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  • 1. The Evolving Library: Taking Action and Getting Results Cliff Landis, Technology Librarian Valdosta State University http://clifflandis.net
  • 2. http://www.flickr.com/photos/19553693@N00/273269366/
  • 3. http://www.flickr.com/photos/90646759@N00/1149873101 It’s not enough to just create an account.
  • 4. http://www.flickr.com/photos/37912374670@N01/2460452288 It’s not enough to shove your bad services into a new place.
  • 5. What were you thinking? http://www.flickr.com/photos/80039525@N00/538900892
  • 6. Why do you use emerging technologies in your library?
    • Because everyone else is doing it
    • Outreach
    • Service
  • 7. Why do you use emerging technologies in your library?
  • 8.  
  • 9. http://www.flickr.com/photos/74128681@N00/2349370490 The librarian approaches to new ideas…
  • 10. The Planning Approach Takes too long; jump through hoops; eventual success or failure
  • 11. The Committee Approach Exploit the “What If” weakness and DESTROY!!! http://www.flickr.com/photos/49503180328@N01/2299526206
  • 12.
    • Association Professionals Through the Ages
  • 13. The Evolving Library Try, assess, reflect… Try, assess, reflect… Repeat ad victorium
  • 14. Action Steps www.flickr.com/photos/30352125@N00/616638903
  • 15. Try Yoda was wrong… www.flickr.com/photos/45082883@N00/223839049
  • 16. Be fast www.flickr.com/photos/96586445@N00/89773667
  • 17. Be human http://www.flickr.com/photos/35034353562@N01/1390012980
  • 18. Don’t over-plan www.flickr.com/photos/66615882@N00/2208227079
  • 19. Assess
    • Do you like me?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Maybe
  • 20. www.flickr.com/photos/14516334@N00/286709039 You can’t measure progress without measuring
  • 21. Write assessment into your plans http://www.perpetualkid.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=2534
  • 22. Get user feedback (and use it) http://www.flickr.com/photos/17671297@N00/1781605101
  • 23. Write a 3-Minute Plan
  • 24. Reflect www.flickr.com/photos/80829337@N00/225225979
  • 25. http://www.flickr.com/photos/51035608580@N01/219000030
  • 26. http://www.flickr.com/photos/79359251@N00/2593538987 BE WILLING TO FAIL. Not every idea can succeed.
  • 27. Think back to your most amazing user experience… What made it special? http://www.flickr.com/photos/34427466731@N01/2144933705
  • 28. FINAL THOUGHTS www.flickr.com/photos/29647247@N00/111851351
  • 29.
    • Be willing to do the work
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/44124404848@N01/992938851
  • 30. Evolution will take care of the bad ideas. http://www.flickr.com/photos/35034347820@N01/172257764
  • 31. Create a Culture of Innovation Create a culture of innovation www.flickr.com/photos/21745851@N00/389396046
  • 32. http://www.flickr.com/photos/39039882@N00/22778226