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  • 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
  • Key components
  • 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. 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.
  • Alenzuela.aslp presentation

    1. 1. E-Products, Networking and Outreach: Changing Context of Library Services in the Digital Age<br />Reysa C. Alenzuela<br />Thomas Jefferson Information Center<br />U.S. Embassy Manila<br />
    2. 2. Information Ecosystem<br /><ul><li> Availability of new resources
    3. 3. Ever growing components of the social media environs
    4. 4. Advanced application of information communication technology</li></li></ul><li>The Changing Info Ecosystem<br /><ul><li>For 341 years scientific journals have been distributed to readers in print but for the last decade electronic delivery had overtaken print as preferred medium of access
    5. 5. Since April 1, for every 100 print books, has sold 105 Kindle books
    6. 6. Advanced application of information communication technology transforming medium of access.</li></li></ul><li>E-resources<br />
    7. 7. How can we maximize <br />usage of our e-products?<br />How can we utilize <br />of free available<br /> resources?<br />?<br />Do we have permanent access to e-resources paid for?<br />Will e-resources be accepted by our users?<br />
    8. 8. E-access or never have access at all…<br />TJIC Scenario<br />66 - Online Databases vs. 3000+ Books<br /><ul><li>EBSCOHostAcademic Premier
    9. 9. Foundations Database
    10. 10. Lexis/ Nexis
    11. 11. Factiva</li></li></ul><li>Electronic News RoundUp: A changing context of distribution<br />U.S. <br />EMBASSY<br /> USERS<br />
    12. 12. Article Alert Service<br />TJIC Alert<br /><ul><li>Periodical articles
    13. 13. U.S. Government</li></ul>Documents<br /><ul><li>Special reports
    14. 14. Other materials</li></ul>individual interests of patrons/ clienteles<br />To keep them abreast of new and current<br /> developments in their areas of specialization<br />
    15. 15. Article Alert Sample<br />
    16. 16. TJIC Products<br />Subject Webliography<br />A systematic list of print and electronic materials prepared by TJIC on a given subject, customized to respond to specific information and research needs.<br />
    17. 17. Webliography Sample<br />
    18. 18. Print vs. Digital: The Future of Coexistence<br /><ul><li>Re-package to address the needs of clienteles
    19. 19. Make it visible… VERY VISIBLE
    20. 20. Share</li></li></ul><li>Networking<br />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. <br />
    21. 21. Building Social Capital Through Networking<br />Thomas Jefferson Information Center<br />
    22. 22. Partnership: An Offshoot of Networking<br /><ul><li>Ateneo de Davao University in Davao City
    23. 23. Ateneo de Zamboanga University </li></ul> in Zamboanga City <br /><ul><li>Central Philippine University in Iloilo City
    24. 24. De La Salle University in Manila
    25. 25. Mariano Marcos State University </li></ul> in Batac, Ilocos Norte <br /><ul><li>Mindanao State University in Marawi City
    26. 26. Mindanao State University in Tawi-Tawi
    27. 27. Notre Dame University in Cotabato City
    28. 28. Notre Dame of Jolo College
    29. 29. Saint Louis University in Baguio City
    30. 30. Silliman University in Dumaguete City
    31. 31. University of San Carlos in Cebu City
    32. 32. University of Saint La Salle in Bacolod City
    33. 33. Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro City </li></li></ul><li>Amplifying Networking<br />An American Shelf (AS) <br />is a small-scale compendium of American Studies core collection and up-to-date information on the United States. <br />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 .<br />
    34. 34. <ul><li> Cross pollinating ideas
    35. 35. Recognizing individual key roles
    36. 36. Sharing and collaborating on various endeavours</li></ul>Thomas Jefferson Information Center<br />
    37. 37. Cross pollinate ideas<br />
    38. 38. Learning from each other intersecting ideas<br />Thomas Jefferson Information Center<br />
    39. 39. Build on skills<br />Thomas Jefferson Information Center<br />
    40. 40. Facilitate exchanges<br />
    41. 41. Use social media to break the barrier of time and space<br />
    42. 42. Outreach<br />According to Westbrook and Waldman <br />"services designed to reach patrons outside of the library--wherever they are accessing, evaluating, or manipulating information."<br />
    43. 43. Outreach<br />"Outreach" is an encompassing term referring to any of a great variety of library initiatives, be they virtual or physical, occasional or ongoing. <br /> extending services beyond the community<br /> targeted efforts to encourage greater library use<br />taking librarians out of the library<br />
    44. 44. The Philippine information needs<br />Current Status<br /> 4 congressional<br /> 52 provincial<br /> 97 city<br /> 535 municipal<br />Republic Act 7743 mandates the creation and operation of a public library in every congressional district, city and municipality throughout the country.<br />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.<br />
    45. 45. TJIC Outreach<br />
    46. 46. American CornerMindanao Caravan <br />
    47. 47. American Corner Baguio Outreach<br />
    48. 48. TJIC Outreach<br />You can be one !<br />5 Elementary Schools<br /> 3 Secondary Schools<br /> 34 Colleges/ Universities<br /> 4 Madrasah<br /> 4 community libraries<br />
    49. 49. Taking to the next level…<br />What else?<br />
    50. 50. American Libraries story<br />Office for Literacy and Outreach Services<br /><ul><li>focus: services that are inclusive of traditionally underserved populations
    51. 51. new and non-readers
    52. 52. people geographically isolated
    53. 53. people with disabilities
    54. 54. rural and urban poor people
    55. 55. people generally discriminated against based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, language and social class
    56. 56. 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.</li></li></ul><li>American Libraries story<br /> Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services <br /><ul><li>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
    57. 57. to provide a forum for discussion of activities, programs, challenges and successes in the field of bookmobile and outreach services in libraries
    58. 58. to contribute to the education and training of library staff working in the area of bookmobile and outreach services in libraries
    59. 59. to promote bookmobile and outreach services as essential services in libraries
    60. 60. serve as a channel of communication and instruction to improve bookmobile and outreach services</li></li></ul><li>
    61. 61. Questions?<br />Comments?<br />Clarifications?<br />