Librarian 2.0

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Librarian 2.0

  1. 1. Academic Librarian 2.0 <ul><li>Meredith Farkas </li></ul><ul><li>Norwich University </li></ul>
  2. 2. Our Profession <ul><li>Time of rapid change </li></ul><ul><li>Technology is a part of everyone's job these days </li></ul><ul><li>What did library school prepare us for? </li></ul><ul><li>Many are accessing library remotely </li></ul><ul><li>users have different expectations of the library than 10 years ago </li></ul>
  3. 3. Is this us?
  4. 4. Do we do this?
  5. 5. How approachable are we?
  6. 6. Academic Librarians 1.0 <ul><li>Enforce policies no matter what </li></ul><ul><li>Don't trust users </li></ul><ul><li>Don't keep up with emerging technologies and ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on statistics over meeting needs </li></ul><ul><li>Believe fixing technologies isn't their job </li></ul><ul><li>Don't leave the library </li></ul>
  7. 7. Academic Librarians 2.0...
  8. 8. Embrace
  9. 9. Question everything
  10. 10. Enable Patrons
  11. 11. Communicate effectively with patrons
  12. 12. Get out of the library and join the universty
  13. 13. Listen, Listen, Listen to everyone
  14. 14. Avoid Technolust
  15. 15. Get Away from the Culture of “No”
  16. 16. Know how to fix tech
  17. 17. Encourage Colleagues
  18. 18. Are Enthusiastic and Patient
  19. 19. Have Project Mgmt Skills
  20. 20. Evaluate Needs of ALL Stakeholders
  21. 21. Compare and Critique Technologies
  22. 22. Market ideas effectively
  23. 23. Build their Network
  24. 24. Keep Up
  25. 25. Develop your keep-up strategy <ul><li>Determine what topics are most important to your continuing ed. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Develop your keep-up strategy <ul><li>Determine what topics are most important to your continuing ed. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose your filters </li></ul>
  27. 27. Filters <ul><li>Professional journals </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Webcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Conferences </li></ul><ul><li>People </li></ul>
  28. 28. Develop your keep-up strategy <ul><li>Determine what topics are most important to your continuing ed. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose your filters </li></ul><ul><li>Find tools to help you keep up </li></ul>
  29. 29. Tools for Keeping Up
  30. 30. Tools for Keeping Up
  31. 31. Tools for Keeping Up
  32. 32. Develop your keep-up strategy <ul><li>Determine what topics are most important to your continuing ed. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose your filters </li></ul><ul><li>Find tools to help you keep up </li></ul><ul><li>Accept that you can't keep up with everything </li></ul>
  33. 33. So, who would you rather be? Librarian 1.0 Librarian 2.0

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