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  • The Future is Not Out of Reach: Trends & Transformations David Lee King Digital Branch & Services Manager Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library www.davidleeking.com
  • Some people think of change like this
  • http://flickr.com/photos/trucolorsfly/352573802/ Librarians and change
  • Transformations
  • Tagging RSS Readers Commenting RSS Emerging Trends User- Friending Generated Mashups Content Web as Platform
  • comments • one-on-one in the past • maybe a letter? • Here’s what it can be now
  • 29 comments!
  • On a Director’s Blog!!!
  • friending
  • content
  • RSS
  • Tagging
  • Web as Platform
  • Old way: Patrons visit library to do stuff at the library
  • New way: Patrons visit library to access the web... so they can do stuff outside the library
  • mashups • old way: combine content? Maybe in a research paper... borrow? that's against copyright! • new way: freely combine content from more than one info source... that's the given • syndetics, amazon, etc...
  • Why?
  • 1. relevant to the next generation • IM & txt messaging • Creating user-generated content • Using web 2.0 tools for storage, bookmarking, current awareness, entertainment
  • 2. teach the current generation • information literacy • show grandpa how to use flickr • small business owner and vanity searching • news junkie, meet RSS feeds http://flickr.com/photos/prupert/68375339/
  • 3: Teach them how to subscribe to your library
  • 4. save time! • professional reading • IM vs phone vs email • bookmarking • working smarter by using tools...
  • 5. Patrons want to participate
  • 29 comments!
  • 6. be a community leader • become a community resource • we were the only place teaching Word...
  • 7. land a cool job NextGen Librarian: “We need someone to manage Web 2.0 tool development to support member librarian blogging, podcasting, a Moodle server, Drupal, and other services.”
  • How do I make time for new stuff?
  • Finding Time
  • Changing focus • Finding time vs willingness and priority • You have to want to change • change job descriptions...
  • Schedule your time
  • Granting time • give time - for reading, playing, learning, creating • send staff to formal training • practical training for staff - teach what's relevant to your staff and library • buy books for training
  • Why?
  • This is not your library
  • This is your library
  • This is your library
  • This is your library
  • Thank you! davidleeking.com