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Around the world twice on a library degree<br />Phil Bradley<br />http://www.netvibes.com/philbradley<br />
But...<br />
Use the difficulty<br />
"He's like Super Librarian, y'know? Everyone forgets, Willow, that knowledge is the ultimate weapon."<br />Buffy the Vampi...
Because...<br />Libraries are not about books<br />Libraries are about reading<br />Libraries are about information<br />L...
Librarians<br />Are powerful people!<br />
All other professions come to:<br />Teachers<br />Librarians<br />
Or to put it another way:<br />"Show me a computer expert that gives a damn, and I'll show you a librarian." Patricia Wils...
We can deal with:<br />1,253 tweets per second<br />25 billion pieces of information shared on Facebook per month<br />24 ...
What is power now?<br />Knowledge?<br />Information?<br />Knowing how to find something?<br />Knowing how to arrange infor...
NO!<br />Power is<br />
Reputation!<br />Increase your reputation by giving away information<br />Be proactive<br />Don’t take no for an answer<br...
Where is your reputation?<br />
Namechk.com<br />
You are self employed<br />Though perhaps you haven’t realised it yet<br />It’s your responsibility to make sure that you’...
Think for the long haul<br />Where will the profession be in 2050?<br />Where will the internet be?<br />What will informa...
What did it look like 30 years ago?<br />
Illustration by Albert Robida, for « The End of the Books » by Octave Uzanne, published in Scribner's Magazine, vol. 16, n...
So, looking forward<br />Few, if any books<br />No newspapers<br />No magazines<br />No search engines<br />No internet<br...
Please remember!<br />“Librarians must be like Krishna and descend into the world to combat ignorance” ShiyaliRamamritaRan...
Around the world on a library degree<br />
Oh the fun!<br />
Thanks to:<br />http://www.carbonblueprints.org/project_reforest.html (For the world image)<br />http://www.flickr.com/pho...
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  1. 1. Around the world twice on a library degree<br />Phil Bradley<br />http://www.netvibes.com/philbradley<br />
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  8. 8. But...<br />
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  11. 11. Use the difficulty<br />
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  14. 14. "He's like Super Librarian, y'know? Everyone forgets, Willow, that knowledge is the ultimate weapon."<br />Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode, "Never Kill a Boy on the First Date."<br />
  15. 15. Because...<br />Libraries are not about books<br />Libraries are about reading<br />Libraries are about information<br />Libraries are about power<br />
  16. 16. Librarians<br />Are powerful people!<br />
  17. 17. All other professions come to:<br />Teachers<br />Librarians<br />
  18. 18. Or to put it another way:<br />"Show me a computer expert that gives a damn, and I'll show you a librarian." Patricia Wilson Berger (Quoted in Chicago Tribune article, 29 June 1990, Tempo section, p. 1)<br />"Libraries are brothels for the mind. Which means that librarians are the madams, greeting punters, understanding their strange tastes and needs, and pimping their books."Guy Browning(The Guardiancolumn, 18 October 2003.)<br />
  19. 19. We can deal with:<br />1,253 tweets per second<br />25 billion pieces of information shared on Facebook per month<br />24 hours worth of video uploaded to YouTube every minute, 2 billion viewed per day<br />133 million blogs, 900,000 posts per day<br />4 billion images on Flickr (13x more than LC)<br />
  20. 20. What is power now?<br />Knowledge?<br />Information?<br />Knowing how to find something?<br />Knowing how to arrange information?<br />
  21. 21. NO!<br />Power is<br />
  22. 22. Reputation!<br />Increase your reputation by giving away information<br />Be proactive<br />Don’t take no for an answer<br />Use your enthusiasm<br />
  23. 23. Where is your reputation?<br />
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  25. 25. Namechk.com<br />
  26. 26. You are self employed<br />Though perhaps you haven’t realised it yet<br />It’s your responsibility to make sure that you’re up to speed<br />Act as your own boss<br />9-5 is history<br />
  27. 27. Think for the long haul<br />Where will the profession be in 2050?<br />Where will the internet be?<br />What will information and libraries look like?<br />
  28. 28. What did it look like 30 years ago?<br />
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  32. 32. Illustration by Albert Robida, for « The End of the Books » by Octave Uzanne, published in Scribner's Magazine, vol. 16, no 2, August 1894<br />
  33. 33. So, looking forward<br />Few, if any books<br />No newspapers<br />No magazines<br />No search engines<br />No internet<br />Embedded chips<br />?????<br />
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  35. 35. Please remember!<br />“Librarians must be like Krishna and descend into the world to combat ignorance” ShiyaliRamamritaRanganathan<br />“The librarian must be the librarian militant before (s)he can be the librarian triumphant” Melvil Dewey<br />
  36. 36. Around the world on a library degree<br />
  37. 37. Oh the fun!<br />
  38. 38. Thanks to:<br />http://www.carbonblueprints.org/project_reforest.html (For the world image)<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/vermininc/2303896197/ (rat image)<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/29560353@N08/2876311749/ (AK47 image)<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/vattenfall/3588611650/ (Powerplant image)<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/malova/1932058673/ (Hotel image)<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/bobo1522/2587309158/ (Miami beach)<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/dcgreer/3794118835/ (Passport)<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/betta_design/2086852016/ (TajMahal) <br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/9574086@N02/1221478663/ (ZX81)<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/pnrml/3963206504/ (Acoustic coupler)<br />http://www.paleofuture.com/display/ShowImage?imageUrl=%2Fstorage%2F590201+closer+than+we+think+paleofuture.jpg (future from the year 1959)<br />http://twitpic.com/19792p (Telephone objections) <br />http://www.comicbookmovie.com/images/users/uploads/11893/xander%20harris.jpg (Xander Harris)<br />Funny quotes from http://www.laughinglibrarian.com/siglibn.htm<br />http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/File:The_End_of_Books_-_page_228a.jpg (Early iPod)<br />
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