What is the Future?<br />The Future is Now.<br />Stephen Abram, MLS<br />Carol A. Kearney School Library Leadership Retrea...
Timing<br />Of<br />Influence<br />
News Flash<br />News Flash<br />Tech Shift Happens<br />People Shift Follows<br />
Serve Everyone!<br />IQ, Eyes, Post-Millennials, Genome, Sources, etc.<br />
Sensemaking<br />
What has changed academically?<br />Recognize some of the key shifts:<br />Library at the center of academic settings – NO...
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The nasty facts about Google &  Bing and  consumer search:<br />SEO / SMO<br />Content Farms<br />Advertiser-driven<br />G...
StrategicAnalytics<br />
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 ar...
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.</li></li></ul><li>2010 Eduventures Research on Investments<br /><ul><li>58% of instructors beli...
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 too...
79% of instructors and 86 percent of students have seen the average level of engagement improve over the last year as they...
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 port...
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...
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>
Focus on the ShiftsAnd Innovate THERE<br />The biggest shift from the internet and the web has been the social web.<br />
Core reason <br />to be ...<br />
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What does the next generation Textbook look like?<br />
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The new bibliography and collection development<br />KNOWLEDGE PORTALS<br />KNOWLEDGE,<br />LEARNING,<br />INFORMATION &<b...
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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</li></li></ul><li>
Teacher Literacy:<br />Going for Impact<br />
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  1. 1. What is the Future?<br />The Future is Now.<br />Stephen Abram, MLS<br />Carol A. Kearney School Library Leadership Retreat<br />SSL/NYLA Ithaca, NY<br />August 1, 2011<br />
  2. 2. Timing<br />Of<br />Influence<br />
  3. 3. News Flash<br />News Flash<br />Tech Shift Happens<br />People Shift Follows<br />
  4. 4. Serve Everyone!<br />IQ, Eyes, Post-Millennials, Genome, Sources, etc.<br />
  5. 5.
  6. 6. Sensemaking<br />
  7. 7. What has changed academically?<br />Recognize some of the key shifts:<br />Library at the center of academic settings – NOT.<br />Serials versus Books<br />Non-fiction versus fiction<br />Teens versus the rest<br />Administration and Faculty Shift<br />Discipline versus inter-disciplinary <br />Technology as a tool, not the goal<br />
  8. 8. List of content farms and general spammy user generated content sites: (Panda)<br /><ul><li>Experts Exchange (experts-exchange.com)
  9. 9. eZine Articles (ezinearticles.com)
  10. 10. Find Articles (findarticles.com)
  11. 11. FixYa (fixya.com Helium (helium.com)
  12. 12. Hub Pages (hubpages.com)
  13. 13. InfoBarrel (infobarrel.com)
  14. 14. Livestrong (livestrong.com)
  15. 15. Mahalo (mahalo.com)
  16. 16. Mail Archive (mail-archive.com)
  17. 17. Question Hub (questionhub.com)
  18. 18. Squidoo (squidoo.com)
  19. 19. Suite101 (suite101.com)
  20. 20. Twenga (twenga.com)
  21. 21. WiseGeek (wisegeek.com)
  22. 22. Wonder How To (wonderhowto.com)
  23. 23. Yahoo! Answers (answers.yahoo.com)
  24. 24. Xomba (xomba.com)
  25. 25. All Experts (allexperts.com)
  26. 26. Answers (answers.com)
  27. 27. Answer Bag (answerbag.com)
  28. 28. Articles Base (articlesbase.com)
  29. 29. Ask (ask.com)
  30. 30. Associated Content (associatedcontent.com)
  31. 31. BizRate (bizrate.com)
  32. 32. Buzle (buzzle.com)
  33. 33. Brothersoft (brothersoft.com)
  34. 34. Bytes (bytes.com)
  35. 35. ChaCha (chacha.com)
  36. 36. eFreedom (efreedom.com)
  37. 37. eHow (ehow.com)
  38. 38. Essortment (essortment.com)
  39. 39. Examiner (examiner.com)
  40. 40. Expert Village (expertvillage.com)</li></li></ul><li>
  41. 41.
  42. 42.
  43. 43. The nasty facts about Google & Bing and consumer search:<br />SEO / SMO<br />Content Farms<br />Advertiser-driven<br />Geotagging<br />GOOG<br />
  44. 44. StrategicAnalytics<br />
  45. 45.
  46. 46. 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.
  47. 47. 59% are female.
  48. 48. 29% are college students.
  49. 49. 5% are professors and 6% are teachers.
  50. 50. On any given day, 35% of our users are there for the very first time!
  51. 51. Only 29% found the databases via the library website.
  52. 52. 59% found what they were looking for on their first search.
  53. 53. 72% trusted our content more than Google.
  54. 54. 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.
  55. 55. 71% of instructors that rated student engagement levels as “high” as a result of using technology in courses.
  56. 56. 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.
  57. 57. 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.
  58. 58. 87% of students believe online libraries and databases have had the most significant impact on their overall learning.
  59. 59. 62% identify blogs, wikis, and other online authoring tools while 59% identify YouTube and recorded lectures.
  60. 60. E-books and e-textbooks impact overall learning among 50% of students surveyed, while 42% of students identify online portals.
  61. 61. 44% of instructors believe that online libraries and databases will have the greatest impact on student engagement.
  62. 62. 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%)
  63. 63. 49% of students believe that online libraries and databases will have the greatest impact on student engagement.
  64. 64. Students are more optimistic about the potential for technology.</li></li></ul><li>
  65. 65. Focus on the ShiftsAnd Innovate THERE<br />The biggest shift from the internet and the web has been the social web.<br />
  66. 66. Core reason <br />to be ...<br />
  67. 67. What does the next generation book look like?<br />
  68. 68. What does the next generation Textbook look like?<br />
  69. 69.
  70. 70.
  71. 71.
  72. 72. http://www.flickr.com/photos/nessman/2590572476/<br />
  73. 73. http://www.flickr.com/photos/briansolis/2735401175/<br />
  74. 74. The<br />Sharing<br />Economy<br />
  75. 75.
  76. 76.
  77. 77. E-Learning<br />
  78. 78. The new bibliography and collection development<br />KNOWLEDGE PORTALS<br />KNOWLEDGE,<br />LEARNING,<br />INFORMATION &<br />RESEARCH<br />COMMONS<br />
  79. 79. Trans-Literacy: Measure the Impact(s) <br /><ul><li>News literacy
  80. 80. Technology literacy
  81. 81. Information literacy
  82. 82. Media literacy
  83. 83. Adaptive literacy
  84. 84. Research literacy
  85. 85. Academic literacy
  86. 86. Reputation, Etc.
  87. 87. Reading literacy
  88. 88. Numeracy
  89. 89. Critical literacy
  90. 90. Social literacy
  91. 91. Computer literacy
  92. 92. Web literacy
  93. 93. Content literacy
  94. 94. Written literacy</li></li></ul><li>
  95. 95.
  96. 96. Teacher Literacy:<br />Going for Impact<br />
  97. 97.
  98. 98. Steal <br />This <br />Idea<br />
  99. 99.
  100. 100. 10 Common Challenges Facing Educators<br />Richard Byrne’s excellent list:<br />Filters<br />Selecting appropriate tech tools<br />Providing differentiated reference materials<br />Helping students research and organize their findings<br />Giving every student a voice<br />What to do about cel phones<br />Creating engaging projects for multiple learning styles<br />Improving communication with parents and students<br />Access to meaningful professional development<br />Knowing where to start<br />
  101. 101. Above and Beyond: The Story of the 4Cs<br />via NeverEndingSearch by Joyce Valenza on 30/07/11<br />Communication<br />Collaboration<br />Critical thinking<br />Creativity<br />Source: The Partnership for 21st Century Skills<br />
  102. 102.
  103. 103. "Reader" came out on top, with 63 write-invotes!<br />
  104. 104. News Flash <br /> “The Internet and technology have now progressed to their infancy”<br />
  105. 105.
  106. 106.
  107. 107.
  108. 108.
  109. 109.
  110. 110.
  111. 111.
  112. 112. Skirmishes<br />
  113. 113.
  114. 114.
  115. 115. GBS<br />
  116. 116. Launched in US on June 30th<br />
  117. 117.
  118. 118. Back Office: Baker & Taylor<br />Expected Launch July 2011<br />
  119. 119. Launched July 30th<br />$15 Billion Franchise<br />
  120. 120. Watch Borders locations<br />B&N sale<br />Copyright & Wikileaks<br />Etc.<br />
  121. 121. Books<br />
  122. 122. What does all this mean?<br /><ul><li>The Article level universe
  123. 123. The Chapter and Paragraph Universe
  124. 124. Integrated with Visuals – graphics and charts
  125. 125. Integrated with ‘video’
  126. 126. Integrated with Sound and Speech
  127. 127. Integrated with social web
  128. 128. Integrated with interaction and not just interactivity
  129. 129. How would you enhance a book?</li></li></ul><li>
  130. 130.
  131. 131. Borders Kobo, B&N Nook, Amazon Kindle, Apple iPad, Sony, etc. . . . <br />
  132. 132.
  133. 133.
  134. 134.
  135. 135. Grocery Stores<br />
  136. 136. Grocery Stores<br />
  137. 137. Grocery Stores<br />
  138. 138. Cookbooks, Chefs . . .<br />
  139. 139. Cookbooks, Chefs . . .<br />
  140. 140. Meals<br />
  141. 141. The new bibliography and collection development<br />KNOWLEDGE PORTALS<br />KNOWLEDGE,<br />LEARNING,<br />INFORMATION &<br />RESEARCH<br />COMMONS<br />
  142. 142. You have the tools.<br />
  143. 143. Stop Making it so Hard!<br />
  144. 144. Chefs, counsellors, teachers, magicians<br />Librarians play a vital role in building the critical connections between information , knowledge and learning.<br />
  145. 145. So how must library and educator strategies change?<br />
  146. 146. Mobility<br />
  147. 147. A 1965 iPhone<br />
  148. 148. Whitespace<br />Phones+<br />Social<br />
  149. 149. Can we frame the e-book issue so that it can be addressed rationally?<br />
  150. 150. What Would You Attempt If You Knew You Would Not Fail?<br />
  151. 151. Summary<br /><ul><li> Focus on the Learner
  152. 152. Work through the nodes
  153. 153. Focus on the Question and Impact
  154. 154. Build or Buy Knowledge Portals (as a group)
  155. 155. Emphasize Content Quality (not books)
  156. 156. Expand Programs on Information Literacy
  157. 157. Become Truly Format & Device Agnostic
  158. 158. Invest in Strategic Analytics – Measurements of Impact, ROI and Value</li></li></ul><li>Take back the Strategy: Rebalance<br />
  159. 159. Save the Learner! <br />
  160. 160.
  161. 161.
  162. 162.
  163. 163.
  164. 164.
  165. 165.
  166. 166.
  167. 167. The power of libraries<br />
  168. 168.
  169. 169. Emboldened Librarians hold the key<br />VIDEO<br />
  170. 170. Stephen Abram, MLS, FSLA<br />VP strategic partnerships and markets<br />Cengage Learning (Gale)<br />Cel: 416-669-4855<br />stephen.abram@cengage.com<br />Stephen’s Lighthouse Blog<br />http://stephenslighthouse.com<br />Facebook / Google+: Stephen Abram<br />LinkedIn / Plaxo: Stephen Abram<br />Twitter: sabram<br />SlideShare: StephenAbram1<br />
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