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Midlothian Libraries Staff
Development workshop
Phil Bradley
http://www.philb.com
Where is the Internet today?
• Social media – user generated content has
resulted in an explosion of data, in countless
di...
Tom Cunniff http://bit.ly/IKL3ZZ
Other social media engines
http://soshable.com
What happens in Facebook stays in
Facebook
What happens on Google...
Facebook results
Google results
Google social results
Then there is...
Twitter
LinkedIn
So what can we do?
• Be aware of all of the resources out there
• Use a variety of different search engines to
find this m...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/verbeeldingskr8/
3638834128/
I am a {Social} Librarian

http://www.elsevier.com/connect/infographic-portrait-of-a-social-librarian
Pearltrees
Symbaloo
Activities
• Visit the social engines at Pearltrees:
http://bit.ly/1o04qTn
• Visit Symbaloo at

http://www.symbaloo.com/mi...
Re-writing the library
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•

Books, eBooks
Websites
Catalogues
Desks
Rooms
DVDs
3d Printers
Computers
Buildin...
This leads to poor decision making

Response from Maria Miller to Councillor Cliff Morris, Leader of Bolton Council
31st M...
Collection development
• Focuses on the wrong questions
• Increases the attraction of the artifact
• Limits our ability to...
Community Development
• Changes the conversations
• Frees us up to interact more effectively
• Reduces the limitations on ...
This is NOT what we do
http://www.flickr.com/photos/threeboy/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/epsos/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/30485180@N06/

h...
Outside the
library is
still the library
Stephen Abram
Librarians core skill is not delivering
information
It is improving the quality of the
question and the user
experience
Li...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/eamoncurry/

How do we get there?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/karen_roe/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mythoto/
View members differently

http://www.flickr.com/photos/joyoflife/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/epsos/

Be creative
View risks as positive actions

http://www.flickr.com/photos/epsos/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/marineperez/

Be positive about new experiences
and ideas
http://www.flickr.com/photos/fazen/

Embrace freedom; loss of control is
good
http://www.flickr.com/photos/barbourians/

Create, don’t just consume
http://www.flickr.com/photos/alastair-dunning/

Shout loudly!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/larimdame/

NO! LOUDER!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/zieak/

Clarify our priorities
http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevendepolo/
http://bit.ly/145O6oh

Future examples, but now
http://www.bookpatrol.net/2013/05/library-catering-on-wheels.html
http://footpathlibrary.org/
http://bit.ly/12XgttK
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/jobs-and-economy/2013/02/
why-libraries-should-be-next-great-startup-incubators/4733/
http://bit.ly/11YllbJ

Local music projects
http://on.fb.me/1aH8tO1

“Open for business” in Oldham
Library
http://cjky.it/10MDWMN

Seed libraries
http://www.darienlibrary.org/events
Change is the natural order

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosefirerising/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/silversprite/

Min...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/28796587@N06/
Thank you!
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  1. 1. Midlothian Libraries Staff Development workshop Phil Bradley http://www.philb.com
  2. 2. Where is the Internet today? • Social media – user generated content has resulted in an explosion of data, in countless different places.
  3. 3. Tom Cunniff http://bit.ly/IKL3ZZ
  4. 4. Other social media engines
  5. 5. http://soshable.com
  6. 6. What happens in Facebook stays in Facebook
  7. 7. What happens on Google...
  8. 8. Facebook results
  9. 9. Google results
  10. 10. Google social results
  11. 11. Then there is...
  12. 12. Twitter
  13. 13. LinkedIn
  14. 14. So what can we do? • Be aware of all of the resources out there • Use a variety of different search engines to find this material • Check, evaluate and provide authority • Guide our users/members/clients • Go to where the conversations are
  15. 15. http://www.flickr.com/photos/verbeeldingskr8/ 3638834128/
  16. 16. I am a {Social} Librarian http://www.elsevier.com/connect/infographic-portrait-of-a-social-librarian
  17. 17. Pearltrees
  18. 18. Symbaloo
  19. 19. Activities • Visit the social engines at Pearltrees: http://bit.ly/1o04qTn • Visit Symbaloo at http://www.symbaloo.com/mix/searchengines34 • Either: explore some new search engines OR try out Pearltrees or Symbaloo for yourself as a guiding tool.
  20. 20. Re-writing the library • • • • • • • • • Books, eBooks Websites Catalogues Desks Rooms DVDs 3d Printers Computers Buildings Nouns can be quantified, measured and cut • • • • • • • • • Teach Learn Thoughtful Helpful Explore Achieve Improve Power Danger Verbs refer to impacts, change, improvement
  21. 21. This leads to poor decision making Response from Maria Miller to Councillor Cliff Morris, Leader of Bolton Council 31st May 2013 on her decision not to call an enquiry into library provision in the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/ attachment_data/file/204269/Morris__final_.pdf
  22. 22. Collection development • Focuses on the wrong questions • Increases the attraction of the artifact • Limits our ability to interact with our members • Reinforces existing stereotypes
  23. 23. Community Development • Changes the conversations • Frees us up to interact more effectively • Reduces the limitations on what we can do • Develop, explore, improve, initiate
  24. 24. This is NOT what we do
  25. 25. http://www.flickr.com/photos/threeboy/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/epsos/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/30485180@N06/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamilsoni/ THIS is what we do
  26. 26. Outside the library is still the library Stephen Abram
  27. 27. Librarians core skill is not delivering information It is improving the quality of the question and the user experience Libraries are about learning and building communities Stephan Abram
  28. 28. http://www.flickr.com/photos/eamoncurry/ How do we get there?
  29. 29. http://www.flickr.com/photos/karen_roe/
  30. 30. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mythoto/
  31. 31. View members differently http://www.flickr.com/photos/joyoflife/
  32. 32. http://www.flickr.com/photos/epsos/ Be creative
  33. 33. View risks as positive actions http://www.flickr.com/photos/epsos/
  34. 34. http://www.flickr.com/photos/marineperez/ Be positive about new experiences and ideas
  35. 35. http://www.flickr.com/photos/fazen/ Embrace freedom; loss of control is good
  36. 36. http://www.flickr.com/photos/barbourians/ Create, don’t just consume
  37. 37. http://www.flickr.com/photos/alastair-dunning/ Shout loudly!
  38. 38. http://www.flickr.com/photos/larimdame/ NO! LOUDER!
  39. 39. http://www.flickr.com/photos/zieak/ Clarify our priorities
  40. 40. http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevendepolo/
  41. 41. http://bit.ly/145O6oh Future examples, but now
  42. 42. http://www.bookpatrol.net/2013/05/library-catering-on-wheels.html
  43. 43. http://footpathlibrary.org/
  44. 44. http://bit.ly/12XgttK
  45. 45. http://www.theatlanticcities.com/jobs-and-economy/2013/02/ why-libraries-should-be-next-great-startup-incubators/4733/
  46. 46. http://bit.ly/11YllbJ Local music projects
  47. 47. http://on.fb.me/1aH8tO1 “Open for business” in Oldham Library
  48. 48. http://cjky.it/10MDWMN Seed libraries
  49. 49. http://www.darienlibrary.org/events
  50. 50. Change is the natural order http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosefirerising/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/silversprite/ Mine!
  51. 51. http://www.flickr.com/photos/28796587@N06/
  52. 52. Thank you!
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