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A brief overview of the past, present and future of libraries

A brief overview of the past, present and future of libraries

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    • 1. The Future of Libraries A presentation for the Alamogordo Public Library By Jenna Kammer, MLS Instructor of Library & Information Science NMSU-Alamogordo Jan, 2008
    • 2. The Evolution of Information
    • 3.  
    • 4. The History of the Future of Libraries
    • 5. 1880’s Dewey writes about “a universal catalog that would include citations to the holdings of the country’s--and ideally all-- libraries”
    • 6. 1940’s “ The Memex” was the future of information retrieval.
    • 7. Pre-1950’s
      • Librarians introduced reference by phone and mail.
    • 8. 1960’s The Library of the future included a Univac Computer and learning resource center
    • 9. 1990’s Librarians start discussion about how the Internet will affect information delivery.
    • 10. How do we predict the future of libraries?
    • 11. First, we look at library values….
      • Stewardship
      • Service
      • Intellectual Freedom
      • Rationalism
      • Literacy & Learning
      • Privacy
      • Democracy
    • 12. … .first we look at library values Then connect that with societal trends
      • Things that used to be done in public are now done online
      • Decrease in social interaction
      • Businesses are becoming a “destination of choice”
    • 13. … .First, we look at library values ….Then connect that with societal trends Finally, look at the next generations
      • 52% of young adults read for fun
      • 13% of Gen Y went to the library this year
      • 58% of Gen Y turns to the Internet first
      • Gen Y will ask an expert over a librarian
      • Faculty/Students prefer online resources
      • 92% believe libraries will still be needed in the future
    • 14. The Contemporary Library
    • 15. Online Catalog
    • 16. Electronic Databases
    • 17. Chat and Email Reference
    • 18. Circulating Technology
    • 19. Social Computing
    • 20. Self-Checkout
    • 21. Inter-Library Loan
    • 22. E-Books
    • 23. Library Cafes
    • 24. The Library of the Future
    • 25. Future Reference….
      • Uses collaboration
        • Between librarians
        • Between experts and librarians
      • Increases web presence
        • Videoconferencing
        • Virtual World Reference
        • Screen/Document sharing
      • Staff is trained in technical support
      • Roving “wired” support staff
      • “ On Call” reference
    • 26. Future Patron
      • The “invisible patron”
        • The patron that uses the library, but never comes in
        • Uses the library’s e-resources IN the library
      • 24/7 patron
        • The patron who uses the library at 2am.
    • 27. Future Collections
      • Downloadable media
        • E-books (Kindle subscriptions?)
        • Music (iTunes subscriptions?)
        • Movies (Netflix subscriptions?)
      • Technology for check-out
    • 28. Will the Kindle be the future of books?
    • 29. Future Library Catalog
      • Simple interface
      • Results ranking
      • Full-text searching of all holdings
      • Tagging
      • Spell-checking
      • Patron-placed ILL’s
      • Patron & Professional reviews
      • Queue system
    • 30. Future Buildings
      • “ Library as Place”
      • User-controlled environment
      • “ Learning Laboratory”
      • Beyond bricks and mortar
        • Virtual world libraries
        • Digital libraries
    • 31. … .the patrons will decide the future of libraries.
    • 32. Resources
      • Bromberg, Peter (2006, October 3). Library as Place . Message posted to the Library Garden blog: http ://librarygarden.blogspot.com/2006/10/library-as-place.html
      • Bush, Vannevar (July 1945). As We May Think . Retrieved Jan 1, 2008, from The Atlantic Website: http://www.theatlantic. com/doc/194507/bush
      • Carlson, Scott (Nov 2001). The Deserted Library: As students work online, reading rooms empty out, leading some campuses to add Starbucks . Retreived Jan 6 from The Chronicle of Higher Education Website: http://chronicle.com/free/v48/i12/12a03501.htm
      • Dewey, Melville (Aug 1877). The Coming Catalogue . Library Journal, 1(12), 423-429.
      • Estabrook, Leigh and Evans Witt Lee (Dec 2007). Information Searches that Solve Problems (Reports: Online Activities & Pursuits). Retreived Jan. 1, 2008 from Pew/Internet & American Life Project Website: http://www.pewinternet.org/PPF/r/231/report_display. asp
      • Gorman, Micheal (2000). Our Enduring Values: Librarianship in the 21st Century . Chicago: American Library Association, 26-7.
      • Janes, Joseph (2003). Introduction to Reference Work in a Digital Age . New York: Neal Schuman.
    • 33.
      • Iyengar, Sunil (2007 November). To read or not to read : a question of national consequence (Research report; #47). Retrieved Jan 1, 2008, from Office of Research & Analysis, National Endowment for the Arts Website: www.nea.gov/research/ToRead.pdf
      • Levine, Jenny (2006). Scanning the Future @ Your Library . Message posted to The Shifted Librarian Blog: http://www.theshiftedlibrarian.com/archives/2006/06/25/20060625_scanning_the_future_your_library.html
      • Martell, Charles (Sept 2007). The elusive user: Changing use patterns in academic libraries 1995-2004. College & Research Libraries , 68(5), 435-444.
      • Pilgrim, Mark (Nov 2007) The Future of Reading: A Play in 6 Acts . Posted on the Dive Into Mark Blog: http://diveintomark.org/archives/2007/11/19/the-future-of-reading
      • Rippel, Chris (2003). What libraries can learn from bookstores: Applying bookstore design to public libraries . Retrieved Jan. 3, 2008 from the Central Kansas Library System Website: http://www.ckls.org/~crippel/marketing/bookstore.html
      • Ryan, S. (1996). Reference service for the Internet community: A case study of the Internet Public Library Reference Division . Library & Information Science Research, 18(3), 241-259.
      • Sapp, Gregg (2002). A Brief History of the Future of Libraries: An Annotated Bibliography . Baltimore: Scarecrow Press.
      • Scott, Jeff (2007). Doing it Without Dewey: A Perry Branch Library Tour . Message posted to the Gather No Dust blog: http://gathernodust.blogspot.com/2007/07/doing-it-without-dewey-perry-branch.html
      • Tenopir, Carol (2003). Use and Users of Electronic Library Resources: An Overview and Analysis of Recent Research Studies . Retrieved Jan. 1, 2008, from Council of Library and Information Resources Website: http://www.clir.org/pubs/abstract/pub120abst. html