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  • The Future Is Now!
    • Traditional Users vs. Tech-Savvy Users
    • Traditional Services vs. Technology Services
    • What is a library?
    • Is that all a library can/should be?
    • What does our community want it’s library to be?
    • Is that wrong? Is that possible?
    • What do we lose by becoming what our patrons want us to be?
    • What can it do for us?
    • Is there added benefit to this technology that is worth the time?
    • How does this technology strengthen our mission?
    • How does this technology change the way our community interacts with us/views us/understands us?
    • Public Internet Computers
    • Computer Classes
    • Collections of Recommended Websites
    • Positioning librarians as experts on technology and the web
    • Blogging
    • IM Reference
    • 2.0 Websites
    • Gaming
    • Screencasting
    • Technology is a bridge
    • Technology is a tool
    • Technology demonstrates our imagination, our depth, our judgment
    • Technology is an extension of our library
    • Technology is a language we share with our users
    • Technology is what we make of it – not what it makes of us
    • Technology is becoming less about hardware and more about applications.
    • Old computers can do this just as well as new.
    • Smaller/less well supported libraries are on a level playing field – in fact, small libraries can excel here.
    • Library philosophy and open source mesh seamlessly – plus they save you $$
    • Linux
    • Open Office
    • Koha/Evergreen
    • Firefox
    • Join the conversation
    • Your patrons are already here
    • Platform choice is key
    • You must participate rather than just read to get the results you want.
    • Twitter
    • Facebook
    • LinkedIn
    • Comments on Blogs/Websites
    • GoodReads/LibraryThing
    • Promote your brand
    • Promote your library
    • Helps with your writing skills – pare down
    • Quick and easy
    • Capture your ideas as they happen
    • Easily consumed by people you want to reach
    • Build a network of colleagues
    • Discern trends, discuss issues, get ideas.
    • Learn from others
    • Firefox
    • Add-Ons
    • GreaseMonkey
    • LibX
    • Newsweek/TIME are not ideal sources!
    • PopURLS
    • FriendFeedLinks
    • Delicious Popular List
    • Digg
    • StumbleUpon
    • Google Docs
    • Google Calendar
    • Basecamp :
    • World of Warcraft
    • Second Life
    • Live Meeting/OPAL
    • RSS feeds that tell your patrons what books have just been returned
    • Twitter postings that tell your patrons of updates to your website with no staff involvement
    • Delicious links that seamlessly mesh with your library’s online database offerings
    • Netflix models for DVD and book hold queues
    • Giving the patrons MORE information rather than less – place in line for a title, e-blasts for popular authors, lists of books ORDERED
    • For public Internet and shared staff machines
    • Pageflakes:
    • Netvibes:
    • Dublin City Public Library
    • Using Blogger as a library homepage:
    • Marin County Free Library Blog
    • Blogs for New Items
    • Menasha
    • Study at UCLA
    • Measured brain activity of older adults as they searched the web
    • Compared to people reading information without searching
    • Compared advanced tech users with novices
    • Most brain activity in advanced tech users conducting searches
    • Conclusion: Good for your brain’s health!
    • RSS Feeds
    • Google Reader or Bloglines
    • Drupal and other CMS programs incorporate this
    • Koha/Evergreen incorporate this in the catalog!
    • Information made understandable by computers to automate the process of finding, sharing and combining info online
    • Powerset: natural language search engine
    • Glue: browser plugin to connect you to friends:
    • How do we keep personal contact via technology?
    • How do we ensure that libraries are seen as vibrant PLACES to come to?
    • Are we forced to change in ways that are not ideal?
    • You can find me @
    • Sites & Soundbytes:
    • Kids Lit:
    • TashRow on Twitter and AIM
    • [email_address]