         of
But now we are   evolving
The evolution of library manBefore: Threatened by / dismissive of Google >>>>>Before: threatened by / dismissive of Google
The evolution of library manBefore: Threatened by / dismissive of Google >>>>>Now: yes Google is useful, but you need libr...
The evolution of library manBefore: Threatened by / dismissive of Google >>>>>Next: you know what, just let us help you us...
Because we live in a world ofINFORMATIONOVERLOAD
If a week’s worth of the New York Times
Contains more information than aperson was likely to come across in a   lifetime in the 18th century...
Then now more than EVER the world needs information professionals to sort, assess,collate and present information
If a we’re to generate more unique information this yearwe
Than in the previous 5000 YEARS put together
Then now more than EVER the world needs information professionals to sort, assess,collate and present information
If things move so fast that the stuff students learn in their first year of University
is outdated by the time they graduate…
Then now more than EVER the world needs information professionals to sort, assess,collate and present information
EDUCATION IS ONGOING
It has never been easier to accessinformation without libraries
Yet information professionals  have never been so vital
TOO MUCHINFORMATION
is as bad as too little
We’ll help you with either.
We can help you navigate throughthe tyranny of choice.               choice.
Information overload is your enemy.                             enemy.
Librarians are yourfriend…friend…
Librarians are no longerthe gatekeepersof information
The gates are wide open.We’ll show you the path once you’re through them.
We used tobe theinformationvault
We will subscribe to e-journals, purchase e-booksand audio-books, and pay for access to databases          on your behalf
We will subscribe to e-journals, purchase e-booksand audio-books, and pay for access to databases          on your behalf
We will give your communitysomewhere safe and comfortable to go
(We’ll even let you drink coffee in the library now…)
We’ll entertain your kids
We can teach you about all kinds of stuff
We will help you finda job
And we still have, you know, books, too.
Sometimes, people knock libraries“The demise oflibraries is welloverdue”- Frank Skinner, The Times, September 2010
Then they actually go to one…                         one…“Why I’m on a new page withlocal libraries – it was my ideasthat...
Have you been   to yours  recently?
I bet it is way    cooler than you        imagine.Vancouver public library
Maybe it has changed its name. But don’t get too caught up in that.
Libraries    are changingto suit you.
We’ve always been about providing information.                  That information used to be mainly in books.
We’ve always been about providing information.                  That information used to be mainly in books.              ...
We’ve always been about providing information.                  That information used to be mainly in books.              ...
Come on in.        in.
The time for libraries isNOW                            Ned Potter
Clock: http://www.flickr.com/photos/96029652@N00/3788686103All photographss are from flickr creative commons              ...
Library 911: Saving Libraries One Step at a Time (Part 2)
Library 911: Saving Libraries One Step at a Time (Part 2)
Library 911: Saving Libraries One Step at a Time (Part 2)
Library 911: Saving Libraries One Step at a Time (Part 2)
Library 911: Saving Libraries One Step at a Time (Part 2)
Library 911: Saving Libraries One Step at a Time (Part 2)
Library 911: Saving Libraries One Step at a Time (Part 2)
Library 911: Saving Libraries One Step at a Time (Part 2)
Library 911: Saving Libraries One Step at a Time (Part 2)
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lecture presented at PAARL's Summer National Conference on the theme "“Library Tourism & Hospitality: The Business of Endearing Philippine Libraries and Information Centers to Publics” (San Antonio Resort, Baybay Beach, Roxas City, Capiz, 27-29 April 2011) by Christopher C. Paras

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  1. 1. the time for libraries is NOW
  2. 2. First Some info about the world.
  3. 3. We already know Shift Happens
  4. 4. What does this mean for the information profession?
  5. 5. What does this mean for the information profession? People of the worldyou need us now more than ever.
  6. 6. WTF?
  7. 7. More people are alive now, than have lived and died in the entirety of human history put together
  8. 8. More than 150 million people will be born this year...
  9. 9. More than 150 million people will be born this year...
  10. 10. The top 10 jobsof 2010 didn’texist in 2004.
  11. 11. Who can provideup to date info onthese roles forwhich none of usare educated
  12. 12. because thejobs didn’t existwhen we wereeducated?
  13. 13. Over 2 billionpeople use theInternet now
  14. 14. Libraries canhelp peopleuse it safely
  15. 15. and use itwell
  16. 16. Libraries canprovideaccess to it
  17. 17. across thedigitial divide
  18. 18. Take a look athttp://www.worldometers.info
  19. 19. Take a look athttp://www.worldometers.info (It’s okay, I’ll wait.)
  20. 20. searches
  21. 21. searches
  22. 22. 3 billion
  23. 23. Want to knowa secret?
  24. 24. Librarians used to be a bit scared
  25. 25. Librarians used to be a bit scared of
  26. 26. But now we are evolving
  27. 27. The evolution of library manBefore: Threatened by / dismissive of Google >>>>>Before: threatened by / dismissive of Google
  28. 28. The evolution of library manBefore: Threatened by / dismissive of Google >>>>>Now: yes Google is useful, but you need libraries too
  29. 29. The evolution of library manBefore: Threatened by / dismissive of Google >>>>>Next: you know what, just let us help you use Google better...
  30. 30. Because we live in a world ofINFORMATIONOVERLOAD
  31. 31. If a week’s worth of the New York Times
  32. 32. Contains more information than aperson was likely to come across in a lifetime in the 18th century...
  33. 33. Then now more than EVER the world needs information professionals to sort, assess,collate and present information
  34. 34. If a we’re to generate more unique information this yearwe
  35. 35. Than in the previous 5000 YEARS put together
  36. 36. Then now more than EVER the world needs information professionals to sort, assess,collate and present information
  37. 37. If things move so fast that the stuff students learn in their first year of University
  38. 38. is outdated by the time they graduate…
  39. 39. Then now more than EVER the world needs information professionals to sort, assess,collate and present information
  40. 40. EDUCATION IS ONGOING
  41. 41. It has never been easier to accessinformation without libraries
  42. 42. Yet information professionals have never been so vital
  43. 43. TOO MUCHINFORMATION
  44. 44. is as bad as too little
  45. 45. We’ll help you with either.
  46. 46. We can help you navigate throughthe tyranny of choice. choice.
  47. 47. Information overload is your enemy. enemy.
  48. 48. Librarians are yourfriend…friend…
  49. 49. Librarians are no longerthe gatekeepersof information
  50. 50. The gates are wide open.We’ll show you the path once you’re through them.
  51. 51. We used tobe theinformationvault
  52. 52. We will subscribe to e-journals, purchase e-booksand audio-books, and pay for access to databases on your behalf
  53. 53. We will subscribe to e-journals, purchase e-booksand audio-books, and pay for access to databases on your behalf
  54. 54. We will give your communitysomewhere safe and comfortable to go
  55. 55. (We’ll even let you drink coffee in the library now…)
  56. 56. We’ll entertain your kids
  57. 57. We can teach you about all kinds of stuff
  58. 58. We will help you finda job
  59. 59. And we still have, you know, books, too.
  60. 60. Sometimes, people knock libraries“The demise oflibraries is welloverdue”- Frank Skinner, The Times, September 2010
  61. 61. Then they actually go to one… one…“Why I’m on a new page withlocal libraries – it was my ideasthat were dog-eared, not theplaces themselves.”- Frank Skinner, The Times, October 2010
  62. 62. Have you been to yours recently?
  63. 63. I bet it is way cooler than you imagine.Vancouver public library
  64. 64. Maybe it has changed its name. But don’t get too caught up in that.
  65. 65. Libraries are changingto suit you.
  66. 66. We’ve always been about providing information. That information used to be mainly in books.
  67. 67. We’ve always been about providing information. That information used to be mainly in books. Now it’s in all kinds of things.
  68. 68. We’ve always been about providing information. That information used to be mainly in books. Now it’s in all kinds of things. We try and give you access to all of ‘em.
  69. 69. Come on in. in.
  70. 70. The time for libraries isNOW Ned Potter
  71. 71. Clock: http://www.flickr.com/photos/96029652@N00/3788686103All photographss are from flickr creative commons Globe: http://www.flickr.com/photos/97177054@N00/5051447015 Robot: http://www.flickr.com/photos/83346641@N00/4091338317 I: http://www.flickr.com/photos/21450297@N06/3887131006 world: http://www.flickr.com/photos/98411817@N00/1573881106 Tree: http://www.flickr.com/photos/27958543@N05/3092524101 Wtf: http://www.flickr.com/photos/9910344@N05/3990318649 Crowd: http://www.flickr.com/photos/14228046@N03/4986559809 Baby foot: http://www.flickr.com/photos/24794616@N05/3983693696 Computer: http://www.flickr.com/photos/61444548@N00/118999076 Highway: http://www.flickr.com/photos/91351004@N00/452412873 Tick: http://www.flickr.com/photos/17731548@N00/3190757194 Seatle Library: http://www.flickr.com/photos/75905404@N00/371038175 Computer hands: http://www.flickr.com/photos/43698630@N00/839984821 Latop: http://www.flickr.com/photos/37182073@N06/4441387125 Google: http://www.flickr.com/photos/31991771@N00/2856173673 Secret: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pricklebush/224674200/sizes/l/in/photostream/ Google in a box: http://www.flickr.com/photos/16429872@N04/4670747540/sizes/m/in/photostream/ are from Web 2 icons: http://www.flickr.com/photos/zipckr/3925513417/sizes/l/in/photostream/ NY times building: http://www.flickr.com/photos/scallop_holden/2330962137/sizes/z/in/photostream/ 18th century pic: http://www.flickr.com/photos/30432726@N05/2860104097/sizes/z/in/photostream/ 5: http://www.flickr.com/photos/simax/3390895249/sizes/l/in/photostream/ Iphone: http://www.flickr.com/photos/xraijs/3474643866/sizes/o/in/photostream/ Broken shelves: http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_mistress/1248479255/sizes/o/in/photostream/ Empty shelves: http://www.flickr.com/photos/create_up/1478123817/sizes/o/in/photostream/ Help: http://www.flickr.com/photos/81398303@N00/1878956841 Compass: http://www.flickr.com/photos/7542997@N03/2473782602/sizes/z/in/photostream/ Present: http://www.flickr.com/photos/7542997@N03/2544359467/sizes/z/in/photostream/ Lock: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mamchenkov/300476203/sizes/l/in/photostream/ Path: http://www.flickr.com/photos/schmollmolch/4242099982/sizes/l/in/photostream/ Vault: http://www.flickr.com/photos/anonymouscollective/2291896028/sizes/l/in/photostream/ Rocket: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonathancohen/3997542246/sizes/l/in/photostream/ Laptop: http://www.flickr.com/photos/79031953@N00/1185371542 NYPL: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/76170826/sizes/l/in/photostream/ Coffee: http://www.flickr.com/photos/30928442@N08/3668169284 Job poster: http://www.flickr.com/photos/topekalibrary/3348784725/sizes/l/in/photostream/ Kids: http://www.flickr.com/photos/usag-yongsan/3655186371/sizes/l/in/photostream/ Ask Us: http://www.flickr.com/photos/shiplibrary/3873257790/sizes/l/in/photostream/ Books: http://www.flickr.com/photos/87603889@N00/87885327 Vancouver: http://www.flickr.com/photos/selva/90046278/sizes/l/in/photostream/ Spain: http://www.flickr.com/photos/30982194@N05/4147356245 Berlin: http://www.flickr.com/photos/67499195@N00/4119691598 Seattle: http://www.flickr.com/photos/vs/29582361/sizes/l/in/photostream/ Stockholm: http://www.flickr.com/photos/94852245@N00/530293086 Vancouver interior: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ecstaticist/3458914518/sizes/o/in/photostream/ Leafy hand : http://www.flickr.com/photos/45818813@N05/4820372712/sizes/l/in/photostream/ Hand on book: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nakrnsm/3493038584/sizes/z/in/photostream/ Readers: http://www.flickr.com/photos/36813960@N00/4505413539 Old clock: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3399/4647649703_0f23f82eee_b.jpg Old camera: http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4090/4995727284_648d77fd29_b.jpg

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