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  • 1. Libraries: Evolution, Revolution and the Two Kinds of Extinction
    Stephen Abram, MLS
    Education Institute Webinar
    March 16, 2011
  • 2. “Don’t you know what
    a library is for?
    It’s to prevent us from
    making damn fools
    of ourselves.”
    George Locke
    Chief Librarian
    1908-1937
    Toronto Public Library,
    quoted in the
    Toronto Star
    April 3, 1982
    Are Your Strategies Frozen in Time?
    Are they Based On Incremental Change?
    Are they Responding to Future Challenges or Past Pain?
  • 3. Stop complicating things!
  • 4. We Only Get So Many Once-in-a-Lifetime Chances To Do Great Things
  • 5. What Can Librarians Do?
  • 6. Extinction
  • 7. Extinction
  • 8.
  • 9. Evolution
  • 10. A Library Metaphor: Dinosaurs didn’t go extinct because the climate changed. They went extinct because the didn’t or couldn’t adapt.
  • 11. Opportunities Abound
  • A Library Metaphor
  • 20. Grocery Stores
  • 21. Grocery Stores
  • 22. Grocery Stores
  • 23. Cookbooks, Chefs . . .
  • 24. Cookbooks, Chefs . . .
  • 25. Meals
  • 26. Chefs, counsellors, teachers, magicians
    Librarians play a vital role in building the critical connections between information , knowledge and learning.
  • 27. Opportunities Abound
  • Sensemaking
  • 33. 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.
  • 34. Think
    As technology advances
  • 35. Emboldened Librarians hold the key
  • 36. News Flash
    “The Internet and technology have now progressed to their infancy”
  • 37. The Top 20
  • 38. What are our libraries’ strategic responses to these environmental factors and changes?
  • 39. 1
    E-Books
  • 40. 2
    Kindle Singles
  • 41. 3
    Google Books
  • 42. How would you enhance the book without the compromises of the 1500’s?
  • 43.
  • 44. Digital is Insufficient
  • 45. 4
    Death of Containers
  • 46. 5
    No More DVD’s
  • 47. 6
    Research Culture
  • 48. 7
    Content Farms
  • 49. 7
    Apple: Apps
  • 50. 8
    Kindle Formats
  • 51. 9
    E-Reader Lending
  • 52. 10
    ContentDisaggregation
  • 53. What does all this mean?
    • The Article level universe
    • 54. The Chapter and Paragraph Universe
    • 55. Integrated with Visuals – graphics and charts
    • 56. Integrated with ‘video’
    • 57. Integrated with Sound and Speech
    • 58. Integrated with social web
    • 59. Integrated with interaction and not just interactivity
    • 60. How would you enhance a book?
  • 11
    E-Learning
  • 61. E-Learning
  • 62.
  • 63.
  • 64. 12
    StrategicAnalytics
  • 65. What We Never Really Knew Before (US/Canada)
    We often believe a lot that isn’t true.
    • 27% of our users are under 18.
    • 66. 59% are female.
    • 67. 29% are college students.
    • 68. 5% are professors and 6% are teachers.
    • 69. On any given day, 35% of our users are there for the very first time!
    • 70. Only 29% found the databases via the library website.
    • 71. 59% found what they were looking for on their first search.
    • 72. 72% trusted our content more than Google.
    • 73. But, 81% still use Google.
  • 2010 Eduventures Research on Investments
    • 58% of instructors believe that technology in courses positively impacts student engagement.
    • 74. 71% of instructors that rated student engagement levels as “high” as a result of using technology in courses.
    • 75. 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.
    • 76. 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.
    • 77. 87% of students believe online libraries and databases have had the most significant impact on their overall learning.
    • 78. 62% identify blogs, wikis, and other online authoring tools while 59% identify YouTube and recorded lectures.
    • 79. E-books and e-textbooks impact overall learning among 50% of students surveyed, while 42% of students identify online portals.
    • 80. 44% of instructors believe that online libraries and databases will have the greatest impact on student engagement.
    • 81. 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%)
    • 82. 49% of students believe that online libraries and databases will have the greatest impact on student engagement.
    • 83. Students are more optimistic about the potential for technology.
  • The Baker’s Dozen
    Health and Wellness / Community Health / Nutrition / Diet / Recovery
    DIY Do It Yourself Activities and Car Repair
    Genealogy
    Test prep (SAT, ACT, occupational tests, etc. etc.)
    Legal Questions (including family law, divorce, adoption, etc)
    Hobbies, Games and Gardening
    Local History
    Consumer reviews (Choosing a car, appliance, etc.)
    Homework Help (grade school)
    Technology Skills (software, hardware, web)
    Government Programs, Services and Taxation
    Self-help/personal development
    Careers (jobs, counselling, etc.)
  • 84.
  • 85.
  • 86.
  • 87.
  • 88. 13
    Whitespace Broadband
  • 89. 14
    Free Culture
  • 90. 15
    Mobility
  • 91.
  • 92. 16
    Digital 1st & Only
  • 93. 17
    Peer e-Review
  • 94. 18
    Inter-Disciplinary
  • 95. Discovery & Ideas
  • 96. The Future Discovered
  • 108.
  • 109.
  • 110.
  • 111. 19
    Total Integration
  • 112.
  • 113. The new bibliography and collection development
    KNOWLEDGEPORTALS
    KNOWLEDGE,
    LEARNING,
    INFORMATION &
    RESEARCH
    COMMONS
  • 114.
  • 115.
  • 116. Don’t Rest on Your Laurels.
  • 117. Reintermediation: Personalize the Service
  • 118. Stand Out!
  • 119. Trust Yourself to Make Difference and Have an Impact
  • 120. Save the User!
  • 121. What Would You Attempt If You Knew You Would Not Fail?
  • 122.
  • 123. Context is King,Contact trumps Culture Content is a Foundation
  • 124. Community
  • 125. Conversations
  • 126. Relationships
  • 127. What Are Libraries Really For?
    • Community
    • 128. Learning
    • 129. Training the researchers of today & tomorrow
    • 130. Discovery & Invention
    • 131. Progress
    • 132. Research (Applied and Theoretical)
    • 133. Cultural & Knowledge Custody & Curation
    • 134. Economic Impact &n Infrastructure
  • 5 Things To Do
  • 135. Must do actually
    1. Know what your users are doing and why. (analyze your data, choose the top 5… & focus)
    2. Focus on the user psycho-graphics – their goals from their point of view.
    3. Invest in Knowledge Portals that support your user’s goals (in person and virtually)
    4. Rise above Collecting and truly Support Reading and Research. Build on the foundation.
    5. Be VERY comfortable with the devices. All of them.
    5.
  • 136. Cooperate
    20
    Collaborate
    Consort
  • 137. The power of libraries
  • 138.
  • 139. Join the Revolution
    Good Luck
  • 140. Stephen Abram, MLS, FSLA
    VP strategic partnerships and markets
    Cengage Learning (Gale)
    Cel: 416-669-4855
    stephen.abram@cengage.com
    Stephen’s Lighthouse Blog
    http://stephenslighthouse.com
    Facebook: Stephen Abram
    LinkedIn / Plaxo: Stephen Abram
    Twitter: sabram
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