Staff Capacity and Engagement</li></li></ul><li>Questions for Today<br />Is this the end of libraries as we know them?<br />Whither learning, community, support?<br />What is the role for librarians and all types of libraries in our info-future?<br />What are the key challenges?<br />Book-centric core service is mutating very quickly<br />The world of answers is shifting radically<br />Web-centric world is moving mobile and personal very quickly<br />Learning fundamentals have changed<br />Massive, global economic shift to knowledge economy<br />
We Only Get So Many Once-in-a-Lifetime Chances To Do Great Things<br />
Students are focused at the lesson and event (essay, test, exam) level</li></li></ul><li>Skip to the End: Why listen to me?<br /><ul><li>School libraries raise standardized test scores 15-25%!
School library / Public library partnerships increase scores 5% plus!
Libraries and information content and technology leadership are critical to Higher Ed
Communities with libraries as an investment receive very high ROI – average 650%!
There are more libraries than McDonalds & Starbucks combined with better distribution and staffing models for government services</li></li></ul><li>Chefs, counsellors, teachers, magicians<br />Librarians play a vital role in building the critical connections between information , knowledge and learning.<br />
Very Big Secret<br />The Elephant in the Room<br />
A few strategies to consider<br /><ul><li> Knowledge Portals
But, 81% still use Google.</li></li></ul><li>2010 Eduventures Research on Investments<br /><ul><li>58% of instructors believe that technology in courses positively impacts student engagement.
71% of instructors that rated student engagement levels as “high” as a result of using technology in courses.
71% of students who are employed full-time and 77% of students who are employed part-time prefer more technology-based tools in the classroom.
79% of instructors and 86 percent of students have seen the average level of engagement improve over the last year as they have increased their use of digital educational tools.
87% of students believe online libraries and databases have had the most significant impact on their overall learning.
62% identify blogs, wikis, and other online authoring tools while 59% identify YouTube and recorded lectures.
E-books and e-textbooks impact overall learning among 50% of students surveyed, while 42% of students identify online portals.
44% of instructors believe that online libraries and databases will have the greatest impact on student engagement.
32% of instructors identify e-textbooks and 30% identify interactive homework solutions as having the potential to improve engagement and learning outcomes. (e-readers was 11%)
49% of students believe that online libraries and databases will have the greatest impact on student engagement.
Students are more optimistic about the potential for technology.</li></li></ul><li>What do we need to know?<br /><ul><li>How do library databases and virtual services compare with other web experiences?
Who are our core virtual users? Are there gaps?