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    • Millennials and Libraries: Opportunities and Challenges Lisa M. Metzer Learning Librarian National Geographic Society [email_address]   Link to presentation visual outline Millennials and Libraries;  October 24, 2008
    • Outline
        • Who are the Millennials?
        • Survey
        • Case study
        • Educating the Net Generation
        • The Academic Library and the Net Gen Student
        • Discussion
      Millennials and Libraries;  October 24, 2008
    • Who are the Millennials? The Millennials are defined as those born in 1982 and approximately the 20 years thereafter    (Neil Howe and William Strauss from Millennials Rising ). Millennials and Libraries; October 24, 2008
    • AKA
        • Millennials
        • Generation Y
        • Gen Y
        • Net Generation
        • Echo Boomers
        • Generation Me
        • Other?
      Millennials and Libraries;  October 24, 2008
    • A Survey
        • When you think of this generation, what characteristic first comes to mind? Please name only one. 
        • Name one opportunity you envision for libraries and this generation.
        • Name one challenge you envision for libraries and this generation.
        • What question do you have for or about this generation related to libraries? 
      Millennials and Libraries;  October 24, 2008
    • A Case Study
      • Methodology
        • ILI-L listserv (ALA)
        • DC-SLA listserv
        • Distributed October 10, 2008
        • Collected by email
        • 15 people replied
      •  
      • Data informs further research
      Millennials and Libraries;  October 24, 2008
    • Survey Results
      • Characteristics
        • 3 related - speed / fast
        • 2 related - Multi-tasking
        • 2 related - techy / online
        • 3 related - positive / confidence
      Millennials and Libraries;  October 24, 2008
    • Characteristics Word Cloud Word cloud designed using Wordle
    • Opportunities and Challenges Millennials and Libraries;  October 24, 2008
    • Survey Results
      • Opportunities
        • Technology - 7 related
        • Creativity - 3 related
        • Working together / Participation - 2 related
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      • Challenges
        • Maintaining relevance - 3 related
        • Keeping up with technology - 2 related
        • Expectation for everything online - 3 related
        • Research takes time - 3 related
      Millennials and Libraries;  October 24, 2008
    • Survey Results
      • Questions
      •  
        • How do you like to get things done? I want a better picture of how they prefer to work - both the environment and the process.
        • What would happen if we let the Millennials design their own libraries? What would they keep? get rid of? add?
        • How are the other generations being trained to work with this generation?
        • Will this generation even consider library science as a career?
      Millennials and Libraries; October 24, 2008
    • Survey Results
      • Questions
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        • Describe your ideal librarian.
        • Do they actually benefit from a library's attempts to use social networking as much as we (librarians) hope they do? 
        • They expect instant gratification - how can we make sure they can distinguish authoritative information and not just take the first thing that comes up?  
        • Do they envision a world where the library equates to a museum of yesterday's ideas...or that it becomes a place for them to learn, share, and create the ideas of tomorrow? 
      Millennials and Libraries; October 24, 2008
    • Educating the Net Generation Millennials and Libraries;  October 24, 2008 Diana G. Oblinger, Ph.D. Copyright Diana G. Oblinger, 2005.
    • Educating the Net Generation
      • Net Gen learning preferences:  
        • Teams, peer-to-peer
        • Engagement & experience
        • Visual & kinesthetic
        • Things that matter
      Millennials and Libraries; October 24, 2008
    • Educating the Net Generation
      • Concerns / Challenges:  
        • Web as information universe not the library
        • Source quality
        • Text literacy
        • Short attention span
        • Multitasking
        • Fast response time
        • Reflection
      Millennials and Libraries; October 24, 2008
    • Educating the Net Generation
      • What can we do? / Opportunities:
        • Make learning interactive and experiential
        • Consider peer-to-peer approaches
        • Utilize real-world applications
        • Emphasize information literacy in courses
        • Mix online and face-to-face
        • Encourage reflection
        • Create opportunities for synthesis
        • Use informal learning opportunities
      Millennials and Libraries; October 24, 2008
    • Educating the Net Generation
      • Student Advice :
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        • Be engaging; challenge us
        • Be responsive: answer voice mails and emails; office hours still matter
        • Be seen: we’d like to see you and get to know you outside of class
        • Set boundaries: tell us when you’re available
        • Use technology appropriately: don’t be “Power Pointless”
        • Use real world, relevant examples
        • Be an active participant in class; show you are excited about the subject
        • Ask students what they think
        • Not everything needs to be on the Web
      Millennials and Libraries;  October 24, 2008
    • The Academic Library and the Net Gen Student Book by Susan Gibbons American Library Association, 2007 Millennials and Libraries;  October 24, 2008
    • The Academic Library and the Net Gen Student
      • Chapter 2 - The Net Generation:
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        • Sheltered and protected lives 
        • Conventional
        • "Helicopter parents" (parent presence)
        • Special (customization)
        • High self esteem
        • Confident
        • Optimistic
        • Team-oriented
        • Pressured (pressure to achieve)
        • Multi-taskers
        • Digitally and visually literate
      Millennials and Libraries;  October 24, 2008
    • Collect Surveys   Open Discussion of Questions Millennials and Libraries;  October 24, 2008
    • Resources Millennials and Libraries; October 24, 2008 Visual Outline: Millennials Presentation (url to view online) Visual Outline: Millennials Challenges and Opportunities (url to view online) The Academic Library and the Net Gen Student (ALA publication) Educating the Net Generation (url to online pdf) Books by Howe and Strauss (3) Articles (2)
    • Thank You!