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Innovation in Libraries: Mobile, Real-Time Librarians (Presentation for Queens Library)

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  • Making the Leap

    1. 1. MAKING THE LEAP Innovation in NJ Public Libraries
    2. 2. Who’s Who? <ul><li>Amy Kearns </li></ul><ul><li>Program Coordinator, CJRLC </li></ul><ul><li>Karen Klapperstuck </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Branch Manager, Monroe Twp. Library </li></ul>
    3. 3. In NJ libraries . . .
    4. 4. Text Pilot Programs
    5. 6. Driving towards a Virtual Branch
    6. 7. Your Library’s Website as Virtual Branch? <ul><li>2 BIG things to think about: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your patrons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What are they already doing on your site? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What would they like to do on your site? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your Library (mission, admin, staff) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other considerations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Think of website as potential pre-show or post-show to the physical presence ( David Lee King ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What’s the best way to get the job done? </li></ul></ul>
    7. 8. Remind your Patrons! http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidking/3705637731/
    8. 9. Web Based Training http://www.flickr.com/photos/spiderpop/569252366/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/hikingartist/3470838746/
    9. 10. Web Based Training http://cjrlc.ilinc.com
    10. 11. Web Based Training <ul><li>500+ Multi-Type Member Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>3 counties in NJ </li></ul>http://geology.com/county-map/new-jersey.shtml The Central Jersey Regional Library Cooperative (CJRLC) is a multi-type non-profit organization helping over 500 libraries in Mercer, Monmouth and Ocean Counties, NJ, to meet their patrons' needs.
    11. 12. Web Based Training
    12. 13. Web Based Training http: //cjrlcwebtraining . wetpaint .com/
    13. 14. Make the Leap “ You can’t leap the chasm taking baby steps. Baby steps will kill you.” --Dave Genesy http://www.flickr.com/photos/lyncis/427918778/
    14. 15. Contact Us <ul><li>Amy Kearns </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>akearns </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Karen Klapperstuck </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>librarykar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul></ul></ul>
    15. 17. Getting the Word Out . . .
    16. 18. Challenges <ul><li>General public awareness (Monroe) </li></ul><ul><li>Perceptions of “Library” (Monroe) </li></ul><ul><li>Administration and staff buy-in (Monroe) </li></ul><ul><li>Technology (CJRLC) </li></ul>
    17. 19. Successes <ul><li>E-mail Newsletter! (Monroe) </li></ul><ul><li>Text and IM Reference! (Monroe) </li></ul><ul><li>Online Program Participation! (CJRLC) </li></ul><ul><li>Positive Evals! (CJRLC) </li></ul><ul><li>Pilot Project Participation! (CJRLC) </li></ul>
    18. 20. Contact Us <ul><li>Amy Kearns </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>akearns </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Karen Klapperstuck </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>librarykar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul></ul></ul>

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