Future proof your library

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Alabama School Library Association keynote, June 13, 2011

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Future proof your library

  1. 1. Alabama School Library Association June 13, 2011 “Future-Proof Your Library” Wendy StephensBe the expert on e-booksRecognize what is happening to school libraries around the countryDo what you can for librarian imageRead more than everDelight in the fixed scheduleKeep a finger in every pieExploit the long tailFight the filter bubbleCurate hyper-local contentLet readers drive acquisitionsRecommender systems includes human systemsFake itBe psychicGet a guruLearn the local technologiesPrepare for augmented realitiesRealize advocacy fatigue existsProvide opportunitiesHelp re-define abilitiesAnderson, Chris. (2006). The long tail: why the future of business is selling less of more.Bishop, Bill. (2008). Why the clustering of like-minded America is tearing us apart.Levine, Rick et al. (2009). The cluetrain manifesto: the tenth anniversary edition.Pariser, Eli. (2011). The filter bubble: what the internet is hiding from you.Pink, Dan. (2006). A whole new mind: why right-brainers will rule the future.“Oh, Ive always wondered why librarians work so hard to stay in the ranks of teachers, instead of workingtoward being considered administrators or directors. Do we have an innate inferiority complex?”--Doug Johnson, “To See Ourselves as Others See Us,” May 16, 2011http://doug-johnson.squarespace.com/blue-skunk-blog/2011/5/16/to-see-ourselves-as-others-see-us.html“Here is how I answer probably 95% of the tech "how-to" questions I receive...”--Doug Johnson, “You, Too, Can Be a Technology Guru,” October 11, 2010http://doug-johnson.squarespace.com/blue-skunk-blog/2010/10/11/you-too-can-be-a-technology-guru.html“Since when,” she asked, “do teachers dress like they’re about to clean the garage?”--Kristin Fonticiaro, “Friday Snapshots: Web Accuracy, Advocacy, and the Achievement Gap,” April 29, 2011http://blog.schoollibrarymedia.com/index.php/2011/04/29/friday-snapshots/http://blog.ted.com/2011/05/02/beware-online-filter-bubbles-eli-pariser-on-ted-com/

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