The Future is Not Out of Reach: Trends & Transformations

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The Future is Not Out of Reach: Trends & Transformations

  1. 1. The Future is Not Out of Reach: Trends & Transformations David Lee King Digital Branch & Services Manager Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library www.davidleeking.com
  2. 2. Some people think of change like this
  3. 3. http://flickr.com/photos/trucolorsfly/352573802/ Librarians and change
  4. 4. Transformations
  5. 5. Tagging RSS Readers Commenting RSS Emerging Trends User- Friending Generated Mashups Content Web as Platform
  6. 6. comments • one-on-one in the past • maybe a letter? • Here’s what it can be now
  7. 7. 29 comments!
  8. 8. On a Director’s Blog!!!
  9. 9. friending
  10. 10. content
  11. 11. RSS
  12. 12. Tagging
  13. 13. Web as Platform
  14. 14. Old way: Patrons visit library to do stuff at the library
  15. 15. New way: Patrons visit library to access the web... so they can do stuff outside the library
  16. 16. 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...
  17. 17. Why?
  18. 18. 1. relevant to the next generation • IM & txt messaging • Creating user-generated content • Using web 2.0 tools for storage, bookmarking, current awareness, entertainment
  19. 19. 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/
  20. 20. 3: Teach them how to subscribe to your library
  21. 21. 4. save time! • professional reading • IM vs phone vs email • bookmarking • working smarter by using tools...
  22. 22. 5. Patrons want to participate
  23. 23. 29 comments!
  24. 24. 6. be a community leader • become a community resource • we were the only place teaching Word...
  25. 25. 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.”
  26. 26. How do I make time for new stuff?
  27. 27. Finding Time
  28. 28. Changing focus • Finding time vs willingness and priority • You have to want to change • change job descriptions...
  29. 29. Schedule your time
  30. 30. 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
  31. 31. Why?
  32. 32. This is not your library
  33. 33. This is your library
  34. 34. This is your library
  35. 35. This is your library
  36. 36. Thank you! davidleeking.com

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