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Prepared March, 2011

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    • BECOMING PART OF THE DIGITAL LANDSCAPE: MEETING RESEARCHERS WHERE THEY ARE Prepared by Andrew Wesolek February, 2011
    • WHO NEEDS THE LIBRARY?
      • When I can…
      Or
    • HOW DO WE CONVINCE RESEARCHERS TO USE THE LIBRARY’S RESOURCES?
      • Outreach Reference?
      • Information Commons?
      • Digital Outreach!
    • DIGITAL OUTREACH: MEETING RESEARCHERS WHERE THEY ARE
      • Librarians need not be in competition with free online resources
      • Libraries must become part of the digital landscape
      • Digital technologies, particularly social media, offer us tremendous opportunities to support meaningful research
      • Like outreach reference, we need to go to researchers, rather than try to lure them to us.
    • DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES IMPROVE…
      • Access and Outreach
      • Usability
      • Collaboration
    • A COLLECTION GATHERING DUST…
    • BECOMING PART OF THE DIGITAL LANDSCAPE:
      • Wikipedia
      • Flikr
      • Facebook
      • Issuu
    • MAINTAINING AWARENESS OF MULTIPLE AUDIENCES
    • KEY POINTS:
      • Digital technologies allow us to meet researchers where they spend a great deal of time—online!
      • The allow us to draw researchers to us
      • They allow us to correct problematic research strategies
      • They allow us to facilitate collaborative communities.
    • IMAGE ATTRIBUTIONS
      • http://www. geekologie .com/2010/06/different_strokes_for_differen_1. php
      • http://www. wikipedia .org/
      • http://www.libraries. psu . edu/psul/berks/about/the_ask_cart_with .html