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Around the world twice on a library degree

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My presentation, with audio from the session, given at NPID 2010, Newcastle, 23/11/10

My presentation, with audio from the session, given at NPID 2010, Newcastle, 23/11/10

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  • 1. Around the world twice on a library degree
    Phil Bradley
    http://www.netvibes.com/philbradley
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  • 8. But...
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  • 11. Use the difficulty
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  • 14. "He's like Super Librarian, y'know? Everyone forgets, Willow, that knowledge is the ultimate weapon."
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode, "Never Kill a Boy on the First Date."
  • 15. Because...
    Libraries are not about books
    Libraries are about reading
    Libraries are about information
    Libraries are about power
  • 16. Librarians
    Are powerful people!
  • 17. All other professions come to:
    Teachers
    Librarians
  • 18. Or to put it another way:
    "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)
    "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.)
  • 19. We can deal with:
    1,253 tweets per second
    25 billion pieces of information shared on Facebook per month
    35 hours worth of video uploaded to YouTube every minute, 2 billion viewed per day
    133 million blogs, 900,000 posts per day
    4 billion images on Flickr (13x more than LC)
  • 20. What is power now?
    Knowledge?
    Information?
    Knowing how to find something?
    Knowing how to arrange information?
  • 21. NO!
    Power is
  • 22. Reputation!
    Increase your reputation by giving away information
    Be proactive
    Don’t take no for an answer
    Use your enthusiasm
  • 23. Where is your reputation?
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  • 25. Namechk.com
  • 26. You are self employed
    Though perhaps you haven’t realised it yet
    It’s your responsibility to make sure that you’re up to speed
    Act as your own boss
    9-5 is history
  • 27. Think for the long haul
    Where will the profession be in 2050?
    Where will the internet be?
    What will information and libraries look like?
  • 28. What did it look like 30 years ago?
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  • 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
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  • 34. So, looking forward
    Few, if any books
    No newspapers
    No magazines
    No search engines
    No internet
    Embedded chips
    ?????
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  • 36. Please remember!
    “Librarians must be like Krishna and descend into the world to combat ignorance” ShiyaliRamamritaRanganathan
    “The librarian must be the librarian militant before (s)he can be the librarian triumphant” Melvil Dewey
  • 37. http://beretandboina.blogspot.com/2009/12/librarian-free-speech-protest-against.html
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  • 39. Jo Anderson, revolting hula hooping ball of energetic librarianship
  • 40. Around the world on a library degree
  • 41. Oh the fun!
  • 42. Thanks to:
    http://www.carbonblueprints.org/project_reforest.html (For the world image)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/vermininc/2303896197/ (rat image)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/29560353@N08/2876311749/ (AK47 image)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/vattenfall/3588611650/ (Powerplant image)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/malova/1932058673/ (Hotel image)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bobo1522/2587309158/ (Miami beach)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dcgreer/3794118835/ (Passport)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/betta_design/2086852016/ (TajMahal)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/9574086@N02/1221478663/ (ZX81)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pnrml/3963206504/ (Acoustic coupler)
    http://www.paleofuture.com/display/ShowImage?imageUrl=%2Fstorage%2F590201+closer+than+we+think+paleofuture.jpg (future from the year 1959)
    http://twitpic.com/19792p (Telephone objections)
    http://www.comicbookmovie.com/images/users/uploads/11893/xander%20harris.jpg (Xander Harris)
    Funny quotes from http://www.laughinglibrarian.com/siglibn.htm
    http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/File:The_End_of_Books_-_page_228a.jpg (Early iPod)
    http://www.howtobearetronaut.com/2010/10/anachronistic-internet-ads/ (Retro internet ads)