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    • What is the Future?
      The Future is Now.
      Stephen Abram, MLS
      Carol A. Kearney School Library Leadership Retreat
      SSL/NYLA Ithaca, NY
      August 1, 2011
    • Timing
      Of
      Influence
    • News Flash
      News Flash
      Tech Shift Happens
      People Shift Follows
    • Serve Everyone!
      IQ, Eyes, Post-Millennials, Genome, Sources, etc.
    • Sensemaking
    • What has changed academically?
      Recognize some of the key shifts:
      Library at the center of academic settings – NOT.
      Serials versus Books
      Non-fiction versus fiction
      Teens versus the rest
      Administration and Faculty Shift
      Discipline versus inter-disciplinary
      Technology as a tool, not the goal
    • List of content farms and general spammy user generated content sites: (Panda)
      • Experts Exchange (experts-exchange.com)
      • eZine Articles (ezinearticles.com)
      • Find Articles (findarticles.com)
      • FixYa (fixya.com Helium (helium.com)
      • Hub Pages (hubpages.com)
      • InfoBarrel (infobarrel.com)
      • Livestrong (livestrong.com)
      • Mahalo (mahalo.com)
      • Mail Archive (mail-archive.com)
      • Question Hub (questionhub.com)
      • Squidoo (squidoo.com)
      • Suite101 (suite101.com)
      • Twenga (twenga.com)
      • WiseGeek (wisegeek.com)
      • Wonder How To (wonderhowto.com)
      • Yahoo! Answers (answers.yahoo.com)
      • Xomba (xomba.com)
      • All Experts (allexperts.com)
      • Answers (answers.com)
      • Answer Bag (answerbag.com)
      • Articles Base (articlesbase.com)
      • Ask (ask.com)
      • Associated Content (associatedcontent.com)
      • BizRate (bizrate.com)
      • Buzle (buzzle.com)
      • Brothersoft (brothersoft.com)
      • Bytes (bytes.com)
      • ChaCha (chacha.com)
      • eFreedom (efreedom.com)
      • eHow (ehow.com)
      • Essortment (essortment.com)
      • Examiner (examiner.com)
      • Expert Village (expertvillage.com)
    • The nasty facts about Google & Bing and consumer search:
      SEO / SMO
      Content Farms
      Advertiser-driven
      Geotagging
      GOOG
    • StrategicAnalytics
    • We often believe a lot that isn’t true.
      What We Never Really Knew Before (US/Canada)
      • 27% of our users are under 18.
      • 59% are female.
      • 29% are college students.
      • 5% are professors and 6% are teachers.
      • On any given day, 35% of our users are there for the very first time!
      • Only 29% found the databases via the library website.
      • 59% found what they were looking for on their first search.
      • 72% trusted our content more than Google.
      • But, 81% still use Google.
    • 2010 Eduventures Research on Investments
      • 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.
    • Focus on the ShiftsAnd Innovate THERE
      The biggest shift from the internet and the web has been the social web.
    • Core reason
      to be ...
    • What does the next generation book look like?
    • What does the next generation Textbook look like?
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/nessman/2590572476/
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/briansolis/2735401175/
    • The
      Sharing
      Economy
    • E-Learning
    • The new bibliography and collection development
      KNOWLEDGE PORTALS
      KNOWLEDGE,
      LEARNING,
      INFORMATION &
      RESEARCH
      COMMONS
    • Trans-Literacy: Measure the Impact(s)
      • News literacy
      • Technology literacy
      • Information literacy
      • Media literacy
      • Adaptive literacy
      • Research literacy
      • Academic literacy
      • Reputation, Etc.
      • Reading literacy
      • Numeracy
      • Critical literacy
      • Social literacy
      • Computer literacy
      • Web literacy
      • Content literacy
      • Written literacy
    • Teacher Literacy:
      Going for Impact
    • Steal
      This
      Idea
    • 10 Common Challenges Facing Educators
      Richard Byrne’s excellent list:
      Filters
      Selecting appropriate tech tools
      Providing differentiated reference materials
      Helping students research and organize their findings
      Giving every student a voice
      What to do about cel phones
      Creating engaging projects for multiple learning styles
      Improving communication with parents and students
      Access to meaningful professional development
      Knowing where to start
    • Above and Beyond: The Story of the 4Cs
      via NeverEndingSearch by Joyce Valenza on 30/07/11
      Communication
      Collaboration
      Critical thinking
      Creativity
      Source: The Partnership for 21st Century Skills
    • "Reader" came out on top, with 63 write-invotes!
    • News Flash
      “The Internet and technology have now progressed to their infancy”
    • Skirmishes
    • GBS
    • Launched in US on June 30th
    • Back Office: Baker & Taylor
      Expected Launch July 2011
    • Launched July 30th
      $15 Billion Franchise
    • Watch Borders locations
      B&N sale
      Copyright & Wikileaks
      Etc.
    • Books
    • What does all this mean?
      • The Article level universe
      • The Chapter and Paragraph Universe
      • Integrated with Visuals – graphics and charts
      • Integrated with ‘video’
      • Integrated with Sound and Speech
      • Integrated with social web
      • Integrated with interaction and not just interactivity
      • How would you enhance a book?
    • Borders Kobo, B&N Nook, Amazon Kindle, Apple iPad, Sony, etc. . . .
    • Grocery Stores
    • Grocery Stores
    • Grocery Stores
    • Cookbooks, Chefs . . .
    • Cookbooks, Chefs . . .
    • Meals
    • The new bibliography and collection development
      KNOWLEDGE PORTALS
      KNOWLEDGE,
      LEARNING,
      INFORMATION &
      RESEARCH
      COMMONS
    • You have the tools.
    • Stop Making it so Hard!
    • Chefs, counsellors, teachers, magicians
      Librarians play a vital role in building the critical connections between information , knowledge and learning.
    • So how must library and educator strategies change?
    • Mobility
    • A 1965 iPhone
    • Whitespace
      Phones+
      Social
    • Can we frame the e-book issue so that it can be addressed rationally?
    • What Would You Attempt If You Knew You Would Not Fail?
    • Summary
      • Focus on the Learner
      • Work through the nodes
      • Focus on the Question and Impact
      • Build or Buy Knowledge Portals (as a group)
      • Emphasize Content Quality (not books)
      • Expand Programs on Information Literacy
      • Become Truly Format & Device Agnostic
      • Invest in Strategic Analytics – Measurements of Impact, ROI and Value
    • Take back the Strategy: Rebalance
    • Save the Learner!
    • The power of libraries
    • Emboldened Librarians hold the key
      VIDEO
    • 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 / Google+: Stephen Abram
      LinkedIn / Plaxo: Stephen Abram
      Twitter: sabram
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