The Value of the Library Experience: Priceless Stephen Abram, MLS Douglas County Library April 27, 2011
Economic Change and Challenges These slides are available at Stephen’s Lighthouse blog
We Only Get So Many Once-in-a-Lifetime Chances To Do Great Things
Welcome Questions for Today: Is this the end of libraries as we know them? Whither learning, community, support? What is actually changing? Do people still value the book? Where is all this change taking us? What is the role for librarians and all types of libraries in our info-future?
5Things have Changed . . A LOT! Cardholders, Users, Members, Patrons, Clients, Customers, Learners, Students, Scholars, Researchers, Teachers, Professors Books & Media & Collections Mobility Learning & Research Government The History of Unintended Consequences & Unpredictability
“Strategy is a Choice. . . To be a victim and feel these changes are fated and blamestorm OR Create the future we need and take collective responsibility for the conversation and development of the future.” Find Reasons not Excuses.
What are the good and bad things about e-books?
Library Goals Be the Bee Or Be the Hive. Care.
Strategic Thinking for Libraries Choosing a Future Setting Phased Priorities Making Choices Taking Action Doing the Next Step Adjusting Tactics with Experience Seeking Feedback and Adjusting Measuring Progress