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How would you see your role as Head of LETS in helping the Libraries use information technology to enhance public service?...
A Bridge <ul><li>between traditional library services and new models </li></ul><ul><li>between library and campus services...
Interpreter  <ul><li>what our clients need and what is possible </li></ul><ul><li>what is possible and what our clients ne...
Cheer Leading <ul><li>communicating success </li></ul><ul><li>changing perceptions </li></ul>
Predicting <ul><li>what are the implications of new technologies? </li></ul><ul><li>what do we need to let go? </li></ul><...
Connecting <ul><li>facilitating connections within the libraries </li></ul><ul><li>enabling collaboration between the Libr...
Catalyst <ul><li>A substance, usually used in small amounts relative to the reactants, that modifies and increases the rat...
 
Examples
Then:  people were prepared to build their workflows around library services. Now:  the library must be prepared to build ...
Learning Management System Integration <ul><li>Should be priority to get library embedded into courses </li></ul><ul><li>W...
Library toolbar <ul><li>Need to promote </li></ul><ul><li>Need to get feedback on how it is working </li></ul>
Really  Intuitive Search & Retrieval <ul><li>Ask students </li></ul><ul><li>Listen and act on feedback from librarians, st...
Richer catalogues, please <ul><li>Add “amazon” and tagging to our catalogues </li></ul>
New Devises - New Services <ul><li>Don’t stop at chat </li></ul><ul><li>Cell phones are virtually ubiquitous for our stude...
Get into the Research Flow <ul><li>data-driven science </li></ul><ul><li>institutional repositories </li></ul><ul><li>open...
Questions?
Role Examples <ul><li>Bridge </li></ul><ul><li>Interpreter </li></ul><ul><li>Cheer Leader </li></ul><ul><li>Predicting </l...
Attribution <ul><li>Bridge - by yuzu  http://flickr.com/photos/khardy/55867082/ </li></ul><ul><li>Translator -  Rico Shen,...
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    1. 1. How would you see your role as Head of LETS in helping the Libraries use information technology to enhance public service? <ul><li>Karen Hunt </li></ul><ul><li>Acting University Librarian, University of Winnipeg 2006-2008 Information Literacy Coordinator, University of Winnipeg 2000-2006 Collection Development and Access Services Coordinator, Red River College 1994-2000 </li></ul><ul><li>Reference Librarian, Elizabeth Dafoe Library, University of Manitoba 1989-1994 </li></ul><ul><li>Systems Librarian, Dept of Finance / National Library of Canada, 1988-1989 </li></ul>
    2. 2. A Bridge <ul><li>between traditional library services and new models </li></ul><ul><li>between library and campus services </li></ul>
    3. 3. Interpreter <ul><li>what our clients need and what is possible </li></ul><ul><li>what is possible and what our clients need </li></ul>
    4. 4. Cheer Leading <ul><li>communicating success </li></ul><ul><li>changing perceptions </li></ul>
    5. 5. Predicting <ul><li>what are the implications of new technologies? </li></ul><ul><li>what do we need to let go? </li></ul><ul><li>usability testing and KIS feedback </li></ul>
    6. 6. Connecting <ul><li>facilitating connections within the libraries </li></ul><ul><li>enabling collaboration between the Libraries and other campus units </li></ul>
    7. 7. Catalyst <ul><li>A substance, usually used in small amounts relative to the reactants, that modifies and increases the rate of a reaction without being consumed in the process. </li></ul>
    8. 9. Examples
    9. 10. Then: people were prepared to build their workflows around library services. Now: the library must be prepared to build its services around people's workflows. <ul><li>Lorcan Dempsey's weblog, Workflow is an intermediate consumer, May 31, 2008 </li></ul>
    10. 11. Learning Management System Integration <ul><li>Should be priority to get library embedded into courses </li></ul><ul><li>Where else do students go? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social networking? </li></ul></ul>
    11. 12. Library toolbar <ul><li>Need to promote </li></ul><ul><li>Need to get feedback on how it is working </li></ul>
    12. 13. Really Intuitive Search & Retrieval <ul><li>Ask students </li></ul><ul><li>Listen and act on feedback from librarians, staff, faculty and students </li></ul><ul><li>Stop pretending we need to fix our students and fix our systems instead </li></ul>
    13. 14. Richer catalogues, please <ul><li>Add “amazon” and tagging to our catalogues </li></ul>
    14. 15. New Devises - New Services <ul><li>Don’t stop at chat </li></ul><ul><li>Cell phones are virtually ubiquitous for our students </li></ul>
    15. 16. Get into the Research Flow <ul><li>data-driven science </li></ul><ul><li>institutional repositories </li></ul><ul><li>open source and open access proponents </li></ul><ul><li>new forms of scholarly communication </li></ul>
    16. 17. Questions?
    17. 18. Role Examples <ul><li>Bridge </li></ul><ul><li>Interpreter </li></ul><ul><li>Cheer Leader </li></ul><ul><li>Predicting </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting </li></ul><ul><li>Catalyst </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Management Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Library toolbar </li></ul><ul><li>Really intuitive search and retrieval </li></ul><ul><li>Richer catalogues, please </li></ul><ul><li>New devices - new services </li></ul><ul><li>Get into the Research Flow </li></ul>
    18. 19. Attribution <ul><li>Bridge - by yuzu http://flickr.com/photos/khardy/55867082/ </li></ul><ul><li>Translator - Rico Shen,http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:2007TaipeiOlympicDayRun_SignLanguageTranslator.jpg#metadata </li></ul><ul><li>Cheerleaders - http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/22/Yokota_cheerleaders.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>Back to the Future - http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s272/abelkems/Demotivational%20Posters%201/time_travel.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting http://chinaworldbestkama.com/images/Forgins/origin/Connecting%20rod%204.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>Students www.sixthdecade.uwaterloo.ca/.../students.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>Cell Phones http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2316/2054017988_0a851b321e.jpg?v=0 </li></ul>
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