Pivot Points For Change: Libraries And Librarians


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Presented at the Chattahoochee Valley Regional Library System Staff Day, February 2010. Please see http://theunquietlibrarian.wikispaces.com/pivotpoints for resources.

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  • Pivot Points For Change: Libraries And Librarians

    1. 1. libraries and librarians using web 2.0 to connect, create, and collaborate presented by Buffy Hamilton, Ed.S. || Chattahoochee Valley Libraries || February 2010 http://theunquietlibrarian.wikispaces.com/pivotpoints p ivot p oints for change
    2. 2. “ when industry norms start to die, people panic. it’s difficult to change when you think that you must change everything in order to succeed. Changing everything is too difficult .” seth godin Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenny-pics/2853460469/sizes/l/
    3. 3. don’t reinvent the wheel; instead, find pivot points for change. Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/vidiot/2586803819/sizes/l/
    4. 4. 1 instead of thinking you can only participate in f2f conferences, consider how you can participate virtually Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/allaboutgeorge/2361633049/sizes/o/
    5. 12. 2 keep your traditional means of connecting with patrons and colleagues, but innovate at every possible touch point through social media and social networking Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/cabinet/1250189882/sizes/o/in/set-72157601695160600/
    6. 24. 3 keep reading your print journals, but use a feed aggregator or information portal to access and organize your favorite blogs, journals, podcasts, youtube videos, and twitter rss feeds to stay on the cutting edge
    7. 28. 4 keep networking with colleagues face to face, but cultivate a personal learning network to broaden your PLN to include librarians and other professionals from around the world who can inform your thinking, practice, and philosophy
    8. 35. 5 keep your traditional productivity tools, but use cloud computing to encourage collaboration and information sharing Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicholas_t/293413649/sizes/l/
    9. 42. 6 continue sharing your library program goals and reports through traditional formats, but also compose these in a different format, such as a mindmap, video, or other multimedia/visualization medium
    10. 48. 7 keep your traditional services and materials, but expand those services and “containers” of materials to reflect patron needs Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/bdewey/3374674246/sizes/l/
    11. 51. Image courtesy of Cape May County Library, NJ http://www.flickr.com/photos/capemaycountylibrary/4105530171/in/set-72157622808064554/
    12. 52. Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/skokiepl/3816273312/sizes/l/
    13. 53. Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/lesterpubliclibrary/3534577260/sizes/l/in/set-72157617462008983/
    14. 58. 8 keep positing literacy as a primary focal point of your library program, but expand that definition of literacy to include new media literacy and information literacy as mainstream literacies equal in importance to traditional literacy. /
    15. 59. fluency in the new literacies and information literacies is the new form of cultural capital
    16. 63. the perception of literacy is changing; literacy and texts can no longer be defined by container or format
    17. 64. transliteracy is the ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media from signing and orality through handwriting, print, TV, radio and film, to digital social networks.
    18. 65. transliteracy is a process of reading the world
    19. 66. 9 keep your traditional sources of authoritative information, but let the research topic and mode of research guide the integration of social media information sources and tools for delivering that content in your subject guides
    20. 71. you don’t have to change everything to keep up Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/theseanster93/2525458824/sizes/l/
    21. 72. don’t throw out everything
    22. 73. fine tune and find your pivot points for change
    23. 74. pivot points for change will help you and your library grow
    24. 75. Works Cited <ul><li>Godin, Seth. “Pivots for change.” Seth Godin’s Blog . N.p., 12 Mar. 2009. Web. 13 Sept. 2009. <http://sethgodin.typepad.com/‌seths_blog/‌2009/‌03/‌pivots-for-change-swords-and-plowshares.html>. </li></ul><ul><li>Hamilton, Buffy. “Pivots for Change and Libraries.” The Unquiet Librarian . N.p., 25 July 2009. Web. 13 Sept. 2009. <http://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com/‌2009/‌07/‌25/‌pivots-for-change-and-libraries/>. </li></ul>
    25. 76. contact information [email_address] http://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com http://theunquietlibrarian.wikispaces.com