My Motivation
My Motivation
Public Libraries:
Common Perceptions
Mission Statements of Libraries
“Providing access to
information, materials in every
current and evolving
format, programs...
Mission Statements of Libraries
“Providing access to
information, materials in every
current and evolving
format, programs...
What is the Future of Libraries?
Role of
Technology
&
Social Media
The Power of Social Media
&
Goals of Libraries: Funding
Power of Social Media
& Public Libraries: Communities
“Providing access to
information, materials in every
current and evo...
“Goodreads is the world’s
largest site for readers and
book recommendations.
Our mission is to help people
find and share ...
“Goodreads is the world’s
largest site for readers and
book recommendations.
Our mission is to help people
find and share ...
Communities: Course Connection
• Participatory Culture (Jenkins)
• Networked Publics (Boyd 2008)
• Issues of space (Gee 20...
Communities: Course Connection
• Participatory Culture (Jenkins)
• Networked Publics (Boyd 2008)
• Issues of space (Gee 20...
Goodreads: Tredyffrin Kids!
2/ 17/ 13 10:26 PMGoodreads | Tredyffrin Kids's bookshelf: read (showing 1- 20 of 327) (sorted...
Goodreads: Tredyffrin Kids!
Bookshelves
• By Topic
• By Event
• By Genre
Goodreads: Tredyffrin Kids!
1KB4K Club
• Track reading via
Goodreads OR
on paper
• Kids collect
prizes @ the
Library
Goodreads: Tredyffrin Kids!
1KB4K Club
• Track reading via
Goodreads OR
on paper
• Kids collect
prizes @ the
Library
Conclusions?
• Future of libraries is______?
• Technology & Social networks = opportunity
• Needs of communities are rapid...
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  1. 1. My Motivation
  2. 2. My Motivation
  3. 3. Public Libraries: Common Perceptions
  4. 4. Mission Statements of Libraries “Providing access to information, materials in every current and evolving format, programs and expertise to meet the intellectual, cultural and professional objectives of the community.” -LMLS “To advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity…To build an enlightened community devoted to lifelong learning.” - FLP
  5. 5. Mission Statements of Libraries “Providing access to information, materials in every current and evolving format, programs and expertise to meet the intellectual, cultural and professional objectives of the community.” -LMLS “To advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity. To build an enlightened community devoted to lifelong learning.” -FLP
  6. 6. What is the Future of Libraries?
  7. 7. Role of Technology & Social Media
  8. 8. The Power of Social Media & Goals of Libraries: Funding
  9. 9. Power of Social Media & Public Libraries: Communities “Providing access to information, materials in every current and evolving format, programs and expertise to meet the intellectual, cultural and professional objectives of the community.” “To advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity. Its vision is to build an enlightened community devoted to lifelong learning.”
  10. 10. “Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. Our mission is to help people find and share books they love. Goodreads launched in January 2007.” 16 Million 
MEMBERS 525 Million 
BOOKS ADDED 23 Million 
REVIEWS About Goodreads…
  11. 11. “Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. Our mission is to help people find and share books they love. Goodreads launched in January 2007.” 16 Million 
MEMBERS 525 Million 
BOOKS ADDED 23 Million 
REVIEWS About Goodreads…
  12. 12. Communities: Course Connection • Participatory Culture (Jenkins) • Networked Publics (Boyd 2008) • Issues of space (Gee 2005) • Social Futures (New London Group 1996)
  13. 13. Communities: Course Connection • Participatory Culture (Jenkins) • Networked Publics (Boyd 2008) • Issues of space (Gee 2005) • Social Futures (New London Group 1996)
  14. 14. Goodreads: Tredyffrin Kids! 2/ 17/ 13 10:26 PMGoodreads | Tredyffrin Kids's bookshelf: read (showing 1- 20 of 327) (sorted by: date added) Page 1 of 2http:/ / www.goodreads.com/ review/ list/ 4067861- tredyffrin- kids?format= html&page= 1&print= true&shelf= read&sort= date_added « previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 … 16 17 next » cover title author avg rating rating my rating date read date added Princess Hyacinth Heide, Florence Parry 3.86 Feb 14, 2013 Feb 14, 2013 Chloe and the Lion Barnett, Mac 4.08 Feb 14, 2013 Feb 14, 2013 Plant a Kiss Rosenthal, Amy Krouse * 4.09 not set Feb 11, 2013 Love Is A Handful Of Honey Andreae, Giles 3.88 not set Feb 11, 2013 Guess How Much I Love You McBratney, Sam 4.32 not set Feb 11, 2013 Always Stott, Ann 3.98 not set Feb 11, 2013 Bear of My Heart Ryder, Joanne 4.18 not set Feb 11, 2013 Hello World Foreman, Michael 3.50 not set Feb 11, 2013 A Book of Hugs Ross, Dave 3.50 not set Feb 11, 2013 Sophia's War: A Tale of the Revolution Avi 3.87 Feb 14, 2013 Feb 09, 2013 I Am Mordred Springer, Nancy * 3.58 Feb 09, 2013 Feb 09, 2013 Navigating Early Vanderpool, Clare 4.17 Feb 09, 2013 Feb 09, 2013 Book Ratings • Coincide with In- person Events • Staff pics • Award Winners • Seasonal pics
  15. 15. Goodreads: Tredyffrin Kids! Bookshelves • By Topic • By Event • By Genre
  16. 16. Goodreads: Tredyffrin Kids! 1KB4K Club • Track reading via Goodreads OR on paper • Kids collect prizes @ the Library
  17. 17. Goodreads: Tredyffrin Kids! 1KB4K Club • Track reading via Goodreads OR on paper • Kids collect prizes @ the Library
  18. 18. Conclusions? • Future of libraries is______? • Technology & Social networks = opportunity • Needs of communities are rapidly changing…Will the role/idea of the library change too?

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