To be relevant libraries must do more than just employ the latest technology and provide a wide range of resources. We need to ensure that we offer equitable service we transform information to knowledge.
Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Internet & American Life Project argues that the internet has changed the information ecosystem, resulting in a new "social operating system called Networked Individualism, where people maneuver through looser social networks to solve problems, make decisions and gain social support."
Through networks we have established enduring relationships… we duplicate ourselves
Inter agency meetings such as multicultural groups/ youth workers network offer almost unlimited opportunities to meet other people in the community with intersecting interests. Diversity brings creativity.
partnerships we bridge – google and ACs
= benchmarking + expanding external contacts + getting a clearer perspective thru first hand-observation
With networks to multiply our reach.
Reitz.Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science. Retrieved August 2011. http://www.abc-clio.com/ODLIS/searchODLIS.aspxMolly Strothmann and Karen Antell. “The live-in librarian: developing library outreach to university residence halls.” Reference & User Services QuarterlyVolume 50; Issue 1 September 2010. Gale Group Inc
Opportunityfor outreach of medical libraries/ legislative libraries/
Impact of exchanges/ the beauty of networking: they tell America’s story in their “local” voices.
Networking The art of developing contacts within a profession and using them to advance one's work and career. Librarians do this by meeting colleagues at library conferences, participating in colloquia and round tables, volunteering to serve on committees, running for elective office, joining electronic discussion lists, etc.
Building Social Capital Through Networking Thomas Jefferson Information Center
Amplifying Networking An American Shelf (AS) is a small-scale compendium of American Studies core collection and up-to-date information on the United States. It includes pamphlets, brochures, electronic journals, maps, paper shows and other informative materials produced and published by the IIP of the U.S. Department of State and other U.S. government agencies selected and downloaded by the TJIC .
Use social media to break the barrier of time and space
Outreach According to Westbrook and Waldman "services designed to reach patrons outside of the library--wherever they are accessing, evaluating, or manipulating information."
Outreach "Outreach" is an encompassing term referring to any of a great variety of library initiatives, be they virtual or physical, occasional or ongoing. extending services beyond the community targeted efforts to encourage greater library use taking librarians out of the library
The Philippine information needs Current Status 4 congressional 52 provincial 97 city 535 municipal Republic Act 7743 mandates the creation and operation of a public library in every congressional district, city and municipality throughout the country. There should be a total of 1,851 libraries in all, one for each of the country’s 220 congressional districts, 136 cities, and 1,495 municipalities.
people generally discriminated against based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, language and social class
ensures that training, information resources, and technical assistance are available to help libraries and librarians develop effective strategies to develop programs and service for new users.
American Libraries story Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services
support and encourage government officials, library administrators, trustees, and staff in the provision of quality bookmobile and outreach services to meet diverse community information and programming needs
to provide a forum for discussion of activities, programs, challenges and successes in the field of bookmobile and outreach services in libraries
to contribute to the education and training of library staff working in the area of bookmobile and outreach services in libraries
to promote bookmobile and outreach services as essential services in libraries
serve as a channel of communication and instruction to improve bookmobile and outreach services