Welcome<br />Questions for Today:<br />Is this the end of libraries as we know them?<br />Whither learning, community, support?<br />What is actually changing?<br />Do people still value the book? <br />Where is all this change taking us?<br />What is the role for librarians and all types of libraries in our info-future?<br />
Physical access and basic reading evolves to intellectual access with new competencies</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>Grocery Stores<br />
“Strategy is a Choice. . .<br />To be a victim and feel these changes are fated and blamestorm<br />OR<br />Create the future we need and take collective responsibility for the conversation and development of the future.”<br />Find Reasons not Excuses.<br />
Mobile data usage is growing beyond youth very quickly, workplace use is huge </li></li></ul><li>We often believe a lot that isn’t true.<br />What We Never Really Knew Before (US/Canada)<br /><ul><li>27% of our users are under 18.